EAST ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Conchita Lewis-Crawford, affectionately known as “Connie” was given the 2018 Community Service Awarded from the East Orange Rotary at their Community Night Award Dinner Dance.

As Chief Executive Director of the East Orange/Orange Community Development Corporation, Connie has established herself as a result oriented leader and community change agent for the last thirty-five years.

Connie attributes the longevity in her field to humbleness and compassion towards her fellow man. “This isn’t about me but how we can help stabilize a crisis. If you love what you are doing in your career choice then it’s not work. I love what I do”.

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East Orange/Orange Community Development Corporation

Established in 1967 as a private, non-profit social service agency, East Orange/Orange Community Development Corporation's mission is to address the pressing needs of individuals/families facing extreme economic crisis' through the many essential services provided by EO/OCDC and to move these individuals/families to self-sufficiency, self-determined and self-reliance; empowering people to move from one level in life to the next level one step at a time.