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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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.

Thank you Pastor Horne

Pastor Veronice Horne opens every United Community Corporation board meeting with a prayer.

Anyone that knows the pastor would expect nothing less. Prayer is as much a part of her life as breathing and each time that she closes her eyes to talk with God, her words carry hope, faith and most importantly, gratitude. Pastor Horne herself has a lot to be grateful for. Long before she became a pastor, God helped her through her darkest days.

A fractioned glimpse of the trials Pastor Horne experienced only begins to tell her journey’s inspirational story. As a teenager, she ran away from home and lived on the streets of Newark for what she didn't know would be 10 years. Veronice became an alcoholic and resorted to prostitution to survive. She even carried a weapon as a means to protect herself.

Pastor Horne

It’s a joy to give back. All of the things that I’ve done for my community never felt like work

Fulton Street Emergency Shelter


Fulton Street is currently seeking donations for men and women 18+.

The items need are those such as: 

Towels, Wash Cloths, Blankets, Face Mask, Water, Sock etc.

31 Fulton Street

Newark, NJ 07102 United States



For more information, email:




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Food and Clothing Pantry
Emergency Shelter Case Management

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.


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 

Intern Testimonials


Christian Marsette
Current UCC team member

My intern experience with UCC was a great experience! I am very grateful for Yucleidis giving me the oppurtunity to intern at UCC and I was welcomed with opened arms and felt right at home interning at UCC. It was a great learning experience interning at UCC and I learned so many things from everyone I came across.
I chose to work with UCC after my internship because I love helping out the community in anyway I can. I have done lots of community service in high school and college and it became a passion of mine to help others in need. It was the right fit for me to work at UCC and me working here gave me an opportunity to keep doing what I love which is helping others.
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Delilah Figueroa
Current UCC intern

My experience at UCC has been wonderful.  I've learned so much about the field within these past few months of interning.  Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, it was easy to feel comfortable quickly.  They are also very helpful and knowledgeable about what should and needs to be done.  It's such a positive environment to be a part of and I am thankful for that.  Overall, it is an experience I'll always remember.

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West Side Park

600 S 17th Street

Newark, NJ 07103 United States



**This is a FREE community event**


We are currently seeking turkey donations.

For further information on how you can help.

Email : donations@uccnewark.org

United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"