New Community will debut a video commemorating its founder and 50 years of service at its 50th Anniversary Gala March 3 in East Rutherford.
The video will highlight the work of NCC Founder Monsignor William J. Linder and the corporation as a whole. There will be interviews with New Community staff members, including CEO Richard Rohrman, Director of Mission Frances Teabout and Director of Health and Social Services Veronica Onwunaka; Victoria Foundation Associate Director Craig Drinkard; people who knew Monsignor Linder before he founded New Community; and Monsignor Linder himself.
Also highlighted in the video will be a number of New Community programs and services, including the New Community Workforce Development Center, an accredited post-secondary career and technical school; Harmony House, NCC’s transitional housing facility for homeless families; day care; after-school program; and senior activities.
John Pallone, owner of Video Life Productions, is producing the piece. He visited New Community in January to film the interviews and scenes throughout the network.
To see the video debut, purchase tickets for the New Community Corporation 50th Anniversary Gala, which will be held Saturday, March 3 at the Hilton Meadowlands, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner.
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.