East Orange Community Development Corporation Edit Name
Organization joined Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 03:43PM UTC
As a social service, nonprofit community based organization our mission is ameliorating poverty throughout our communities through education, skills training, emergency assitance, motivation and self improvement tools, physically, spiritually, morally and financially. EOCDC orignated in 1967 as an Office of Economic Opportunity under former Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty". EOCDC has been fighting this battle since and the struggle has not lessened but grows increasingly. There is more poverty in the State of New Jersey now then ever before. EOCDC's goal is to empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient in all aspects of their lives one step at a time. We believe that poverty is a disease that has been inflicted into our society by the greed of others. We seek to help "the less fortunate" stand strong when all looks bleak, thus our quarterly Newsletter, "The Morning After" is the tool where their voices can be heard. EOCDC provides emergency services such as rental, mortgage, utilities, relocation, food pantry, thrift shop, afterschool tutorial, summer day camp, Thanksgiving Baskets, Christmas toys, employment opportunities, resume preparation, life skills education, community speakouts and many more services. We have a volunteer board of directors and welcome anyone interested in sitting on our board (meetings 4th Tuesday night (6:00 PM) of the month from one of the 3 sectors, Community, Private and Public.
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