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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

NJCDC Holds 16th Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Outing

NJCDC Holds 16th Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Outing

The outing raised over $100,000 for NJCDC’s pipeline of programs and services

PSEG Foundation and Sesame Workshop Introduce Little Neighbors Program at our Paterson Family Center Preschool

PSEG Foundation and Sesame Workshop Introduce Little Neighbors Program at our Paterson Family Center Preschool

New program teaches kids to care for their community

NJCDC Partners with the Reinvestment Fund to Host Community Development Convening in Paterson

NJCDC Partners with the Reinvestment Fund to Host Community Development Convening in Paterson

NJCDC is one of the organizations in the Paterson team of the Reinvestment Fund’s Building Healthier, More Equitable Communities initiative

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¢

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4K+

Children and Families Served Daily

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200+

of Every Dollar Donated goes directly to our Programs & Services

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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