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.
MNDC has an exciting new partnership with Laptop Upcycle, a nonprofit in Montclair. Knowing that many students in Montclair don’t have computers at home,
Kimoni DePass is the sort of girl who likes to keep busy.
Read how Glenfield Park is getting its basketball and tennis courts modernized. This is great news for MNDC which utilizes the park for many of its programs from students through the senior population.
This summer, our Career Development Institute students went to work at many varied places of employment, all to gain valuable experience in the work world. Read about Khalid’s experience working at Montclair Recreation and Diamond’s assignment at MNDC.