The Department of Community Engagements mission is to actively interact and engage with members of the community to make both potential and current clients and volunteers aware of all of the services that United Community Corporation offers. We also promote and support United Community Corporation’s overall goal of moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency. 

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The Community Engagement Department is extremely involved with event planning and organizing, which includes but is not limited to logistical setup, volunteer coordinating, designing t-shirts, banners and flyers, photography / media exposure opportunities, and day-of-event management.

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UCC YB Acceptance Day

UCC YouthBuild Acceptance Ceremony United Community Corporation’s YouthBuild Program leaders this week welcomed its 2023 Fall Cohort of students and set the tone for an unforgettable journey ahead. The students were greeted with a jubilant introduction to get everyone excited and ready to dive into work.  During the ceremony, the program leaders laid down the groundwork and ensured that every student understood the rules, responsibilities, and regulations that come with being part of YouthBuild. They covered everything from attendance and punctuality to the importance of teamwork and personal growth.  Part of the students’ acceptance into YouthBuild was preceded by a thorough two-week Mental Toughness orientation. The program was […]

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UCC Debuts Community Refrigerator With Devils Youth Foundation at Fulton Street Emergency Shelter

UCC Debuts Community Refrigerator With Devils Youth Foundation at Fulton Street Emergency Shelter Play Video NEWARK – United Community Corporation (UCC) debuted a new community refrigerator this month at the agency’s Emergency Shelter on Fulton Street, creating greater access to fresh food and groceries for Newark’s most vulnerable residents. Upon the launch of the new community refrigerator at 31 Fulton Street, located in Newark’s Central Ward, UCC now has a refrigerator in each of the city’s five wards. The new community refrigerator was made possible by the support of a $100,000 grant award from the Devils Youth Foundation. The Devils Youth Foundation, which serves as the charitable arm […]

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UCC Mobile Wash

The pathway toward self-sufficiency for residents without addresses can sometimes start with the most basic of necessities often overlooked for individuals in greater need: clean clothes. That is why UCC launched a new mobile laundry wash trailer that is aimed to increase hygiene access to community members facing homelessness. The mobile laundry unit, which is free to use, is equipped with four washers, four dryers, and a utility sink to help promote better hygiene. UCC received financial support from the state Department of Community Affairs to acquire the mobile laundry trailer. The agency also received support for the mobile laundry trailer from Amerigroup, the National Community Action Partnership […]

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United Community Corporation Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 6pm
Mental Matters: A Mind At Ease Achieves With Ease
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 1pm-4pm
West Side Park Community Center, 600 S 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
BeKind Giveback and Giveaway
Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 10pm-2pm
West Side Park Community Center, 600 S 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
For more information, contact | 973-642-0181

If you or someone you know are in need of food, baby items, clothing, shelter, energy assistance, pending eviction or mortgage assistance, at risk of lead exposure at home, are a victim of a crime, and/or need youth development activities or young adult vocational training we have a department here to help!

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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 

United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"