the east trenton collaborative
The East Trenton Collaborative is a group of residents and organizations who work together to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood by addressing problem properties, strengthening community assets, improving infrastructure, and promoting economic opportunity, as described in the East Trenton Vision Plan. The Collaborative holds monthly public community meetings to update residents on the work underway and to receive their input, and monthly board meetings on administrative business.
New Jersey Community Capital is a nonprofit community development financial institution that fosters the creation of quality homes, educational facilities, and employment opportunities in underserved communities in New Jersey. In recent years, NJCC has pioneered strategies to help communities recover from the foreclosure crisis, including the large-scale acquisition and rehabilitation of abandoned properties, as well as supporting communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. NJCC is the lead agency for East Trenton's work under the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program. Learn more about NJCC here.
Isles is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton and founded in 1981 with a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities. Isles revitalizes neighborhoods, trains and educates adults and youth, builds wealth, and promotes healthy living. Learn more at www.Isles.org.
HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community. HomeFront works to give clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and works to increase the availability of quality, affordable housing. Learn more at www.HomeFrontNJ.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Trenton is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Learn more at http://www.habitatbcnj.org/.
A Better Way is a Trenton-based nonprofit founded in 2006 to help those re-entering society post incarceration, at-risk youth, and their families to find a better way to live. A Better Way improves Trenton's communities by providing 360 degrees of support to those who most need it, and by stressing empowerment through education, job skills, life skills, and volunteerism. Learn more at www.ABetterWayInc.org.
Urban Promise Trenton's mission is to equip Trenton’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and christian leadership. As part of the East Trenton Collaborative, Urban Promise operates an after school program and summer camp, Camp Grace, as well as a StreetLeaders program for teens, that provides tutoring and support for students K-8 and high school. Learn more at www.urbanpromisetrenton.org.
Play Soccer Nonprofit International (PSNI) and the PSNI Network of affiliated organizations support the health, physical and socioeconomic development of children and youth, using the world's most popular sport, soccer/football, to develop players who love the game, have the knowledge and life skills to lead healthy productive lives, and engage to create positive change in their communities. Learn more at http://www.playsoccer-nonprofit.org/.