Celebrating 25 Years of Service

​The GSECDC, which changed its name from Jersey City Episcopal CDC in January (2011), is looking to push through with a project in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood as well as provide affordable housing in Bayonne, Union City and Passaic County. As they prepare to move forward, they will also celebrate their previous success with a gala at...

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Winner of 4th Annual Jersey City "Green Awards"

Jersey City will honor a handful of developers, organizations and individuals next week at its fourth annual Green Awards ceremony in City Hall.

“The Green Awards is our way of thanking and recognizing the City’s green pioneers,” Mayor Jerramiah Healy says. “These awards are part of a community of trail blazers who are lending our environmentally responsible development approach now taking hold in our city and the state.”

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Job Fair Participation

The “Jersey City Job Fever” event slated for Friday has signed on 40 hiring companies with hundreds of open positions, organizers announced yesterday.

The Hudson County chapter of the Jaycees is the driving force behind the event, and it has signed on the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) Small Business Development Center and the Hudson County One-Stop Career Center as partners as well.

Zach Edelman, the Jaycees’ founding chapter president, says all employers have been pre-qualified and all are offering salaried or hourly wage paying jobs.

“This experience has brought out the best in people and has truly united the community,” he says in a statement. “The Jaycees will continue to provide this level of value to the Hudson County community.”

In addition to the hiring companies, there will be a number of career-development programs at the job fair. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will host workshops on resume writing, interview skills suitable for today’s climate and government employment. A number of other local organizations — including Suits for Success, Inc./Dress for Success Hudson County, the Employment Pathways Initiative, the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation, the Hudson County Workforce Investment Board and the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program — will have career-development initiatives at the event as well.

“The event is certain to be a big job-creator in Hudson County creating a positive snowball effect on the local economy,” Assemblyman Ruben Ramos — a charter member of the Jaycees — says in a statement. “It is exhilarating to see how much impact a group of like-minded volunteers can have.”

Even though the event is tomorrow, company registration is still open — and it is free. If your company has salaried or hourly-wage positions open, the Jaycees want to hear from you. Contact 347-735-4679 or jerseycityjobfair2011 (at) gmail.com.


Jersey City Job Fever; Friday, February 4 from 10 am to 2:30 pm; NJCU’s Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Building, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard.

Breaking Ground On Van Brunt Homes

Earlier this month, the GSECDC broke ground on a new project featuring five two-family homes that will eventually have owner-occupants and tenants. The homes, located at 34-40 Van Nostrand Avenue and 15-17 Oak Street, are being sold to eligible moderate-income buyers to facilitate increased home ownership among Jersey City residents who typically wouldn’t be able to purchase their own properties.

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Hudson County Orgs Get $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Help Homeless

The Obama Administration announced last week that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep 10 Hudson County homeless assistance programs operating. The funding is part of nearly $1.4 billion that will help 6,400 existing programs nationwide to continue offering critically needed housing and services to homeless persons and families. Garden State Episcopal CDC was one on many Hudson County organizations to receive funding.

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Host Hudson County Homeless Memorial

​And once again, a coalition including the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) and the Church of the Incarnation are holding an interfaith Homeless Memorial Service to remember those who have died from causes related to homelessness, and to raise awareness of the people who continue to live and die on Hudson County’s streets this winter.

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Purchase First Home for NSP

The Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) on Tuesday purchased a bank-owned foreclosed home on Jewett Avenue for $250,000. The nonprofit will rehab the home and then sell it to a middle-income first-time home buyer, as part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which offers grant money to stabilize neighborhoods that have been ravished by foreclosures and subsequent abandonment.

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