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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.