The "New" New Community has helped thousands of people in need. Read thier stories.
Vet Father's Day Story
2010 GRAD HOWARD THORNTON
As far back as he can remember, Howard Thornton has been surrounded by automobiles ...... read more
Culinary Graduate Prepares Tasty Meals at Legal Seafood
For as long as he can remember, Jawan Perine has been fascinated by cooking..... read more
Hidden Magic: Home Health Aides Recognized
New Community Corporation, Inc. houses many programs; some whose impact is sometimes overlooked.
Shining Star on the Golden Path
Dr. Traymanesha Moore found the map and navigated to success. Her trip was not without hardship, but with guardian angels along the way, she too found her way back home.....read more
Educated at New Community, Student Becomes 1st Officer of Continental Airlines
The most important gift we can give our children is the gift of faith in God and faith in oneself. We give the gift of education, access, and opportunity in order to achieve this.we spoke with Chrystal Dunbar, who received her start at NCC's St. Rose of Lima School. As a toddler in her stroller, Chrystal would always look up to the sky, point, and gleefully shout “airplane!” when she saw a plane. Read More >>
Michael Olisa calls the Youth Automotive Training Program that helped him on his way to a promising career, “One of the best programs in the country!”
Rachel Brown DeMoreno became homeless—living at the Newark YMCA with her four children, where she suffered a stroke and was unable to work. Now, back on her feet, she believes that “Without faith and New Community, I would have nothing.”
Cynthia Ward lost her job, followed by the loss of her home due to gambling problems. She says, “NCC’s Harmony House offered me a second chance at life.”
New Community Accomplishments
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New Community's first real estate development project opened in 1975. It was followed by a series of family and senior residences that were built and opened throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1985, NCC completed the renovation of its current headquarters, St. Joseph Plaza located on West Market Street. This became one of NCC’s first economic development projects, converting the formerly shuttered church into a 24,000 square foot complex that included office & conference space, a restaurant, and jazz club. An extended care facility opened in 1986 and a transitional facility for homeless families, called Harmony House, was completed in 1989. The New Community Neighborhood Shopping Center, including a Pathmark supermarket, opened its doors in 1990.
The NCC Neighborhood Shopping Center has been an asset to consumers in the Central Ward for almost twenty years. Prior to this development, there had not been a major supermarket in the City of Newark for more than 30 years. An NCC-owned Dunkin' Donuts, is also located at the Bergen Street shopping center. All earnings from the NCC franchise are reinvested in the community through NCC's programs and projects.
The pace and scope of NCC's undertakings mushroomed during the 1990s to include a rapidly expanding presence in health care, Hispanic development and immigration services, a state-of-the-art workforce development & job training facility, one of New Jersey's largest welfare-to-work programs and community-based charter schools.
Over the course of four decades, New Community had become the nation's largest, most comprehensive and accomplished provider of community-based programs and services. Today, it stands as the nation's most compelling model of "critical scale" community-based development.
The $25 million Community Hills development of two- and three-bedroom town homes, for instance, provides home ownership opportunities on the site of the former Hayes Homes public housing project, adjacent to the flashpoint of the 1967 disorders.
In 2009, New Community’s latest housing development, Roseville Commons, will provide 50 units of low and moderate income housing in the West Ward of Newark through a partnership with RPM Development Corp., one of New Jersey’s leading private developers of affordable housing. Ground breaking is scheduled on the mixed-used project to include retail space.
Guided by its mission "to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual, God-given dignity and personal achievement,” New Community has also moved into education, early childhood learning and the expansion of community-based health care, with the opening of a major health care complex in 2004.
In addition to its 180-bed Extended Care Facility, New Community is also offering home care through its Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association. Wellness Clinics staffed by a nurse practitioner were also established in two of New Community’s senior residences in early 2009.
New Community is also opening a 30-bed sub-acute unit within its Extended Care Center in 2009, catering to patients who require shorter stays than the typical nursing home offers.
In its commitment to providing comprehensive and holistic services, NCC is leading the way for the next generation of community-based development.
Fore more information contact:
Angela Stewart, Director of Communications
New Community Mission: To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.