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Giving Back

July 28, 2022

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark resident Darius Brown set out at age 13 to launch a business making the perfect complement to any formal outfit: the bow tie. He soon discovered he could use his business to help serve another passion of his: animals. “I always wanted to find a way to make money and become ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A daily warm shower might be routine for most people, but it’s also a basic hygienic need that’s often an overlooked resource for individuals in greater need. Now, the nonprofit Archangel Raphael’s Mission (ARM) is expanding its mobile shower pop-up program to Newark this year to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An event hosted by Newark outreach group United Community Corporation (UCC) that was fun-filled with good food and entertainment served a more serious role in creating mentoring opportunities for young men across the city. The UCC “Steak and Burger” event, which was held this month ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — Accessing nutritional food options in Newark has posed a challenge for years to the city’s most underserved residents and families dealing with poverty, an issue that was only ...

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NEWARK, NJ – United Community Corporation (UCC), a Newark-based outreach organization, is inviting fathers, grandfathers, step-dads, uncles and any other father figures in the area to the West Side Park Football Field this weekend to pick up vital resources for their families as well as a special ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, best known for his defensive prowess and leadership qualities at the rink, has also showcased himself as a leader in communities like Newark where he competed for three seasons at the Prudential Center arena with the New Jersey Devils. Subban’s ability to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Senate Majority Leader and Newark resident M. Teresa Ruiz will be recognized for her efforts to make an impact across New Jersey communities Wednesday at an event hosted by the LUPE Fund. The Paterson-based LUPE Fund will host its "Power of Women" event on Wednesday at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents will be able to access vital resources such as free groceries and services such as rental and bill assistance during a carnival event hosted Friday at West Side High School by local outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC). West Side High School’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ – An initiative led by the Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) to increase accessibility to fresh food and groceries for underserved residents came to Avon Avenue Elementary School this week, where a new community fridge was launched on the front lawn of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents are invited to attend an event this weekend addressing mental health awareness which will be hosted by local outreach nonprofit United Community Corporation (UCC). The event will be held Saturday, May 14, at Vailsburg Park in the West Ward and begins at 11 a.m.

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) is closing out April with events for residents to access a variety of resources. On Friday, April 22, UCC will host an Autism Awareness Resource Fair at the West Side Park football field from noon to 4 p.m. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A walk down Ferry Street in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood is for many people a proxy trip to Europe, a continent where numerous immigrant residents still have a piece of their heart. Inside the Sihana Café, members of the community banded together to support the people of Ukraine, a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) is determined to tackle food insecurity across Newark with assistance from local partners. UCC officials next week will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at South 8th Street to debut the organization’s “UCC Café ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents will be able to access free food, coats, cleaning supplies and more through a pair of distribution events being hosted this month by Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC). On Thursday, March 17, UCC will host a St. Patrick’s Day ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For many college students, spring recess is a time to relax and unwind from the weekly hustle of exams and term papers. While some students may choose to spend their break perhaps by trekking to the warm Miami beaches, one group of Howard University students decided to commit their ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents will be able to access groceries and various services such as housing and energy bill assistance this weekend during a "Love Fest" event hosted by the Newark-based outreach organization, United Community Corporation (UCC). The event will be hosted Saturday, Feb.

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NEWARK, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard that were assigned to assist with resident care at the New Community Extended Care Facility in Newark were given a proper send-off this month after they completed their duty. Residents and staffers at the New Community building showed their ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College was the recipient of a $6,000 donation from The Cathedral Choir in January. The funds were raised at a December 4th Handel’s Messiah concert at Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff where a freewill offering was collected at the admission free concert.  Based ...

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NEWARK, NJ – About 1,000 coats were distributed to Newark residents in the South Ward this month as winter kicks into high gear and temperatures continue to drop. The coats were distributed by officials from South Ward Promise Neighborhood, a Newark-based community outreach and resource ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) will host a "Cookies, Coats & Cocoa" distribution event this weekend, providing local families and individuals with free groceries and winter coats. The event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark resident Jaleel Ritchwood-Jordan often credits his family and community for shaping him into the man he has become today while finding ways to give back to others whether it’s through education, music, or service. Now, he’s looking to help shape young boys into men through a new ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University has created a new opportunity for undergraduate students to prepare for public service. MSU is working in partnership with the Volcker Alliance to join the Next Generation Service Corps (NextGen Service), a national network of 11 higher education ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A group of community outreach organizations are determined to tackle severe food insecurity in Newark - one refrigerator at a time.  United Community Corporation (UCC), a Newark-based outreach group, celebrated the grand opening of a community refrigerator in the city’s East Ward.

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NEWARK, NJ — When Monsignor William J. Linder founded New Community Corporation in 1968, his initial mission to provide critical resources and services to underserved inner-city residents expanded to become a vital outreach network in Newark and beyond. More than half a century later, New ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Montclair elementary school teacher received a pleasant surprise for the holidays when she looked outside her home and noticed dozens of familiar faces. Captured on video uploaded to Vimeo, a flash mobs of loved ones gathered outside Melissa Hodgins' Maplewood home on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Earl Best, a community leader in Newark better known as “The Street Doctor” and founder of the Street Warriors organization, died on Monday at age 74.  A prominent example of righting the wrongs of the past, Best, who grew up in the South Ward, led a life of service and giving back ...

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NEWARK, NJ- Volunteers from across New Jersey gathered on the morning of Christmas Eve to provide hot meals, gift bags, good cheer and and some Christmas rock ‘n’ roll for the less fortunate at St. John's Soup Kitchen in downtown Newark. “As a parish, our tradition has been to serve the homeless ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A cross-city solidarity between Newark’s Puerto Rican and Haitian communities has been forged over the years through helping one another in times of need, a partnership that one Newark resident and Haitian-American, Barbette Lherisson, knows she can rely on.  As a member of NJ for ...

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