Executive Director Al Pelham and board member Peter Keating were featured panelists Thursday, May 24, 2018 on NJTV’S In Your Neighborhood: Montclair Community Forum: Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The panel consisted of Mayor Robert Jackson, Montclair Township; Dr. Renee Baskerville, 4th Ward Councilwoman, Montclair Township; Peter Keating, Chair, United Way of Northern New Jersey
MNDC is sponsoring its 1st Annual Charity Benefit Celebration 50/50 Raffle with a top prize of $20,000! Each raffle ticket is $100 and since sales are limited to 600 tickets your chances are better than ever.
Funds from the raffle will be used to expand our work so we can
Project Oasis fun begins!
Another year of the Career Development Institute (formerly Project Life) kicked off on Friday, April 20. Montclair Fourth Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville was the keynote speaker. She emphasized the importance of being prepared and on time for their jobs, and to consider these positions as gateways that may open
The skies were clear and the temperature mild to greet hundreds that brought their families to the Spring Fling at Glenfield Park. Read here for more details and photos.
Students in our After School Program were busy with many activities this winter. For Black History Month students discussed Rosa Parks and made a tri-fold board art display of her life. They wrote about how her actions impacted their lives to change what they are allowed to do today.
MNDC has teamed up with the Valentine Project to provide meaningful training and work for individuals on the autism spectrum. Each Friday afternoon, three instructors help about eight participants from Montclair with clerical skills, teaching them to use the copy machine and computers in an office environment. This assistance is
We love talking about our students and one who stands out is Olivia Chipepo. She has volunteered for several MNDC events for the past few years and participated in some of our programs such as the Career Development Institute (CDI, formerly known as Project Life).
She found CDI to
Sisters Sarahi and Merary and their family didn’t expect to make Montclair their home. Living on the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques they were hoping to remain there, even after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the land. An island of 9,000 people reachable only by sea and air, the
This past August, Luis-Felipe Agrelot joined MNDC as Administrative Assistant and already he’s made himself a valued member of the team. Mr. Agrelot has a passion for helping youth and families and he credits his strong faith and his mother for instilling a desire to help others.