MNDC is taking registrations for its annual Summer Oasis basketball program for youth ages 10 – 18. This 4-week program runs from July 27 – August 21 and will also include financial literacy and science workshops and runs from 5 – 9 p.m. at Glenfield Park in Montclair.
MNDC will be conducting its Career Development Institute May 22 – June 26, 2020. Instead of live instruction, students will connect via Zoom on Fridays from 5 – 7 p.m. Applications will be accepted May 11 – 26. To register, call Elaine Spears at 973-744-9094, ext. 1202.
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Registration has opened for the Culinary Career Institute where teenagers learn culinary skills during a 10-week program starting on April 3. Instruction takes place at the Wally Choice Community Center located in the Glenfield Park, Montclair, NJ. To register, contact Madeline Guthrie by March 31 at 973-744-9094, ext. 1200. Click
MNDC participated in Essex County’s Homeless Connect Day on January 31, 2020. Designed to be a one-stop information source for homeless individuals, men and women gathered at the Branch Brook Park roller skating rink and were able to take advantage of health screenings, haircuts, mental health services, veterans services, employment
MNDC held its annual community holiday party on Saturday, December 21 from 6-8 p.m. Santa provided gift for children 1 – 18 years old thanks to the generosity of many. Many thanks to Toni’s Kitchen who provided the food and Montclair Deputy Chief Young for taking photos.
Damika Hinton and MNDC hosted Gingerbread Wars, an annual event that Ms. Hinton started for her family and friends who were single parents. The event took place on Sunday December 8 at The Wally Choice Community Center. Fun was had by all!
On Saturday, December 14, Jersey Cares provided sponsored children with Christmas gifts. Mr. Jack Ferrel donned his Santa Claus outfit and handed out presents to each child at MNDC’s office in Montclair. MNDC’s intern Ms. Rogers, Ms. Deja Pelham, and Mr. Robles volunteered as elves. Volunteer Passion McKnight, a former
Every year, MNDC holds a TOY DRIVE to provide gifts to needy Montclair families so children can wake up to presents under their tree. Can you be a blessing to a child by helping? We still need donations to provide for the many children in our area. Simply bring an
Holidays are important times for families. Gathering together enables them to form or continue important traditions and strengthen the bonds that connect them. Unfortunately, these cherished traditions can also be expensive. MNDC understands that and thanks the generous efforts of our donors who provided food baskets to 56 needy Montclair
MNDC held its “Playing for Keeps” Casino Night fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, September 21 at the Wally Choice Community Center. Whether it was blackjack, roulette, or craps, a good time was had by all. We’d like to thank Chef Allison Bethel, our instructor for the Culinary Career Institute,