Volume 9 • Issue 5 May 2017 newcommunity.org


It started with ashes in 1967.

Years of political disenfranchisement, economic disinvestment and police brutality erupted in violence on July 12, 1967, sparking a six-day melee in Newark that left 26 people dead and devastated the Central Ward.

The Newark rebellion gave birth to New Community Corporation, which was founded by Monsignor William J. Linder and a small group of residents in 1968, in the wake of despair. Since then, NCC has reshaped the landscape of the Central Ward, with safe, decent and affordable housing for seniors, families and the homeless. Over the years, its services and reach has expanded. New Community now offers a vast network of services in the areas of housing, health care, early childhood education, workforce development and more. While primarily concentrated in Newark’s Central Ward, NCC sites can be found around the city and also in Orange, Kearny and Jersey City.


NCC Is On TV! Public Access Program Debuts

Lights, camera, action!

New Community Workforce Development Center debuted its new public access television show called “NCC: Connecting You To Resources” in April. The program highlights the career technical programs offered at NCC and features real life students who talk about their experiences in the training programs and the careers they dream of pursuing.

Episode 1 and Episode 2 are now both on YouTube and also posted on the New Community Corporation Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newcommunitycorporation). The roughly 28-minute program, filmed at the Cablevision studio on Central Avenue in Newark, is designed to raise public awareness about the Workforce Development Center and its successful job training programs.


Support Young Scholars At Annual Spring Festival And Auction

Byron Simmons knows the sensation of having adrenaline pumping through his veins.

A few hours before the New Community 2017 Spring Festival and Auction, Simmons, a senior at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and a member of the track team, blazed through two races—the 400 meter and 800 meter.

Next year when he starts college, Simmons said he plans to continue running track while keeping up his academic track record as well—a foundation that he says was set by the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship.

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