New Community Corporation hosted a group of about 60 new employees of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Nov. 7. The employees, who were from various parts of the country, got an overview of what NCC offers during a luncheon at St. Joseph Plaza, 233 West Market St., Newark. They then toured New Community Workforce Development Center main campus at 274 South Orange Ave., Newark, to see the facility and hear about its work with the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) and with the Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) programs that LISC helps fund. Finally, they got to see the Automotive Training Center, 210 West Bigelow St., Newark, and learn more about the Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician and Building Trades Specialist programs offered.
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.