Working in close collaboration with our Community
Partners, RCOPC assists in the development and updating,
evaluation, and implementation of NEC's comprehensive plan for
revitalization of the West Side Park Community in Newark's Central
The Governor's Urban Coordinating Council
(UCC) program, implemented through the Neighborhood Empowerment
Council (NEC), is grounded on the importance of community-based
planning; RCOPC assists through both outreach and research to build
the capacity of participating community organizations.
RCOPC contributes to NEC's neighborhood
revitalization efforts through youth leadership development
training, development of a community computer center within the West
Side Park Community, and planning for the redevelopment of West Side
Park as a central community asset. These activities support the
agendas of the Youth and Young Adults Subcommittee and the
Recreation Subcommittee of the NEC.
With our Community Partners and NEC's
Economic Development Subcommittee, RCOPC is participating in a
series of activities to foster job growth and business development
in Newark's Central Ward, with particular focus on encouraging and
supporting the development of small businesses.
Through research and outreach, RCOPC supports the
ability of community-based groups working with NEC's Housing
Subcommittee to increase affordable housing production and to
provide homeownership counseling to community residents.
is assisting the NEC Healthcare Subcommittee to establish a health
care center in the West Side Park Community.
Working with the NEC Subcommittee and the
Central Ward Leadership Team of the Newark Public Schools, RCOPC
will design a comprehensive after-school program to provide safe
haven and structured activities for children attending the 14th
Avenue School, the Community School within the West Side Park