News and Events

Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Economic Development

Join the Mayor on the Economic Development on Wednesday, February 11 from 6-8pm for a panel will be Baye Adofo-Wilson, Director of Housing and Economic Development; Rahman Muhammad, Deputy Mayor of Employment; Maria Yglesias, M&M Development Principal; and Ommeed Sathe, Prudential Director of Social Investments. The forum will be followed

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Join the Mayor on the Economic Development on Wednesday, February 11 from 6-8pm for a panel will be Baye Adofo-Wilson, Director of Housing and Economic Development; Rahman Muhammad, Deputy Mayor of Employment; Maria Yglesias, M&M Development Principal; and Ommeed Sathe, Prudential Director of Social Investments. The forum will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Reserve your FREE tickets here: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/njpac/EN/buy/details/15N0211E.

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Personal Development Division Offering High School Equivalency

La Casa’s Personal Development Division Youth in Motion Program is offering out-of-school youth ages 16-21, in Newark, the opportunity to get their High School Equivalency (formerly GED). To learn more call 973-481-4713 or visit our center at 39 Broadway, 2nd Floor in Newark.

La Casa Centers Closed Jan. 27th

All La Casa centers will be closed Tuesday, January 27th due to the inclement weather.

La Casa Center Closures & Early Dismissal

The following centers will be closed on Monday, January 26th due to inclement weather: 23 Broadway 76 Clinton Avenue 23 Broadway 39 Broadway (Personal Development Division) 75 Park Avenue (Administration & Fiscal Office) 317 Roseville Avenue 282 First Avenue Our Early Childhood Centers at 39 Broadway, 202 First Street &

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The following centers will be closed on Monday, January 26th due to inclement weather:

  • 23 Broadway
  • 76 Clinton Avenue
  • 23 Broadway
  • 39 Broadway (Personal Development Division)
  • 75 Park Avenue (Administration & Fiscal Office)
  • 317 Roseville Avenue
  • 282 First Avenue

Our Early Childhood Centers at 39 Broadway, 202 First Street & 75 Park Avenue will have an early dismissal of 1pm.

Be safe and stay warm!

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ACA Information & Enrollment Session

La Casa’s Healthy Living Initiative in partnership with Public Health Solutions will be hosting ACA (Affordable Care Act) enrollment sessions on: Thursday, January 22, 2015 (6pm-8pm) Saturday, January 31, 2015 (10am-2pm) Thursday, February 5, 2015 (6pm- 8pm) Certified application counselors will be available to assist clients with enrollment and address

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La Casa’s Healthy Living Initiative in partnership with Public Health Solutions will be hosting ACA (Affordable Care Act) enrollment sessions on:

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 (6pm-8pm)
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 (10am-2pm)
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 (6pm- 8pm)

Certified application counselors will be available to assist clients with enrollment and address any questions or concerns. Additionally, HIV testing will also be available from 10am to 1:30pm. Participants who get tested will receive a gift card incentive.

For more information please visit: http://www.lacasanwk.org/event/aca-information-enrollment-session-2/ OR contact Tanya Santos 646-640-7325 or Fior Brito 973-624-4222

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La Casa Participating in City of Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

Today, Mayor Ras Baraka, Police Director Eugene Venable, & Police Chief Anthony Campos announced the creation of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Comprised of nine people, the board will review complaints against police behavior, and have the power to receive, investigate, hear, make findings and recommend action upon complaints by

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Today, Mayor Ras Baraka, Police Director Eugene Venable, & Police Chief Anthony Campos announced the creation of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Comprised of nine people, the board will review complaints against police behavior, and have the power to receive, investigate, hear, make findings and recommend action upon complaints by members of the public (including but not limited to complaints made by other police officers or personnel) against uniformed members of the police department that allege misconduct involving excessive use of force, abuse of authority, unlawful arrest, unlawful stop, unlawful searches, discourtesy, or use of offensive language, including, but not limited to, slurs relating to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

The members of the Board will consist of nine members of the public. The Inspector General will be appointed by the Mayor, three will be appointed by the Municipal Council, and the remaining five will be recommended for appointment by the following organizations:

- ACLU of New Jersey
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of New Jersey
- People’s Organization for Progress
- La Casa de Don Pedro
- Ironbound Community Corporation

Read the article in today’s NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/0/baraka_civilian_review_board_will_have_power_to_su.html

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TRUE Program Applications Due Feb. 13th

Please be advised that the Temporary Relief for Utility Expense (TRUE) program will be terminating. In order to meet the deadline all applications must be submitted by Friday, February 13, 2015 by 4 p.m. For questions and more information please visit: http://www.lacasanwk.org/programs-and-services/energy-assistance/.

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Please be advised that the Temporary Relief for Utility Expense (TRUE) program will be terminating. In order to meet the deadline all applications must be submitted by Friday, February 13, 2015 by 4 p.m.

For questions and more information please visit: http://www.lacasanwk.org/programs-and-services/energy-assistance/.

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La Casa Centers Closed in Observance of MLK Day

All La Casa centers will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

La Casa Makes the Holidays Brighter with 2nd Annual #GivingTuesday™ Campaign

Hundreds of families and children enjoyed a more festive holiday season thanks to the dozens of contributors to La Casa de Don Pedro’s 2nd Annual #GivingTuesday™ campaign.  La Casa, among 50,000+ other partners worldwide, joined in the #GivingTuesday™ movement as a way to inspire people to take collaborative action to

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Hundreds of families and children enjoyed a more festive holiday season thanks to the dozens of contributors to La Casa de Don Pedro’s 2nd Annual #GivingTuesday™ campaign.  La Casa, among 50,000+ other partners worldwide, joined in the #GivingTuesday™ movement as a way to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support.  La Casa’s #Giving Tuesday™ campaign officially launched on December 2nd with a kick-off reception held in partnership with Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. Inspired by La Casa de Don Pedro, the City of Newark proclaimed #GivingTuesday™ citywide and presented an official proclamation at the reception.

La Casa’s campaign, which ran through December 31st, set goals to raise funds to support the organization’s programs and services, fulfill holiday toy wishes for children, provide holiday dinners for families in need, and fulfill wishes for the organizations’ community centers. This year’s campaign raised over $10,000 and collected holiday food and toy donations estimated at over $11,000.

“The most meaningful gift we can give vulnerable families in our community during the holiday season is a helping hand,” says Raymond Ocasio, Executive Director, La Casa de Don Pedro. “We are proud to have met the needs of those we serve and are grateful to our supporters for helping us meet some of our goals.”

Photos from the #GivingTuesday kick-off reception, Holiday Celebration at 202 First Street with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and the Holiday Celebration at 75 Park Avenue can be viewed on our Flickr page.

La Casa’s #GivingTuesday™ campaign was made possible due to the support of our generous supporters.

Gold Ambassadors
Anonymous

Silver Ambassadors
Enrique Dilone, Lanny Kurzweil, Louis and Ramona Prezeau through Schwab Charitable Fund, Nicholas Scalera, and John Schachtel.

Bronze Ambassadors
Richard Inserro, Jesus Mercado, and Security On Point.

Friendship Circle Supporters
Anonymous, Arcelio Aponte, Margaret Cammarieri, Gerald Blume, Eltia Galarza, Bruce & Karyn Greenwald in Honor of Lanny Kurzweil, David Grill, Janice Kline, Zoraya Lee-Hamlin, Alan Mallach, Maritza Munoz, Grizel Ubarry, Gloria Ramos, Rebecca Redington, Richard Roper, Lester Taylor, and Nancy Waither.

Introductory Supporters 
Anonymous, Carlton & Michelle Blake, Lisa Block, Anthony Capella, Cicely Cottingham, Elizabeth DaSilva, Victor Davson, Rebecca Doggett, Anne Englot, Charles Grossman, William Jamison, Jacqueline Martinez, MLS Silva LLC, Silvia Moreira, Alicia Munoz, Pronesti Surveying, Rita E. Robles, Kitab Rollins, Dale Russakoff, Nicholas Stevens, and Michael Zavada.

In-Kind Donors 
Annie & Anthony Basile, Muffy & Sil Basile, Friends and Family of the Basiles, Mario DeMarco of Basilico, The Body Shoppe 360, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gottdenker, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Farina, Dianna Hume, Cordell Morris-Phipps, I’m So Yoga Newark, Michael Melnick of Smart Buy Natural Foods, North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Raymond Ocasio, Maridsa Ortiz, Ruthy Perez, Sandra Sam, ShopRite of Kearny, JoAnn Sims, Miriam Silver & Joseph Verga, and Kathy White.

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Holiday Hours

La Casa’s centers will be opened on a limited basis from Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, January 2. Home Energy and Weatherization Programs, Early Childhood Education, all Youth, Family & Health Service programs, and our Business Office are closed starting on December 24th. The Centers will re-open Monday, January 5th.

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La Casa’s centers will be opened on a limited basis from Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, January 2.

Home Energy and Weatherization Programs, Early Childhood Education, all Youth, Family & Health Service programs, and our Business Office are closed starting on December 24th. The Centers will re-open Monday, January 5th.

Our Central Administration Office, Community & Economic Development Division at 317 Roseville Avenue, and Personal Development center at 39 Broadway will be closed December 25th, 26th, January 1st, and January 2nd.  Note that Community & Economic Development closes at 1pm on December 31st.

Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2015!

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