New Community Corporation has steadfastly remained true to its mission of improving the quality of life for inner city residents since 1968. Take time to learn more about some of the people whose lives have been positively impacted by New Community:

NCCTI Automotive Technician Graduate Furthers Career At Volvo Dealership

Jalen Thompson turned his love of cars into a career thanks, in part, to New Community Career and Technical Institute (NCCTI). The Automotive Technician program provided him with the skills he needed to secure a job as a car technician at Smythe Volvo in Summit. Thompson completed the Automotive Technician training program in 2017. He worked for Advance Auto Parts before gaining the necessary knowledge to become a technician at a dealership. The classroom instruction paired with the hands-on training portion of the Automotive Technician curriculum prepared Thompson for his current job, which he has held for two and a half years. “The instructors that we had were really good. They knew what they were doing,” Thompson said. “Mr. Winston

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New Community Career And Technical Institute Connects Graduates To Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Students who enroll at New Community Career and Technical Institute can expect not only an education that helps them gain nationally recognized certifications, but also connections to employers in their field of choice that can lead to jobs with family supporting wages. One strong employer partner is Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, which hires Patient Care Technician graduates. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Zachary Lipner said both the hospital and New Community are committed to helping Newark. “We’re more than just a business that operates in Newark. We take care of Newark residents who are our patients and we have a very strong commitment to the

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New Community Workforce Development Center Graduates Find Success At University Hospital

When students enroll in programs at New Community Workforce Development Center, the goal is to provide them with an education and the skills necessary to obtain a job in their career of choice with a family income supporting wage. Solid training supported by employer partnerships help make that happen. Three recent Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) graduates have started their careers at University Hospital, one of the employers with which New Community Workforce Development Center has a relationship. University Hospital is in very close proximity to Workforce and is visible from the health care classrooms, which is one of the reasons the school looked to develop that relationship. The hospital also is an anchor institution and has a well-known brand and

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Launching Careers For New Community Workforce Development Center Automotive Students

When students complete the New Community Workforce Development Center Automotive Technician program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, the goal is to find a job. Strong employer partnerships help link graduates to employment opportunities and make the program more beneficial. One strong and lasting partnership is with Rich Liebler, Chief Administrative Officer and Veteran Coordinator for Sansone Auto Group. Liebler helped start NCC’s Automotive Technician program in 1996. “I was friends with Edsel Ford, the great grandson of Henry Ford. I represented all the Ford dealers in the United States. And I got together with him and said that we need to do more in the urban areas for helping at-risk youth and plus we need technicians and employees for the

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Credit Union Member Helps Others After Overcoming Struggles

Miles Callender has completed an impressive amount of education: two associate degrees, two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees and a doctorate. He currently works at Bethel Counseling Services in Newark as a substance abuse and mental health specialist. But it wasn’t always obvious that he would end up on this path. What’s not surprising is that Callender entered a career path helping others. From the time he was young, he looked up to people who were making a difference in the world. He met Martin Luther King Jr. a week before his assassination and took part in the Walk for Understanding that took place after his death. He was 6 at the time. New Community Founder Monsignor William J. Linder

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CMA Student Juggles Full-Time Job And Classes

Having a full-time job while going to school is never easy, but it becomes even more of a challenge when you’re working nights and attending classes during the day. That’s what Samaya Hutchinson is doing to complete the Certified Medical Assistant program at New Community Workforce Development Center. Hutchinson works as a certified home health aide at Brighton Gardens, Sunrise Senior Living in West Orange from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She also works Saturday afternoons and sometimes Sunday. She attends class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week. Getting very little sleep hasn’t deterred the 21-year-old. “It’s hard but I push myself because I want more for myself,” she said. “I want

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Workforce Graduate Uses Certification To Land Job In Texas

New Community Workforce Development Center offers programs that can lead to gainful employment locally and throughout the country. Just ask Mizani Drummond. She completed the patient care technician program and is now happily employed in San Antonio, Texas, all at the age of 22. Drummond was born and raised in Newark and attended West Side High School. She saw a sign posted at the high school about the various programs offered at the Workforce Development Center and upon graduation enrolled in the home health aide program that was offered. She then returned to complete the patient care technician (PCT) program. Her interaction with a family member pushed her toward health care. “I used to take care of my great grandmother

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From NCC Volunteer To Full-Time Employee

Newark resident Anne Moran has moved up within New Community Corporation, going from a volunteer referred through the Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) to a part-time worker to a full-time employee. Moran became a care coordinator at New Community Associates, 180 South Orange Ave., Newark, June 1. In that position she conducts home visits of residents to check on them and ensure their apartments are well kept, updates residents’ medication changes, files weekly and monthly reports and assists with creating the building calendar. She filled a void at Associates that had been left since March 1, 2017, when longtime resident Elnora Haynes died. She had helped Care Coordinator Lourdes Fuentes fulfill the duties of an additional care coordinator role. After

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Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship Recipient Earns Bachelor’s, Lands Job With ExxonMobil

Steed Amegbor moved to Newark as a teenager knowing very little English. With the help of the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship, he successfully completed high school and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. Now he’s heading to Texas to become a mechanical engineer for ExxonMobil. In 2010, Amegbor moved to Newark from Togo, West Africa. It was his junior year of high school and his knowledge of English was limited. He received the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship to attend St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, which he says was extremely helpful. “There’s no way I could’ve possibly afforded the financial burden of St. Benedict’s without the scholarship,” Amegbor said. Getting an education

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Landing A Management Job After Culinary Training

After Brittany Robinson completed the Culinary Arts Specialist Training Program at the New Community Workforce Development Center, she was ready to land a job. What Robinson discovered was that her newly completed training and certification propelled her beyond the entry level job that she applied for and took her career to the next level. On May 1, Robinson started working for Aramark Food Service as a manager. “Brittany interviewed for an entry level position with Aramark, but was offered a manager’s role because of her work experience and ServSafe certification,” said Rodney Brutton, director of Workforce Development at New Community. Robinson works for Aramark at Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, where she is in a position to interview, recommend

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