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ROSELLE FIRST Workforce Center

210 Chestnut Street, Lower Level, Roselle, NJ (Housed inside Roselle Borough Hall) (908) 245-1864 Rosellefirstjobs@gmail.com

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Through the "ROSELLE FIRST Workforce Center," operated by Communities In Cooperation, Inc. (CIC), collaborative partnerships are established with local businesses, federal, state, local governments and businesses, colleges, schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to match local employers with local employees - an exclusive courtesy to residents of the Borough of Roselle with limited services provided to residents of other towns. Client referrals to employers are only made for those who have successfully completed the Employment Readiness Workshop that refines our clients and it teaches them how-to bring out their best for cutting edge employer interface.  Six (6) out of every ten (10) customers serviced secure employment.

 

LINDEN FIRST Employment and Training Center

1025 John Street, Linden, NJ (Housed inside the Linden Recreational Center) (908) 290-3107 Lindenfirstnj@gmail.com

Through the “Linden First Employment and Training Center, operated by Communities In Cooperation Inc. (CIC), collaborative partnerships are established with local businesses, federal, state, local governments and businesses, colleges, schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to match local employers with local employees - an exclusive courtesy to residents of Linden. Client referrals to employers are only made for those who have successfully completed the Employment Readiness Workshop that refines our clients and it teaches them how-to bring out their best for cutting edge employer interface.  Six (6) out of every ten (10) customers serviced, secure employment. Whereas our emphasis is on Linden residents, limited services are provided when possible to residents of other cities.

 

 

Linden Youth & Family Success Center

1025 John Street, Linden, NJ (Housed inside the Linden Recreational Center) (908) 290-3107 Lindenfirstnj@gmail.com

Our orga­ni­za­tion con­ducts exten­sive pro­gram­ming for fam­i­lies and lever­ages our net­work of col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ners to con­nect fam­i­lies to needed resources while help­ing them nav­i­gate the com­plex pub­lic assis­tance sys­tems to ensure that they receive the nec­es­sary level of sup­port.  Classes are made available in areas such as parenting, computer literacy, job readiness, financial literacy, life skills and court mandated anger management classes.

For all three CIC locations in Newark, Linden and Roselle, CIC works with fam­i­lies, com­mu­ni­ties, schools; reen­try task forces; youth steer­ing com­mit­tees; drug and alco­hol advi­sory com­mit­tees; health and men­tal health coali­tions; home­less coali­tions; youth vio­lence com­mit­tees; a juve­nile jus­tice multi-dis­ci­pli­nary team; county-wide faith based coali­tions; school advi­sory com­mit­tees; United Way community groups and participates in uni­ver­sity con­sor­tiums and sym­po­siums to help ensure that youth, the jus­tice involved, and fam­i­lies are work­ing towards their suc­cess. CIC’s pro­gram efforts engage diverse fam­i­lies bring­ing them to the table in all CIC ini­tia­tives.  Fam­ily and com­mu­nity are engaged in com­mu­ni­ca­tion and our pro­gram coor­di­na­tors and edu­ca­tors engage fam­i­lies in ways that are rec­i­p­ro­cal.  CIC incor­po­rates group pro­gram deci­sion mak­ing and employs advo­cacy efforts where needed.

Lastly, CIC pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive sup­port, tak­ing a sys­tems approach for fam­ily and com­mu­nity engage­ment that focuses on the family’s wel­fare.  These prac­tices are woven into every CIC busi­ness area: Youth Empow­er­ment, the Jus­tice Involved, and Fam­ily Strength­en­ing ser­vices.   CIC has cre­ated many com­mu­nity part­ner­ships to assist in deci­sion mak­ing; to under­stand com­mu­nity issues and con­cerns; and to build and cre­ate com­mu­nity aware­ness.  CIC oper­ates as a model of inclu­sion.

The Communities In Cooperation Community Garden

CIC worked in partnership with First Baptist Church of Linden and Come Grow With Us to establish a twenty bed garden on the church property where the CIC youth and First Baptist congregants maintained this effort.   Upon moving The CIC Lin­den Youth and Fam­ily Suc­cess Cen­ter pro­gram to a new location and remaining in part­ner­ship with Eliz­a­beth Works Come Grow With Us, CIC established a smaller garden at 1025 John Street on the side of the building of the Recreation Center that we are seeking to expand.   Toma­toes, egg­plants, string beans, collards and mel­ons are a few of the crops that are suc­cess­fully grown.