Ironbound Community Corporation Receives Funding for Major Family and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives

Ironbound Community Corporation Receives Funding for Major Family and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives
The ICC receives a $750,000 grant from the Wachovia Regional Foundation for its East Ferry Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. This is fantastic news for an organization that does great work to strengthen the community.

More details about the grant and the ICC after the jump.


NEWARK, NJ, May 15, 2008 – Ironbound Community Corporation and Mayor Cory Booker will celebrate the announcement of a $750,000 grant from the Wachovia Regional Foundation that will support the East Ferry Neighborhood Revitalization Project over the next five years. The grant will be announced at the at the Grand Opening of ICC’s newest Family Success Center located at 29 – 31 Cortland Street at 2:45 PM., on Thursday, May 15.

“The East Ferry Neighborhood Revitalization Plan takes a comprehensive, resident driven approach to addressing the needs of the community” said Denise McGregor Armbrister, Wachovia Regional Foundation Executive Director. “Ironbound Community Corporation’s intense focus on the vision of the residents makes them an exceptional partner.” The plan, which was funded by the Wachovia Regional Foundation in 2004, incorporated the input of over 150 neighborhood residents.

Wachovia Regional Foundation, established in 1998, is a grantmaking body with the primary mission to support the revitalization of communities located in New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $50 million in grants to more than 145 nonprofit organizations. For additional information on the Foundation, please visit the website at http://www.wachovia/regionalfoundation.

ICC’s Family Success Center opening is a part of a statewide initiative by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF). The purpose of each neighborhood Family Success Center is to strengthen families and neighborhoods; develop networks of family services that result in preventing child abuse and neglect and fostering healthy families; and reduce isolation and build connections within families, between families and to the community.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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