United Community Corp. staff member named Teacher of the Year at Newark school

United Community Corp. staff member named Teacher of the Year at Newark school

NEWARK, NJ — At the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year, Jamila Colin was named Teacher of the Year at Newark’s South 17th Street Elementary School for her tireless dedication to serving the community.  In fact, even when the bell rings and class is over, Colin’s work is just beginning. She serves as the supervisor […]

United Community Corp. delivers summer services to community

United Community Corp. delivers summer services to community

NEWARK, NJ — Summer has officially arrived, and United Community Corp. is ready to make sure residents in Newark have everything they need to have a safe, resourceful and fun summer. From youth summer camps to programs dedicated to teens and young adults to food distributions to energy and housing assistance, United Community Corp. serves […]

Community FoodBank of New Jersey plays key role in UCC food pantry expansion

Community FoodBank of New Jersey plays key role in UCC food pantry expansion

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation expanded its food pantry to Newark’s East Ward in May when it held its grand opening at 106 Ann St., Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church. The food pantry expansion was made possible through the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Network Investment Initiative grant, made possible with lead funding from the […]

UCC, foundation to host free tech career panel for Newark youth

UCC, foundation to host free tech career panel for Newark youth

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation and the Arman Roy Foundation have teamed up to host a free TechSpark Career Panel on Friday, May 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at West Side Park for STEAM students in the city of Newark. The career panel will feature four professionals currently excelling in the technology field. […]

UCC hosts seminar on preparing for lifting of eviction moratorium

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation will host a free virtual seminar providing information on how individuals can be better prepared for when the eviction moratorium is lifted. The seminar will emphasize options available to residents in Newark and Essex County, including rights already built into their leases.  The seminar will be available via Zoom […]

United Community Corp. expands food pantry to East Ward

United Community Corp. expands food pantry to East Ward

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation opened a second food pantry in Newark on May 3, when the city’s Community Action Agency expanded its food distribution program to the East Ward at Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church, 106 Ann St. The site also debuted the UCC Clothing Boutique, which is set up like a normal shop […]

United Community Corporation forms partnership to support seniors

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation recently announced that it has entered an exclusive executive sponsorship with Amerigroup to provide virtual activities — such as book club and bingo, in-person health fairs, weekly phone check-ins, and monthly food and activity package deliveries — to seniors in the city of Newark and Essex County. “Through the […]