Bright-colored blossoms popped up around New Community as staff and residents planted, dug, weeded and watered the grounds of NCC residential and administrative buildings for Spring Up 2015. The annual beautification project took place May 26 to 29, with the Environmental Services staff delivering bags of mulch and flowers such as begonias, gerbera daisies and petunias, to each of the 11 participating sites in Newark. NCC Property Management and Health and Social Services departments coordinated the four day long project.
For more than 50 years, New Community Corporation has walked the walk of social justice, helping residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement. After all, NCC was birthed from the literal ashes of the civil disorders of 1967 by a core group of Black community leaders and White allies, including a young priest named William Linder. Together, they modeled through word and deed the moral principle and reality that Black Lives Matter.
Today, just as in 1967, NCC joins in solidarity with all those who seek justice and an end to police brutality and racism.