Founded November, 2006

Our Mission

The mission of the Community Development Corporation of northern New Jersey (CDC|NNJ) is to enhance the well-being of youth in the northern New Jersey communities through education, enrichment, empowerment, engagement and enlightenment


We envision a community where each child will have equal opportunity to achieve success and be afforded the framework to understand what success means on a personal level. Further, we envision a community impassioned with recognizing and supporting the diversity of the gifts and talents of all people.

We satisfy the organization’s mission by offering youth in our service area a variety of Youth Enrichment for Success programs designed to improve the health of their minds, bodies and spirits.

YES Summer Camp - (June-August): A six-week day camp for children entering Kindergarten in the current year and youth in grades 1 – 10. Licensed by the state of New Jersey since 2006.*

Sportsense – Affords youth an opportunity to participate in community recreational activities.* Dream Defenders Enrichment Academy – (September-May,) Youth in grades 3-5 participate in leadership and STEAM activities.*

Scholarsense – Provide high school students of low-income families financial assistance for SAT Prep.*

*Please see program Tabs above for more information.