Volume 9 • Issue 10 October 2017 newcommunity.org

NCC Hosts 34th Annual Parade And Festival

Floats and marchers streamed down South Orange Avenue Sept. 16 for New Community Corporation’s 34th annual parade, which recognized “The Faces of New Community” and the organization’s 50th anniversary.

Leading the way were Parade Grand Marshals Madge Wilson, NCC outreach coordinator, and Kevin Brown, better known as DJ Lilman, who was born and raised in Newark.


A Better Life Grand Opening Set For Oct. 18

New Community Corporation’s supportive housing facility for the chronically homeless, A Better Life, is hosting a grand opening Oct. 18.

The new facility, located at 101 14th Ave. in Newark, has 20 studio units of permanent supportive housing with a kitchen and bathroom for chronically homeless individuals, one studio unit with a kitchen and bathroom for a live-in supervisor and three respite units for short stays that do not have a kitchen or bathroom. A Better Life also has an engagement center, library, dining area and laundry room.


New Workforce Instructor Brings Real World Experience

Students enrolled in the Allied Health program at the New Community Workforce Development Center have a new instructor who practiced internal medicine for more than a decade helping them gain the skills needed for a fulfilling career: Seham Abouelhassan.

Abouelhassan became a certified medical assistant instructor at the Workforce Development Center, 274 South Orange Ave., Newark, July 26. She has been an instructor in the medical field since 2004, working at the now closed Drake College of Business in Elizabeth and the Westchester School for Medical/Dental Assistants. Prior to that, she practiced internal medicine in Egypt for 12 years.

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