Youth, Family & Services

The Need

Youth in Newark face particularly acute challenges. Just 78% of students graduate from high school, and students are often not adequately trained to enter the workforce. There is a pressing need for quality comprehensive programs that provide young people with academic support, career exposure and preparation, and positive recreational activities in a safe and secure environment is clear.

Our Service

United Community Corporation (UCC) provides summer camp and after-school programs to more than 300 children and families. UCC’s Project 21 After-school program provides academic support, career exploration and recreational activities in a fun but structured after-school environment at West Side Park Community Center, Waterfront Community Center, South 17th Street School, Hawthorne Avenue School, and Harriet Tubman Elementary School. The summer camp and after-school program includes trips, academic and recreational programming and much more. UCC's West Side Park site offers; Well run and enriching after school programs in a safe secure environment, vibrant summer camp for children includes weekly outings and a camping trip and a wide range of facilities at Westside Park includes outdoor tennis, playgrounds, track, basketball court, a gymnasium and dance studio.

In addition, UCC runs West Side Park Community Center which is used for community events and programs, open gym and much more.

Westside Park

600 S 17th Street

Newark, NJ 07103 United States



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21st Century Aftercare Program

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 Those applying will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from their child’s school of a remote learning schedule.

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

United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"