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Message from a co-worker and friend

I think in the middle of 2019, as Property Manager of our agency. But it wasn’t until she started working for our Energy Assistance department that I got to know the quality of person she was: A very grateful person for the opportunities that God and the people around her […]

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3 Newark Flag Football Teams Vegas-bound for Championship Tournament

3 Newark Flag Football Teams Vegas-bound for Championship Tournament NEWARK, NJ – Three Essex County Parks League NFL Flag Football youth teams from Newark are getting the experience of a lifetime this week as they head west for a championship tournament hosted in Las Vegas. “I am incredibly proud of the young athletes from […]

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Amerigroup New Jersey provides $230,000 to community organizations across the state

Amerigroup New Jersey provides $230,000 to community organizations across the state Amerigroup New Jersey, a managed health care and health insurance provider for low-income residents, has provided over $230,000 to dozens of organizations across the state. The focus of the grants was to help groups working to address hunger, health […]

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Local Newark agencies debut community refrigerator in East Ward

Local Newark agencies debut community refrigerator in East Ward NEWARK, NJ – United Community Corporation, the New Jersey Children’s Foundation, the Presbytery of Northeast New Jersey and Newark Opportunity Youth Network introduced the collaboration’s first community refrigerator with a ribbon-cutting event on Friday, Jan. 21. The refrigerator is located outside […]

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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 […]

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Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov Sept. 21, 2020  (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care […]

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Rapid Re-Housing

The Rapid Rehousing Program will aid eligible homeless or newly evicted clients with a security deposit and three-to-six months of rent. Clients can apply over the phone by calling 973-642-0181 or by emailing Housing@uccnewark.org. Criteria for eligibility includes: Income (see chart below) How many people live in the home What […]

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LIHEAP Services

United Community Corporation offers two programs: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) to serve the City of Newark and Essex County. While LIHEAP and PAGE both exist to help in-need individuals and families with energy assistance, they both serve different demographics. […]

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UCC YouthBuild

This fall, the United Community Corporation will be looking to help young adults throughout the City of Newark as it introduces its YouthBuild program. 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. “YouthBuild is very […]

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NON-PROFITS FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE COME TOGETHER TO HOST MASSIVE FOOD DRIVE IN NEWARK

NEWARK, N.J. – Three New Jersey non-profit organizations have teamed up to host a massive free food distribution event to serve the City of Newark on Sunday, August 2. United Community Corporation, which has served Newark since 1964, partnered with Roosevelt Community4U, which operates out of Monmouth County, and Newark’s Bessie Green […]

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