Volume 7 • Issue 9 August/September 2015 newcommunity.org


$15M Improvements To Help More Than 500 Newark Residents

New Community Corporation has commenced a construction project of historic proportions for the agency that will result in significant home improvements for more than 500 low-income residents in Newark.

Cranes and construction workers have already convened at New Community Manor Senior, the first site to undergo rehabilitation, but before a single roof tile was replaced at 545 Orange St. in Newark, NCC leaders navigated an arduous three-year process to secure funding for the visionary, multi-million dollar project.


Best Foot Forward: NCC, Kicks USA Launch Partnership

An irate customer no longer fazes Jonathan Toro.

Early in his summer internship with Kicks USA, an urban footwear and apparel retailer, Toro recalled encountering a customer who was interested in shopping but less than friendly towards Toro.

Toro, 18, of Newark, admitted that his gut reaction—in any other scenario—would have been to dish back attitude. But this situation was different: Toro was sporting a Kicks USA employee shirt and had sales on the line. In the end, Toro said he refrained from making personal comments and assisted the customer, who purchased a pair of pricey sneakers as well as clothing (which meant commission).


Globetrotting: International Students Get Lesson On Social Enterprise At NCC

Sixteen-year-old DeShawn Ford acknowledges that meeting a bunch of new people - especially from far-flung places - takes him out of his comfort zone. But now, Ford says he can appreciate diversity in a new light.

Ford and a group of teens from New Community welcomed visiting international students to NCC, where they toured one of the largest community development corporations in the nation to learn about social entrepreneurship. About 100 visitors from a dozen countries around the globe took part in a cultural exchange with teens from Newark as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Social Ventures for Social Development seminar. Countries represented included Bolivia, China and Saudi Arabia, among others.

Monthly Features
Articles & Photos
  • Paying It Forward: Longtime Camper Returns To NCC As Summer Volunteer
  • Teens Take Urban Plunge In Newark At NCC
  • Harmony Day 2015: Sharing Resources, Celebrating The Community
  • FSB: Work At NCC? Check Out The Employee Assistance Program
  • Home Health Aide Grads To Care For NCC Residents
  • Understanding The Past In Order To Impact The Present
  • NCC Music Awards: Big Finale For Summer Camp 2015
  • NCC Seniors Stay Active, Visit Tomahawk Lake, NYC
  • Around The Network -NCC Food Pantry Receives Donation From Nursing Group
  • Around The Network -NCC Does Community Outreach At Local Festivals, Events
  • Around The Network -NCC Families Explore Bronx Zoo
  • NCC Environmental Services Throws
    Department BBQ To Celebrate Hard Work
  • Firing Up The Grill At Hudson Senior
  • Rehab Gets More Equipment
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