Community Affairs Dept. awards more than $6.8M in lead-safe home remediation grants

TRENTON, NJ — To address the ongoing threat of childhood lead poisoning, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced March 12 that it is awarding more than $6.8 million to 12 nonprofits through the Lead-Safe Home Remediation and Single-Family Home Remediation Grant programs. The programs will provide eligible residents with professional assistance to remediate […]

Newark launches Hope Village, a container sheltering program

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka; Newark Homelessness Czar Sakinah Hoyte; Mike Loganbill, vice president and chief operating officer of Homes 4 the Homeless; and Craig Mainor, executive director of United Community Corporation, launched NEWARK Hope Village on March 8. The innovative 90-day program, using converted containers to shelter residents who are at-risk or […]

UCC’s YouthBuild program opens enrollment for 2021

UCC’s YouthBuild program opens enrollment for 2021

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation introduced its YouthBuild job training and preparation program for teens and young adults aged 16 to 24 last September. The program received inquiries from 327 potential students from September through December and is now accepting enrollment for the 2021 season. The program operates with a goal of providing young […]

YouthBuild program launches to help at-risk teens and young adults

YouthBuild program launches to help at-risk teens and young adults

NEWARK, NJ — This fall, the United Community Corporation is introducing its YouthBuild program to help young adults throughout Newark. The service’s goal is to provide young adults with the opportunity to gain high school equivalency credentials or learn traits through pre-apprenticeship programs, all while earning monetary stipends. Interested participants must be in the age […]