New Jersey Community Development Corporation
We are revitalizing the Great Falls community of Paterson, NJ through Education, Youth Development,
📢 Calling all high school students who live in ! Please sign up and come visit the Great Falls Youth Center- open 6 days a week. Music, art, recreation, games, trips, cooking, dinner and more- all at no cost! Sign up and come visit us today!
📢 ¡Atención a todos los estudiantes de secundaria que viven en ! Regístrese y venga a visitar el Centro Juvenil de Great Falls, abierto 6 días a la semana. Música, arte, recreación, juegos, viajes, cocina, cena y más, ¡todo sin costo! ¡Regístrese y venga a visitarnos hoy!
🎁 We are working hard at Santa's workshop to make this year's 30th Annual Holiday Gift & Toy Drive a huge success. Together we can spread joy to those who need it most this holiday season! 🧸 To learn more please visit: bit.ly/46TeHv3
Check out the exciting events NJ4S Passaic has planned to promote mental health and well-being in our community!
Shoutout to our friends at Columbia Bank for volunteering their time at Santa's workshop, where AmeriCorps members are gearing up for NJCDC's Annual Holiday Gift & Toy Drive. Their dedication is helping us spread even more joy and make this holiday season truly special for so many children. Thank you for being part of the magic Columbia Bank!
🙌 Thank you Allwood Community Church for the donation of snacks and healthy fruits to our Great Falls Youth Center! We're incredibly grateful for your generosity and for always keeping our students in mind.🍐🍎🥨🍪
🎁 Today is Giving Tuesday! 🤝 Please join us in making a difference in the lives of Paterson children this holiday season. We hope you will consider supporting NJCDC on this global day of giving so that we can continue to bring joy to so many! Visit www.njcdc.org/donate, or text NJCDC to 53555 to make a gift today! 💙🙌
Support NJCDC this and help us make the holidays special for children and families! You don’t have to wait until tomorrow. Visit www.njcdc.org/donate, or text NJCDC to 53555 to make a gift today! 🎁🏀🧸
Check out all the free workshops NJ4S Passaic offers throughout Passaic County!
'Tis the season for giving! 🧥
'Tis the season for giving! 🎁
Please help us spread the holiday cheer by donating to our NJ4S Project HOPE Holiday Clothing Drive. We are collecting new or gently used clothing for children and families in the community, because every child deserves to feel warm and confident during the holidays!
Donations can be dropped off at NJCDC's 101 Oliver Street office in Paterson.
Please contact Victoria Wel for more information.
As we count our blessings, we extend a sincere thank you for your ongoing support. 🧡🍂
🍁 On this day, and every day, we express deep gratitude for your unwavering support to New Jersey Community Development Corporation and the community we are dedicated to serving. Wishing you a joyous , from our family to yours! 🧡
🦃 What a heartwarming afternoon at the Great Fall Youth Center's Friendsgiving co-hosted by AmeriCorps on Thanksgiving Eve! 🍽️🥧 Friends who feel like family gathered for homemade dishes, delicious desserts, and laughter.
🏆🍲 Best entrees and dessert received cash prizes, certificates and praise! We are so grateful for these moments. 🧡
NJCDC Great Falls Youth Center
🍁 A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who helps to support our mission, enabling us to serve over 4,000 children and families daily. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍂
🦃 Jfk Fscs and the AFOOFA Club joined forces with St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) to provide 65 families with bags filled with turkey's and other essentials. New Jersey Community Development Corporation is proud to be the lead agency for FSCS at John F. Kennedy High School in —making a positive impact in our community! 👏 Wishing all our families a joyous and Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🍂
Paterson Public Schools
🎺 The John F. Kennedy Marching Band practices at Hinchliffe Stadium in preparation for their halftime performance at the JFK Knights vs. Eastside High School Ghost Thanksgiving Day game on November 23. The band is supported by New Jersey Community Development Corporation's Compete for Life program, which provides a variety of academic enrichment, career exploration, and youth development programming for students. 🏈 Paterson Public Schools
NNew Jersey Community Development Corporationhas witnessed the graduation of over 600 AmeriCorps members, dedicating a million+ hours to enhance the lives of Patersonians. NJCDC proudly runs two AmeriCorps programs with 24 members. Discover how they gets things done in ! 🤝
NJCDC Swears In Its Newest Class of AmeriCorps Members This year, AmeriCorps — the national service program established in 1993 — celebrates its 30th anniversary
🍁 Embracing the picturesque scenes of Paterson during this welcoming Fall day! 🍂 From the vibrant colors of Garret Mountain Reservation that overlook New Jersey Community Development Corporation, to the captivating Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park and the stillness of Westside Park, our city shines. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 🌳📸
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference City of Paterson - City Hall
On November 9th, 2023, our new AmeriCorps cohort participated in the official Swearing-In Ceremony and receiving their certificates. A huge thank you to our special guests Senator Nellie Pou and Mayor André Sayegh for being a part of this special day. 🤝🇺🇸
🎉 We hope you all had a memorable night at New Jersey Community Development Corporation's 29th Anniversary! Honoring special guests, connecting with supporters, and reflecting on 29 years of impactful work. Thank you for being part of our journey! 🙌
NJCDC Celebrates 29 Years of Transforming Lives NJCDC recently held our 29th Anniversary Gala, raising $250,000 to support our programs and services
New Jersey Community Development Corporation's Paterson Youth Council (PYC) members spent an inspiring day at (BD) for the corporation's Career Awareness Day! 🚀 This engaging job shadowing field trip gave our students an opportunity to explore careers in the dynamic world of the medical technology industry. Thank you BD! 🌐👩⚕️
The next meeting is tomorrow, November 15th at 6:30 pm via Zoom!
On November 10, Our AmeriCorps Cohort partnered with Habitat for Humanity on a Build Day. They assisted with installation, painting and landscaping. Exciting times ahead as the family prepares to move into their new home soon! "
Thank you to all who attended the New Jersey Community Development Corporation 29th Anniversary Gala! 🎉 It was incredibly rewarding to recognize and reconnect with the friends and partners who have been instrumental in our journey, allowing us to create a meaningful impact in . AvalonBay Communities The Community Charter School of Paterson Passaic County City of Paterson - City Hall
Last night, the AmeriCorps members took their 30th-year anniversary oath with Senator Nellie Pou, providing the opportunity to reflect on all the good works Americorps volunteers have accomplished throughout its storied history.
From mentoring and tutoring in schools to cleaning up parks, AmeriCorps has been a force for positive change in Paterson. The ceremony was a powerful reminder of the dedication and impact that volunteers bring to our beautiful city.
Here's to 30 years of service, to 30 years of building strong connections within our community, and to 30 more years to come!
A big thanks to everyone who joined us at the NJCDC 29th Anniversary Gala! 🎉 It was so fulfilling to honor and reconnect with friends and partners who've been part of our journey, and made it possible for us to make a positive impact throughout Paterson.
The Gala also gave us a glimpse into the promising future of Paterson, with inspiring student speakers sharing how NJCDC programs have made a difference in their lives.
We are excited for many more anniversaries ahead! 🌟 A special thank you to the residents of Paterson for being our constant inspiration! 🙌 AvalonBay Communities The Community Charter School of Paterson Passaic County Passaic County
🎂 Since 2011, the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in has been officially recognized as a national park. On November 7, 2023, we celebrated 12 incredible years of this beautiful landmark with a gathering of staff and supporters at New Jersey Community Development Corporation. 🏞️🎈
Paterson Youth Council held their "Vote for Me Rally" on Monday! 🗳️ With signs in hand, they marched to City Hall to inspire everyone to hit the polls, the night before voting day! 🇺🇸 Let's make our voices heard! 💪📢
Join us in making a difference! 🌟 This year, we celebrate our 30th Annual Holiday Gift & Toy Drive, a tradition powered by NJCDC's AmeriCorps program and the kindness of our volunteers. Our mission is to create unforgettable holiday moments for Paterson's children. 🎁
🎄 Learn how you can be part of this incredible journey! AmeriCorps
NJCDC’s 30th Annual Holiday Gift & Toy Drive Your generosity can make a world of difference for the children of Paterson, and ensure a holiday season full of fond memories to be remembered for years to come!
In October, we came together outside the Spruce Street elementary school to celebrate 15 years of The Community Charter School of Paterson's success. As we reflect on the achievements of the past 15 years, we eagerly anticipate what the future holds for CCSP! 🎉📚
Community Charter School of Paterson Celebrates its 15th Anniversary The school, founded by NJCDC in 2008, now has over 900 scholars in grades K-8
Twelve years ago, on this day in 2011, the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park was officially created. Here is a video by Tom Franklin that captures the excitement and importance of that day – November 7, 2011. (Video courtesy of NorthJersey.com)
🍁 October was a month full of excitement for NJCDC! 🎉 Our program participants engaged in the JFK High School Marching Band, created beautiful gardens, celebrated at the Great Falls Neighborhood Block Party. 🎈Throughout the month, we also honored Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoyed a fun Halloween. To top it off, we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the The Community Charter School of Paterson! For more information visit, https://bit.ly/475V3fp
Last month, New Jersey Community Development Corporation hosted its 9th annual Great Falls Neighborhood Block Party. It was a fantastic celebration of our vibrant community, and we were thrilled to see over 1,000 residents join us for this free event. The day was packed with carnival games, inflatables, raffle prizes, community organizations, and much more! 🎉🎈
NJCDC Holds Its 9th Annual Block Party More than 1,000 Great Falls Neighborhood residents gathered for a day of free, family fun
At the Paterson Great Falls Youth Center, some of our students embraced the spirit of el Día de los Mu***os, the Mexican holiday that welcomes back the souls of departed loved ones for a joyous reunion filled with food and celebration. 🌼🕯️🇲🇽
Five Board of Education candidates recently engaged with our Paterson Youth Council at the Great Falls Youth Center. This Youth Forum is an opportunity to answer questions from students they aim serve. Thank you candidates for meeting with PYC! 📚✏️ Paterson Public Schools
Yesterday, we were absolutely thrilled to welcome the incredible Johnson & Johnson Technology Team to the heart of our community at the Great Falls Youth Center! 🌟
Johnson & Johnson's tech team presented an exciting career panel that unveiled a world of possibilities within their dynamic organization. They shared insights on how YOU can carve your path in this exciting tech-driven world. 🌐
Empowering Paterson citizens with access to these amazing opportunities is a mission close to our hearts, and we couldn't be prouder to have been a part of this inspiring event! 💪🙌
🌟 Exciting News! 🏀🚴♀️
The Lou Costello Pool area transformation plan just got a HUGE boost from the Passaic County Commissioners, thanks to the Open Space Award! With these much-needed funds, we're adding a splash pad, a new basketball court, and bike paths to meet the recreational needs of our youth and rejuvenate these public spaces.
The City's Consolidated Plan emphasizes the importance of providing more recreational activities for Paterson children and youth. Eddie Gonzalez, our Director of Community Outreach, and Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh shared the news at the event.
Board of Education Candidates Youth Forum
Thank you to all our Great Falls neighbors who joined us for our Costume Party hosted by NJCDC's Help Center! It was a fantastic way to conclude this spooky month. 🎃👻
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