Volume 10 • Issue 4 April 2018 newcommunity.org

Workforce Development Center Awarded National Accreditation

New Community Workforce Development Center has been awarded accreditation by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), a nonprofit organization that grants institutional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

“This validates our career and technical programs, it ensures our connections to employers and it enables interested applicants to apply for Title IV financial aid assistance,” said New Community Workforce Development Center Director Rodney Brutton. “It really means that students who are interested in our programs should feel confident that New Community Workforce Development Center offers programs that are relevant, have been vetted and have been proven to be useful and successful. It adds value to our work and credibility by an independent evaluator.”

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New Community Circle Of Life Provides Pediatric Palliative Care

Imagine having a child who gets a devastating medical diagnosis. Would you know where to turn for support? To help make the situation easier, New Community has partnered with Circle of Life, which provides pediatric palliative care and clinical services for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Circle of Life, which has been in operation for nearly two decades, became an affiliate of New Community Corporation this past summer. Dr. James Oleske founded Circle of Life and remains as its medical director. He has known New Community Founder Monsignor William J. Linder his whole career and honored him at past Circle of Life events.

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New Harmony House Director Passionate About Housing

Yonette Fredericks has had a passion for housing for many years. She’s happy to be the director of Harmony House, New Community’s transitional housing facility for homeless families. As director, she supervises case managers, ensures contractual services are being provided and ensures the facility is in compliance with its license. She’s been in the role since Jan. 29.

Fredericks has known about New Community for a number of years. She first heard about the organization through the Housing Scholars Program, offered through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Community Resources. The program matches interns with nonprofit organizations actively involved in the development of affordable housing. She was not picked to intern with New Community at the time, but continued to follow it.

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