Allen Village CDC

our mission:

To help the myriad of needs that exist in our community in order to provide a better standard of living to all who desire it.

about the allen village cdc

The Allen Village Community Development Corporation is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization formed to help improve the residents in our community which was formed in 2013 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Jackson. To give a little background we are located in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Our neighborhood was devastated in the rebellions of 1968 and to date there has been little redevelopment in the area. It is a neighborhood plagued by high crime, functional illiteracy, drug addiction, unemployment and underemployment, proliferation of liquor stores, transitional housing and food insecurity. It is our mission to help transform the lives of our residents in a positive and meaningful way



food and clothing donation

Food Pantry Flyer

Now Accepting Donations

You can make a difference in someone’s life by simply donating your household items. 


Clothing Items/Household Items/Food Items

– Towels

– Washcloths 

– Disposable Face Masks

– Toilet Paper

– Feminine Products

– Diapers 

– Blankets, Sheets, Pillowcases 

– Non-perishable items

Network Allen AME Church

You can bring your items to:
56 19th Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Or call us and we can pick up your items. We are calling on you to get involved.  Help us ensure that no one goes hungry. Volunteer or donate today!

Our Food Pantry

The Allen Village established a food pantry which operates on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of each month as well as provides emergency food assistance as needed. We provide fresh produce, meats, non-perishable foods,  diapers and feminine hygiene products to individuals and families. 

We offer these much needed food baskets to individuals and families who may run out of resources towards the end of the month and have no where to turn for assistance. In order to access the food pantry, you must have a Government ID, Social Security Card or Proof of Residency.

get involved and volunteer

Please consider volunteering your time, talent and treasures to help us serve an underserved community.  The South ward of Newark has been recognized as a community suffering from food insecurity, high unemployment, high crime and is plagued by homelessness and drug addiction. 


We are here to help transform this neighborhood into a safe, thriving neighborhood and we need your help. We are stronger together. Won’t you sign up today?   

covid-19 vaccine and testing info

Allen Village CDC Vaccine Hosting Events

As time goes on, there seems to be more misinformation spreading faster in our communities than this horrific disease. We provide helpful information as well as necessary resources to help you navigate through these trying times so you can make informed decisions.


We will provide COVID-19 testing locations and vaccination information once we receive it. You can always email us to be added to our mailing list so you are kept up to date.

show your support

The Allen Village CDC provides much needed services for the entire family. We offer literacy classes and GED preparation along with resume writing. We sponsor hiring events for local employers. We also host COVID-19 testing clinics and vaccination information once we receive it.

Your financial support helps to bring much-needed change in people’s lives whom we help on a daily basis. Your donations can be designated for a specific program or can be used for our management and overhead costs.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Allen Village CDC Volunteer

Want to know when we have local events and offer new community programs? Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates and be in the know about our community efforts.

We hate SPAM too! So we will never do it.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for Essex County families by accosting the economic and social needs that plague our communities. Together we can make a difference.


contact us

PHONE:   973-373-7753

56 19th Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103


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