Early Head Start
Pre School

Head Start
1 New York Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105

Family Services

Environmental Justice

Community Development

Community Garden

317 Elm Street
Newark, NJ 07105


Family Services

Community Gardens
Environmental Justice

Neighborhood Projects
29 Cortland Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Financial Opportunity        Center

After School Programs

Adult Education 
Essex County College
Summer Arts
432 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105


Farmers Market

Community Festivals

377-385 Ferry  Street
Newark, NJ 07105


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Founded in 1969, ICC’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community.

ICC upholds and builds upon the principles of Justice and Equality for All, strives to practice and build equity, works towards a Just Transition, and organizes community on the basis of the Jemez Principles. 


We envision a safe, healthy, just, and nurturing Ironbound, a welcoming and fully inclusive community that supports equal and accessible opportunity and the quest for a better life.  For us, revitalization means uplifting people and place. Therefore, we aim to lead the transformation of a neighborhood into one that anyone would want to live in and the people of today can choose to stay and live in.  Progress with People.  Always Uplift, Never Uproot.  Development without Displacement.

ICC is animated by a core group of values: accountability, Mutual Respect, Empathy, Fairness and Transparency, Commitment to Excellence, and Accountability.

ICC's many programs aim to:

  • Address unmet needs and service gaps, particularly for under-served individuals and families

  • Support child development and strengthen families

  • Develop self-esteem, self-sufficiency and civic participation

  • Support the development of a just, tolerant, healthy and sustainable community

  • Deliver programs in culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manners