Thursday, August 12, 2010


Here's your chance to pursue an opportunity that can possibly become a career. Here's your chance to be trained in auto body repairs for free. Project set to start on Monday October 4th, 2010 from 5:00pm-9:pm monday, tuesday, thursday and some fridays.
If interested please come to one of the information seminars for training requirements.
Dates: Tuesday, AUG 24th, from 10:00-1:00pm
Tuesday, SEPT 7th, from 1:00-4:00pm or
Tuesday, SEPT 14th, from 5:00-7:00pm
Place: 31 Fulton ST.(1st floor), Newark New Jersey.

Phone: 973-642-0181(directions only)

N.B.: only for low income NEWARK residents.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UCC interns give after-thoughts on the college panel discussion.

U.C.C. Blog Spot.
Best Foot Forward Initiative
Being able to participate in the Best Foot Forward Initiative was a fascinating experience. Our motive as a panel was to get the children to consider going to college to pursue a career.
We set out to accomplish this goal by explaining indepth the prep process and the different ways of paying for college, along with a few pertinent points on selecting the right college and major.
If all of this was not persuasive enough, A few other alternatives such as joining the military and going to trade school were brought to the fore front for discussion.
From a personal point of view, it was a pleasure being able to take part in making an impact on their lives. Of course the possibility exist that we didn’t get through to all the children but at least we can say we tried, by sharing some of our personal experiences along with the necessary information they need in order to move forward. The decision they are faced to make would not be as difficult as before.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

UCC Services

UCC offers a vast amount of services such as Emergency, Employment, Community Outreach, Housing and Development Services.

The Emergency Services include:

Shelter Program: UCC operates an overnight homeless shelter for those in need of housing. The facility contains 60 beds for men and women over the age of 18. The shelter is centrally air-conditioned and heated and those in need are provided with ample toiletries as well as shower and laundry facilities.

Case Management: Case Management services include referrals as well as medical screnings by a doctor, nurse, or social worker from the Newark Department of Health and Welfare.

Food Pantry: A persons ability to receive food from the UCC food pantry is based on their fufillment of certain requirements. An individual or family wishing to receive supplies from UCC must meet numerous qualifications before they can be serviced.

Clothes Closet: Community residents in need of clothing can visit the UCC clothes closet to receive donated clothing on a first come first serve basis.

UCC Emergency Service Department
31 Fulton Street, Newark, NJ 07102
(P)973-642-0181 ext. 3166
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shelter Hours: 4:30 pm - 7:00 am

The Employment Services include:

Job Training Programs: UCC offers free, hands-on training programs in automotive services, computer repair, computer software applications and medical billing.

Resource Center: The on-site resource center offers job readiness workshops and job referrals for community residents seeking employment. In addition, a computer lab is available to individuals in need of computer and internet access.

UCC Community Resource and Empowerment Center
31 Fulton Street, Newark, NJ 07102
(P)973-642-0181 ext. 3166
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Community Outreach Services include:

Senior Citizen Activities: A variety of empowerment and recreational programs are offered by UCC to the senior citizens living in Newark.

Youth Programs & Mentoring: UCC has an abundance of programs and activities targeting at-risk-youth. The children of the Newark community can enroll in sports, art, music and audio production classes as well as mentoring programs.

Health Care: UCC provides health care referral service for Newark residents. In addition, health care screenings, seminars and workshops are available at our centers throughout the year.

Childcare/ After school: The UCC Daycare Center and After School Programs are adequate year around childcare services for families in need of childcare assistance.

UCC South Ward - Loretta Croom Multi-Purpose Center
1065 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07112
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCC North Ward - Multi-Purpose Center
34 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCC West Side Park Center
600 South 17th Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCC Daycare Center
332-334 South 8th Street, Newark, NJ 07103
Daycare Hours: M-F 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
After School Hours: M-F 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Housing & Development Services include:

Low-income Housing: Within the United Community Village development there are 36 units of affordable housing. The housing units are located in Newark's Central Ward.

Rental and Mortgage Assistance: UCC operates a rental and mortgage assistance program designed to assist individuals and families experiencing difficulty maintaining their homes. Enrollment is based on qualification.

UCC Housing & Development
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our History

United Community Corporation, a non-profit commmunity action agency, has been devoted to serving and assisting the city of Newark for over 45 years. The corporation was founded in 1964, and has been the driving force in the city's "War on Poverty" efforts ever since. Over the last four decades UCC has provided the underpriveleged and at-risk residents of Newark with various social service programs. These programs have helped to motivate those in need as well as afford them the vital skills and assistance necessary to gain economic equality.

Since the very beginning, UCC has effectively addressed the issues of the city of Newark and will continue to do so.In addition, UCC prides itself on being one of the country's oldest Community Action Agencies.

Our goal is "to help people help themselves."

Our mission is "to help the disadvantaged; all else is secondary."

Our vision is "to strengthen the spirit of the commnuity by bringing peace, power and respect through our assistance & developmental programs aimed at aiding Newark residents in need."