Volume 35 • Issue 4 April 2019 newcommunity.org

Remembering Trish Morris-Yamba: A Champion Of Women And Children

Newark and the community at large lost a dedicated champion of women and children with the passing of Trish Morris-Yamba March 8 at the age of 80. She was the wife of New Community Board President Dr. A. Zachary Yamba.

Morris-Yamba was heavily involved in the Newark Day Center, which aims to train the poor to help themselves, and its Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund. She worked for the Newark Day Center for 32 years and continued to be involved with the organization during her retirement.


Renovations Continue In NCC Family Housing Units

New Community continues to improve its housing properties in Newark, now focusing on the family units in Commons Family and Gardens Family. Some units of Commons Family have reached substantial completion, which means the bulk of the work is done with just minor touch-ups left. All family units will be completed by the end of 2019.

“We are very excited to be coming close to finishing an aggressive five-year program of renovating a total of 1,169 units in five properties that include both senior and family housing,” said New Community CEO Richard Rohrman. “In partnership with our residents, these properties will remain in outstanding condition for many years to come.”

Spring Scholarship Sweepstakes Supports Monsignor Linder Scholarship Fund And Offers Prizes

New Community Corporation will be selling raffle tickets as part of its first Spring Scholarship Sweepstakes. Supporters of New Community are encouraged to buy the raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes while also helping to bolster the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship Fund.


NCCTI Building Trades Graduate Now Owns Construction Business

Students of New Community Career and Technical Institute (NCCTI) earn certifications in their field of study and are well prepared for jobs after graduation. While many graduates obtain employment from others, some branch out on their own. Yusto Awich is one of those students. He completed the Building Trades Specialist program in 2017 and today he owns and operates his own general construction business.

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