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Celebrating 30 Years

of Transforming Lives

A Pipeline of Services & Support

NJCDC is revitalizing Paterson, New Jersey through education, youth development, affordable housing, and community building Initiatives.

Latest News

Paterson Teens Visit Our Nation’s Capital

Paterson Teens Visit Our Nation’s Capital

40 Paterson youth went on NJCDC’s annual trip to Washington, D.C.

NJCDC’s Chief Program Officer Honored by the Paterson Alliance

NJCDC’s Chief Program Officer Honored by the Paterson Alliance

David Gelman is a recipient of the 2024 Paterson Alliance Extra Mile Awards

Paterson Youth Council Hosts City Council Candidate Forum

Paterson Youth Council Hosts City Council Candidate Forum

Candidates for the upcoming municipal elections addressed youth concerns

Cristina’s Story

Barclay Resident Cristina Tone shares her story on the impact moving into Barclay Place has had for her and her family. 

Why We Focus on Paterson

Paterson is New Jersey’s third-largest city — and also one of its poorest. Due to more than 50 years of entrenched poverty, underperforming schools, and high unemployment rates, Paterson currently faces a multitude of socioeconomic issues:

156,639

Residents

12%

of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

21%

live below the poverty level

73%

of housing units are renter-occupied

65%

of renters spend 30%+ of their income on rent

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Our Work!

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92¢

of Every Dollar Donated goes directly to our Programs & Services

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4K+

Children and Families Served Daily

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200+

Affordable/Supportive Housing Units Built

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We at NJCDC are keenly aware of the challenging economic times. 92 cents of every dollar donated to NJCDC goes directly to programs which help families, teens, children and people with disabilities.

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