Youth, Family & Senior Services

A study by the National Institute on Aging found that social isolation in older adults can have negative effects on health and well-being, including increased risk for depression and cognitive decline. Additionally, research from the National AfterSchool Association shows that after-school programs can improve academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, and increase social skills for children. By providing these types of programs, United Community Corporation in Newark, NJ can positively impact the lives of children and seniors in the community. In fact, UCC's social and educational programming has already helped over 500 children and seniors in the area, with 95% of parents reporting improved academic performance for their children and 85% of seniors reporting increased social connections and a better sense of community involvement.

WSP Community Center

600 S 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07103

973-642-0181 ext. 5726

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Monthly Groceries
Every 3rd Wednesday | 10am-2pm
Champion House, S 18th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 2pm-3:30pm
West Side Park Community Center, 600 S 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
We Are Better Together Community Day
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 | 11am-2pm
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, 145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
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!

June 2024 Recap


United Community Corporation (UCC), in partnership with Hear My Cries, celebrated Juneteenth this year by fostering efforts to empower young men across greater Newark through a basketball tournament. The “2024 Juneteenth Youth Basketball Tournament! Juneteenth Youth Unity Day” tournament, which was held at West Side Park Community Center in Newark, was coordinated by UCC's Community-based Violence Intervention (CBVI) program and Hear My Cries, a Newark-based nonprofit which assists women impacted by gun violence. The event aimed to provide a supportive, fun environment for the tournament participants and their families. Throughout the day’s basketball competitions, the young men got to hear from motivational speakers and were treated to a live music performance by local artist Trece7ev. The event served as an opportunity to encourage positive behavior and community unity.

Read Full Article: UCC, Hear My Cries Host Empowering Juneteenth Youth Basketball Tourney

Community Based Violence Intervention Program (CBVI)


The Community Based Violence Intervention Program began in March 2022. The program is designed to provide services to youth between the ages of 13-23. Our main focus is on violence and assisting those that were convicted of violence, victims of violence and those that are considered at risk of being involved with violence. CBVI conducts workshops on different forms of violence including:

  • Gang Violence
  • School Violence
  • Victims of Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Violence in the LGBQT Community

Different events are coordinated to boost self-confidence, educate participants, and build bonds while interacting with professionals that the youth can emulate. The team creates workshops and activities to give the youth a change in their routine and an enjoyable means to distract from life’s stresses.This program uplifts youth and families to avoid violence and poverty that consumes their well-being.

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