Volume 36 • Issue 1 January 2019 newcommunity.org

New Community Board Approves Four New Members

The New Community Board of Directors has four new members: Diane Johnson, Anthony Marchetta, Ingrid Rasmussen and Jerome St. John.

The expansion to 11 board members is part of ongoing board development. NCC Board President Dr. A. Zachary Yamba is excited to move forward in 2019 with a larger board.

“We are delighted to have dedicated and qualified individuals who have agreed to join the board to help carry out the mission of NCC,” he said.

Several of the new members have long histories with New Community and all are committed to the organization’s mission: To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.


New Community Increases Minimum Wage

New Community employees making the organization’s minimum hourly wage are receiving a pay increase for 2019. Beginning Jan. 1, non-union member NCC employees will make a minimum of $12 per hour. Previously the NCC minimum wage was $11 per hour. Wages for union employees are determined through collective bargaining.

NCC After-School Program Provides Enrichment To Thirteenth Avenue School Students

Second-graders at Thirteenth Avenue/Dr. MLK, Jr. School in Newark enjoy a free after-school enrichment program that New Community Corporation operates. Children enjoy a variety of activities meant to engage them academically and socially.

Currently there 35 children enrolled in the program, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. each school day. A portion of the afternoon is dedicated to homework and tutoring, both group and individual. There are different activities throughout the week, including sports and fitness, nutrition classes, dance and piano. A chess club and theater classes are planned in 2019. The program focuses on STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

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