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New Jersey Community Development Corporation

  • New Jersey Community Development Corporation
  • 32 Spruce Street
    3rd Floor
  • Paterson, NJ 07501
  • 1994
  • Barry Ford
  • Deputy Chief Program Officer
  • (973) 413-1600

Program Description

NJCDC is a full-service organization working to transform the City of Paterson into a thriving, diverse, and sustainable city for current and future generations.

Paterson has struggled to retain its prominence as an important American city, despite having an array of largely untapped resources - from the high concentration of beautiful beaux-arts buildings, to its rapid access to the interstate and nearby global commerce centers, proximity to New York City, and the rich history associated with the birthplace of the U.S. Industrial Revolution.

At NJCDC, we believe that driving positive neighborhood change and sustainable revitalization must occur throughout our city.

We continuously seek to connect the dots between all of the elements necessary for comprehensive neighborhood revitalization, including strong schools, safe and affordable housing, youth development, job training, and resident-led advocacy.

We believe Paterson has both a rich history and a promising future. We understand Alexander Hamilton's vision for the birth of a "national manufactory" here in Paterson to ensure our fledgling nation's economic independence, and we earnestly believe that Paterson can reinvent itself and once again become a leading center of commerce.

NJCDC seeks to work collaboratively with partners throughout the public and private sectors to undertake initiatives designed to foster hope, opportunity, and tangible benefits for all Patersonians.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Community service/service hours
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%