Central Jersey Community Development Corporation

In 1992, Dr. Soaries founded the Central Jersey Community Development Corporation (CJCDC): a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in revitalizing distressed neighborhoods.

Central Jersey Community Development Corporation (CJCDC) was founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1993. The organization’s mission is to “rebuild communities, one family at a time” by improving the social, educational and economic conditions in targeted areas in Central Jersey. Its goal is to impact the lives of low to moderate income families to help them develop a better quality of life. Its vision is to preserve family institutions and help make individuals better community members. CJCDC has a long history of helping vulnerable communities in New Jersey come into transition, namely by positioning them for improvement, economic growth and sustainability.

CJCDC’s neighborhood revitalization efforts are based on the notion that there is a role that people must play in their own uplift. They are a social enterprise led by grass-roots organizations that are very close to the people who have needs. If supported and empowered, they can help people who otherwise would be stuck in poverty.

For more information, please visit www.cjcdc.org