St. Paul's Community Development Corporation
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of local residents in Paterson and Passaic County, NJ. Founded in 1990, SPCDC's core mission is to serve as an agent of hope, partnering with others to provide need driven services that improve the quality of life and encourage greater self-sufficiency. SPCDC provides various human service programs to more than 3,500 individuals and families annually, including adult basic education, workforce development training, and affordable housing.
SPCDC programs respond to the needs of the community by providing comprehensive, supportive, social services that can break the cycle of homelessness and move an individual from shelter to transitional housing to employment and a permanent home. These human services are staff-driven and are administered on and off campus. Case managers, social workers and teachers assist participants with improving their quality of life through stability and education. Participants are assisted in identifying and prioritizing their needs, in strengthening their ability to constructively resolve their problems, and developing a plan to prevent the recurrence of said problems in the future.
SPCDC is supported by a dedicated full-time staff of 20 to 25 professionals, including a leadership team comprised of the Executive Director and Director of Finance. In addition, there are 4 to 6 part-time employees, 200 volunteers, and 20+ AmeriCorps Members who annually support the work of the organization. The ethnic and socioeconomic mix of SPCDC's board of directors and staff reflects the diversity of the community served.