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.

If you or anyone you know are in need of financial housing assistance, click the link below

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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.


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Food and Clothing Pantry
PAGE Program
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 


West Side Park

600 S 17th Street

Newark, NJ 07103 United States



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**This is a FREE community event**

COVID-19 Child Care

Tuition Assistance Program


Eligible families in need of assistance as schools begin to open up for remote learning can apply for this assistance by completing the online application at www.ChildCareNJ.gov. Those applying will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from their child’s school of a remote learning schedule.

Visit https://www.ecsmallbiz.org/ for the latest information provided by The Department of Human Services office.

Child Care School Age Tuition Assistance
Child Care School Age Tuition Assistance (spanish)

United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"