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. 

Making things happen

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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What's Happening

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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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United Community Corporation Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Westside Park Community Center
600 S 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
House Smart: 3 Part Series
Saturday, June 3, 2023 | 11am-2pm
Resource Enrollment Fair
June 5, 2023 and June 7, 2023 | 3pm-7pm
WSP Talent Show
Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 3:30pm-5pm
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!

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"