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Nora Hoover, Principal

Susan Ronga, Program Director

Rosario Sanchez, NJYC Secretary Specialist

New Jersey Youth Corps

now located at 151 Ellison Street, 2nd floor

New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program which engages young adults (ages 16 - 24) in full-time community service, training and educational activities. Guided by staff who serve as mentors and role models, teams of youth called "crews" carry out a wide range of service projects. In return for their efforts to restore and strengthen communities, Corps members receive:

  • Education development in basic skills and preparation to obtain a State Issued High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Life Skills and employability skills instruction
  • Personal and career counseling to build self-esteem, clarify values and develop leadership skills while they are developing their career portfolio
  • Transition services and continuing support services as they transition to college, training, employment or other national and domestic service opportunities
  • Community service opportunities which develop positive employability skills while addressing unmet community needs. 
  • Corpsmembers receive a stipend while enrolled in Youth Corps.

Our Mission since 1985....

To restore and preserve the dignity of young adults who have been underserved and enhance their value to society by providing a comprehensive program of academic instruction and community service that form a sold foundation upon which to build a brighter future.