Press Releases

New Community Corporation Hosts Grand Opening Of Housing Facility For The Chronically Homeless
NEWARK — Oct. 18, 2017 — New Community Corporation held the grand opening for its new supportive housing facility for the chronically homeless and New Jersey’s first HUD Safe Haven model development. Read more.

Teenagers Spend Week Volunteering In Newark At New Community Corporation
NEWARK — Aug. 11, 2017 — Ten rising juniors from Saint Peter’s Prep spent a week volunteering with New Community Corporation as part of the school’s annual immersion trip program. The young men from the all-male prep school in Jersey City got firsthand experience of Newark, a city most of them knew little about. Read more.

Hundreds Of Needy Students Receive Free Items For Upcoming School Year
WEST ORANGE — July 31, 2017 — Nearly 800 economically disadvantaged Essex County students went on a shopping spree where they received brand new items for free, including Victoria and Elijah Oluwatodimu who live at New Community Harmony House, a transitional housing facility for homeless families in Newark. Read more.

2017 Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference: #FightLikeAGirl
SOUTH ORANGE — June 13, 2017 — Five-time world and international boxing champion Mia St. John will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Fabulous Me: Celebration of Womanhood Conference Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Seton Hall University. Her daughter, Paris St. John – a singer, songwriter and mental health advocate – will also address the attendees. Read more.

New Community Hosts Teens For Week-long Urban Immersion
NEWARK — 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. Read more.

Golfing Fundraiser Supports Homeless Families, Education Programs
WEST ORANGE — 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. Read more.

Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference: ‘Journey To The Top’
SOUTH ORANGE — 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 of the nonprofit New Community Corporation. Read more.

New Financial Opportunity Centers Open In Newark
NEWARK — February 23, 2016 — For someone living paycheck to paycheck, building financial wealth is daunting. To aid low- and moderate-income families looking to boost their earnings, New Community is proud to announce the opening of its new Financial Opportunity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Read more.

Workforce Auto Program Receives $270K State Grant
NEWARK — January 12, 2016 — New Community Workforce Development Center started off 2016 with a financial boost in the form of a grant awarded by the state to the Ford Automotive Training and Employment Program. The approximately $270,000 grant, which was awarded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development on January 12, will provide funding for automotive students to receive training in all areas related to vehicle maintenance and repair. Read more.

On Instagram: New Community Auto Program Featured In Prudential’s 20 Stories Of Strength Campaign
NEWARK — November 12, 2015 — As a testament to the growing buzz around the Automotive Technician Training Program at New Community, Prudential has selected the program to feature in its Instagram campaign dubbed #20StoriesOfStrength. See more.

Teens From Around Globe To Meet For Cultural Exchange In Newark
NEWARK — August 4, 2015 — About 100 teenagers from more than a dozen countries around the world will take part in a creative cultural exchange with local youth  as part of a social enterprise initiative led by Fairleigh Dickinson University, in collaboration with New Community, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A bus tour followed by a lunchtime program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Community Corporation, 233 West Market St. in Newark. Read more.

Formerly Homeless Single Mom To Share Her Story At Charity Golf Outing
NEWARK — June 30, 2015 — Formerly homeless single mom Khalilah Boyd will share her story on becoming homeless and how her family found refuge at Harmony House at New Community’s 21st Annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange. Read more.

Nursing Home To Host Adopt-A-Resident Day
NEWARK — May 13, 2015 — Employees of New Community and local residents will participate in Adopt-A-Resident Day, where they will arrive at the nursing home to personally present gifts to residents of New Community Extended Care Facility, a 180-bed capacity skilled nursing center. Staff will also bring in homemade dishes and are encouraged to sit and share a meal with the residents. Read more.

New Clinic Opens For Newark Seniors, Disabled Adults
NEWARK — December 12, 2014 — Grand opening of a new on-site health clinic inside a senior and disabled adults building in Newark operated by the non-profit New Community Corporation. Read more.

New Community Partners With Mayor Baraka, ShopRite To Train Job Seekers As Supermarket Opens In Newark
NEWARK — October 10, 2014 — New Community Workforce Development Center is partnering with ShopRite and the City of Newark to train up to 200 job seekers for store associate positions as a new ShopRite supermarket is slated to open in early 2015 on Springfield Avenue. Read more.

Nearly 200 Teens From Three Continents To Meet For Cultural Exchange In Newark
NEWARK — August 5, 2014 — Nearly 200 teenagers, including youth from China, Korea and Brazil, will take part in a cultural exchange with youth from Newark as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Emerging Global Leaders Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Community, 233 West Market St. in Newark. Media are invited to cover the student engagement program, which will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Read more.

NJ Teens To Swap Life In Suburbs For Week Living, Volunteering In Newark
NEWARK — July 28, 2014 — Starting today, a dozen teens from around New Jersey will swap life in the suburbs for a week-long urban immersion in Newark.The reason? Some lessons are best taught outside the classroom. Read more.

Harmony Day Brings Resources, Free Entertainment To Community
NEWARK — July 25, 2014 — Harmony Day Celebration featuring live outdoor entertainment, including dancers and vocalists, spoken word artists, DJ, along with food, prizes, children’s free dental check-ups, face painting, fire department safety demonstration and more. Read More.

Formerly Homeless NJ Teen To Share NCC’s Impact On Her Family At 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser
WEST ORANGE — June 18, 2014 — Formerly homeless teen Shianne Dodson will share her story on becoming homeless and how the 16-year-old and her mother found refuge and support at Harmony House at New Community’s 20th Annual Golf Classic on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, New Jersey. Read more.

250 NJ Young Women To Gain Lessons In Empowerment, African Drumming
SOUTH ORANGE — May 28, 2014 — Judge Tiffany M. Williams, one of the youngest judges serving in the state of New Jersey, will deliver the keynote address to more than 250 young women at the 2014 Celebration of Womanhood Conference hosted on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seton Hall University. Read more.

NCC To Kick Off Free Auto Training Program For NJ Job Seekers, Funded By State Grant
NEWARK — May 27, 2014 — New Community Workforce Development Center will offer job seekers a unique opportunity to Meet And Greet prospective employers from the automotive industry including Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Mazda, Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Hyundai on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. Read more.

Media contact:
Eunice Lee
elee@newcommunity.org
973-497-4413