Volume 7 • Issue 2 February 2015 newcommunity.org

Taking Charge: Property Manager Turns Around
NCC Building In Two Years

Vivian Pounder loves a good challenge. In fact, she thrives on tackling the seemingly impossible.

Currently the Property Manager at NCC Douglas Homes, Pounder arrived in June of 2012 to a building that had seen better days. On her first day in charge at 15 Hill St. in Newark, Pounder walked the dim hallways, surveyed the building exterior where people were milling around in front, and threaded through the stairwells, which had attracted loiterers.

Employee Of The Month: Jenifer Pineda

When she was growing up, Jenifer Pineda often heard people tell her this: “You’ll be a great teacher someday.”

However Pineda had other plans and worked in the retail industry for 12 years. When she reflected on how her career could make a positive impact on others, in particular the younger generation, that familiar phrase replayed again in her mind.

This time, something clicked.

Pineda applied to work for NCC Youth Services in 2009, under the supervision of Director Edward Morris, and is currently based at 13th Avenue School in Newark, where she oversees third graders as an After School Program Counselor.


NCC Seniors Host MLK Scholarship Dinner, Mayor Headlines As Keynote Speaker

New Community’s Senior Advisory Board hosted its 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Dinner, where this year’s keynote speaker was Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.

The annual scholarship dinner, which was well attended by seniors from NCC buildings in Newark, Orange and Jersey City, honored the legacy of King by awarding a $500 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior from an NCC residence.

During Baraka’s keynote address, he paid tribute to King by acknowledging the sacrifices that King and past civil rights leaders have made to advance racial equality in America.

Monthly Features
Articles & Photos
  • NCC Staff Trains In Health Literacy,
    Patient-Centered Care
  • Sharing 'Loads Of Love' In Memory Of
    Former NCC Resident
  • Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    In The Classroom
  • FSB: Compassion Fatigue: Taking Time For Self-Care
  • Final Expenses: Nine Things You Need To Know
  • Scenes From My Brother's Keeper Panel
  • Around The Network - Mayor Steps Up To The Mic, Sings At NCC
  • Around The Network - A Celebration Fit For (Three) Kings
  • Around The Network - Baked Goods For The Building
  • Applying For Energy Assistance
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