Who We Are

About Us

Dedicated to creating opportunities to transform lives and neighborhoods within the City of Paterson, New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is a private, non-profit community development and social service agency focusing on education, youth development, housing, and community building initiatives.

Founded in 1994 by Bob Guarasci with one other employee, NJCDC has grown into a $12 million agency employing 150 individuals that serve over 3,000 children, teens, and families daily.

Our Mission

At NJCDC, our mission is to create opportunities to transform lives.

Our Vision

All 8,000 children living or going to school in Paterson's Great Falls Promise Neighborhood will graduate high school college and career ready.

Support Our Work!
We at NJCDC are keenly aware of the challenging economic times. 93 cents of every dollar donated to NJCDC goes directly to programs which help families, teens, children and people with disabilities.