Volume 9 • Issue 7 July 2017 newcommunity.org

Fabulous Me Conference Teaches Young Women To #FightLikeAGirl

“No matter what obstacles you have in life, you can overcome them.”

That was the message five-time world and international boxing champion Mia St. John gave to 220 girls ages 11 to 17 during the 2017 Fabulous Me: Celebration of Womanhood conference hosted by the Family Service Bureau of Newark, an affiliate of New Community Corporation.

St. John struggled with alcohol and drug addiction at a young age, overdosing at age 13. She also dealt with bullying and mental health issues including obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder and an eating disorder. Despite those difficulties, she graduated college and was a very successful boxer. The 49-year-old who has been sober for 28 years retired 11 months ago after a 20-year career with a win in New Zealand.


Golfing For A Cause At NCC’s 23rd Annual Golf Outing

Supporters of New Community Corporation spent a day driving and putting at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange for the 23rd Annual Golf Outing.

After a sunny day on the course, participants enjoyed a dinner and reception where they heard about the real purpose of the day: supporting NCC educational programs, the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship Fund and Harmony House, NCC’s transitional living facility for homeless families.

Lovelene Glaude, program assistant at the New Community Workforce Development Center, shared her experience with Harmony House. She lived there with her son for nine months and got access to resources that helped her both personally and professionally. She currently lives in an NCC apartment complex and hopes to buy a home in the future.


NCC Chief Of Health And Human Services Gets Humanitarian Of The Year Award

Seton Hall University honored New Community Corporation Chief of Health and Human Services Arti Kakkar with its Humanitarian of the Year Award. The honor was part of the Many Are One Alumni Awards Gala, the university’s annual black tie event that celebrates the good work of past graduates.

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