Founder's Message

Video Founders Message

The North Ward Center, nestled in the heart of Newark's North Ward, has served as an anchor to the surrounding neighborhood and Essex County since we opened our doors in 1970.

Dedicated to empowering the family, the Center trains individuals for today's workforce, provides children with a model pre-school program, offers our aging residents a state-of-the-art medical day care environment, runs a K-8 charter school that was named a Blue Ribbon School in 2008, and continues to offer a myriad of social service programs that help improve the quality of life for our constituents.

Our high-quality programs, each unique in their delivery of service, have one common bond: To provide a nurturing and welcoming environment where learning and caring are our first priority.

For more than 40 years, we have been committed to helping our neighbors. As the community's needs change so will the Center, so that quality service is always delivered to meet today's needs. It's an honor to serve and empower our community every day.

Stephen N. Adubato

Stephen N. Adubato, Sr.