Early Head Start
Pre School

Head Start
1 New York Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
 p/973-589-6873
 f/973-589-2479

Family Services

Environmental Justice

Community Development

Community Garden

Administration
317 Elm Street
Newark, NJ 07105
 p/973-465-0555
 f/973-465-9505

info@ironboundcc.org

Family Services

Community Gardens
Environmental Justice

Neighborhood Projects
29 Cortland Street
Newark, NJ 07105
 p/973-344-5949
 f/973-344-0397

Financial Opportunity        Center

After School Programs

Adult Education 
Essex County College
Summer Arts
432 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
p/973-465-0947
f/973-589-4668

Farming

Farmers Market

Community Festivals

377-385 Ferry  Street
Newark, NJ 07105

eturonis@ironboundcc.org

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic plan for 2018-2020

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MISSION

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’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

 

WHO WE SERVE

 

The Ironbound section of Newark is a multicultural, multiracial mosaic whose population of 50,000 that reflects the diversity and the challenges in urban America. ICC impacts the lives of nearly 1,000 people daily and thousands annually. The majority of ICC’s 3,000 annual clients are from very low to low-income households with low literacy and English proficiency and multiple family stressors.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • 2014: Opened donor; Center in integrated, physically and programmatically, with Preschool, creating a model 0-5 programnew $6.5 million state-of-the-art Early Head Start Center, supported by $5.5 million from private

  • 2014: developed 5th community garden

  • 2014: free income tax filings for more than 1,000 households, returning more than $2 million in refunds to the community, the 9th year of the program

  • 2013: assisting the tenants at Terrell Homes in preventing their displacement and the elimination of 300 Newark Housing Authority affordable housing units

  • 2010-12: 89 affordable housing units created, including an 80 unit apartment building, Ironbound’s first in 30 years and the rehab of 9 foreclosed homes for sale to low and moderate income families

 

RECENT RECOGNITION

 

  • Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Hero of the Harbor, 2014

  • NJ Future Smart Growth Award, 2014

  • US EPA Environmental Quality Award, 2014