Our Mission

Guided by service, compassion and fairness, UCC's mission is to assist low-income, disadvantaged and at risk individuals and families, including seniors and youth, to become self-sufficient and self supporting; while enhancing their quality of life and standard of living.

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Support

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services for over five decades, your financial support of our services helps to bring about positive change in the lives of the people we serve and in the health of our community. Donations can be earmarked for a specific program or it can be used to offset overhead costs.

INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Pages/charities-registration-information.aspx. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

2022 Service Update

January 2022- April 2022

(numbers represent individuals)

Food and Clothing Pantry
Youth, Family and Senior Services
Energy Assistance
Housing Assistance
YouthBuild
Emergency Services
Lead Abatement

United Community Corporation helps empower all members of our community to achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing a range of supportive services. We continue to expand and improve our services, which include; an emergency shelter with case management, a program for seniors, low-income housing, and a range of high-quality after school and summer camp programs for youth.

We are always open to new partnerships and collaborations to aid in fulfilling our mission to help lift low-income residents out of poverty and to improve the quality of their lives in every way we can.

You can also contact us if you are interested in volunteering - we welcome your help in better serving the community !

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

-Anonymous

Thank you for your volunteering spirit. As UCC events, programming and activities arise we will reach out to volunteers who have completed this form. Hope to see you soon!! 

UCC Community Engagement 

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Provident Bank Foundation/UCC Grant

Provident Bank Awards United Community Corporation $20K Grant To Tackle Hunger in Newark The Provident Bank Foundation, Provident Bank’s philanthropic initiative to fund and enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves, is helping United Community Corporation in its mission to combat hunger across Newark by awarding the agency a $20,000 grant award […]

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UCC’s YouthBuild Students Give Back To The Community One Refrigerator At A Time

UCC’s YouthBuild Students Give Back To The Community One Refrigerator At A Time United Community Corporation’s YouthBuild program offers its students opportunities to not only learn hands-on job skills aimed to discover their career pathway, but it also puts community service at the forefront of the learning experience.   That focus on giving back to […]

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Community groups set up outdoor food pantries to help hungry Newark residents

UCC’s 4th Community Refrigerator The United Community Corporation just put out its fourth community refrigerator in Newark. It is filled with food items from all the basic food groups. As the cost of necessities like food continues to rise, the group says these outdoor pantries are necessary. La Casa de Don Pedro on Broadway in […]

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Free ‘community refrigerators’ reduce food insecurity in Newark

Free ‘community refrigerators’ reduce food insecurity in Newark NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey’s Largest Cities: An inspiring new trend is sweeping through community refrigerators. Several Newark community groups recently celebrated the launch of the 24/7, self-service food pantry outside Wolfe Memorial Presbyterian Church at 106 N. Street in the city’s East Ward. Filled with necessities […]

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  • Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Lead from paint chips and dust can pose serious health hazards.
  • Sellers must disclose known information on lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards before selling a house.
  • Real estate sales contracts must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead.

Are you at risk of lead-based paint hazards in your home?

Call 973-642-0181 to schedule your FREE at-home Inspection/Risk Assessment

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The Youthbuild program has been carefully designed by community activists with the input of young people in several neighborhoods over 14 years. Young people of many racial and ethnic groups have participated and benefited. It is appealing to groups in rural as well as urban neighborhoods, because it is comprehensive in its approach, the Youthbuild program is a number of things at once. It is a/an: Community Service Program, Alternative School Program, Training and pre-apprenticeship Program, Leadership Development Program.

Offered Programs Include: High School Equivalency Credential, Job Skills Development, Life Skills Training, Case Management, Construction Training, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Technician, Dental Assistant

 

SERVICES

Founded in 1964, the mission of United Community Corporation (UCC) is to assist low-income, disadvantaged, at-risk individuals and families to become self-supporting, while enhancing their quality of life and standard of living. UCC offers a range of services designed to enable those in need to attain the skills, knowledge, and motivation to achieve self-sufficiency.

Food and Clothing Pantry

Emergency Services

YouthBuild

Youth, Family & Senior Services

Hope Village

United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"