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  • Harmony House Featured On Pix 11

    Pix 11's Mario Diaz interviewed staff from Harmony House, New Community's transitional housing facility for homeless families, on March 22, 2017, to highlight the crucial services that are offered to the community, such as transitional housing, intensive case management, supportive services, life skills training, permanent housing placement and connection to resources. Senior Case Manager Lisa Chavis and Assistant Program Manager Dametria Wertz spoke with Pix 11 about how Harmony House can help to prevent tragedies, such ...

    Posted at March 23, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Posted at March 17, 2017 | By : | Categories : Adult Learning Center,Blog | 0 Comment
  • ‘A Better Life’ Gets Nod On WBGO

    Newark Mayor Ras Baraka highlighted the work of New Community in addressing chronic homelessness in Newark recently during a panel discussion and call-in show on "Newark Today" on WBGO. The show featured Newark's four living mayors—Ras Baraka, Cory Booker, Sharpe James and Ken Gibson—with host Michael Hill as they reflected on both the history of Newark and the future of the city. Note: New Community is referenced by Mayor Baraka around time stamp 19:45.

    Posted at February 7, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Youth Empowerment Summit

    New Community's 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit will feature an open forum with local law enforcement that focuses on the recent police shootings across the country. Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions in relation to interactions with police. Teen dating violence and choices and consequences will also be discussed at the summit. Lunch is provided! Registration form available here. The 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit is ...

    Posted at December 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,NCC Network | 0 Comment
  • Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference: ‘Journey To The Top’

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference: 'Journey To The Top' South Orange, NJ (June 10, 2016) — A journey has a beginning and an end, but Victoria Mahand said she wants to talk about everything that happens in between. Mahand, a National Training Specialist at the One Circle Foundation, served as the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Fabulous Me Celebration of Womanhood Conference, which is organized by the Family Service Bureau of Newark, an affiliate ...

    Posted at July 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • Golfing Fundraiser Supports Homeless Families, Education Programs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Golfing For A Cause Raises Funds For Homeless Families, Education Programs West Orange, NJ (June 28, 2016) — Jasmine Thompson’s greatest fear in becoming homeless was having her family split apart. When she arrived at Harmony House, New Community’s transitional housing facility for homeless families, she discovered a 102-unit haven in Newark with apartments for each family, 24-hour security and supportive services. “The most important thing was keeping my family together,” said Thompson, 31, of ...

    Posted at July 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • New Community Hosts Teens For Week-long Urban Immersion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Community Hosts Teens For Week-long Urban Immersion Newark, NJ (July 28, 2016) — Ten teens have swapped life in the suburbs for a week-long urban immersion in Newark this week. The reason? Some lessons are best taught outside the classroom. The high school students, who attend Saint Peter’s Prep and are from various suburban towns in New Jersey, will gain firsthand experiences as they spend one week volunteering with inner city children, job seekers, the ...

    Posted at July 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • Media Coverage: Lives Changed At New Community, Harmony House

    Newark Patch recently published a story that features three lives that have been impacted by New Community. The article, titled, "Stories of Homelessness: Newark's Harmony House Hosts Fundraiser," spotlights the testimonials shared by Harvishia Murray, Maurice Culley and Jasmine Thompson at New Community's 22nd Annual Golf Outing. All proceeds from the golf outing benefit New Community education programs, homeless families at Harmony House and the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship Fund.

    Posted at July 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Dial For Help: Newark Launches ‘Crisis Text Line’

    The City of Newark has launched a new, 24-hour support service called the Crisis Text Line, where callers can receive free, anonymous counseling services in an effort to aid Newark teens and adults who are facing a crisis. As of  March 20, anyone in Newark can text "NEW" to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. The crisis counselor helps individuals work through a moment of crisis, while ...

    Posted at June 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • KicksUSA Recruits Summer Interns For 8 Week Program

    To apply, contact Program Coordinator Adaisah Johnson at or 215-856-2000 ext. 148. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10 at 5 p.m. KickStart is an eight-week summer program that is a collaborative initiative by KicksUSA and New Community Corporation.

    Posted at June 6, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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