About Us

La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. (LCDP) was founded in 1972 by a group of local activists seeking to establish educational and charitable programs to meet the needs of Newark’s Puerto Rican community.

Named in honor of Don Pedro Albizu Campos, LCDP has since evolved to become the largest Latinx-led organization in the state of New Jersey, serving 50,000 Newark and Essex County residents annually under three central pillars:

Early Childhood (Prenatal, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-K);

Healthy Homes (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP], Weatherization, Lead Remediation/Abatement);

and Community Empowerment (Women & Family Center, Immigration, Workforce Readiness, Youth Enrichment, Housing & Home Ownership Support, and Community Organizing).

For more information, please visit www.lacasanwk.org and be sure to follow @lacasanwk on all social media platforms.

Mission Statement

La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc.’s mission is to foster self-sufficiency, empowerment and neighborhood revitalization.

Core Values

Breaking down the barriers created by systems of oppression which seek to block equity and liberty for all people.

It’s not who you love, but how you love. Love is the driving force that guides our mission.

We stand with ALL marginalized people. Through unity, we will achieve victory.

Our duty is to elevate those we serve to a level where they can flourish and reach their fullest potential.

We don’t just invite you in, we want you to feel at home. “La Casa es su casa” will always be our promise.