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  • Recognized by NJBIZ Magazine as a leader in Community Redevelopment
  • Received Bank of America’s Community Builder Award
  • Recognized by Neighborworks America for our work in foreclosure prevention

About Us

Central Jersey Community Development Corporation (CJCDC), formerly known as First Baptist Community Development Corporation (FBCDC), is one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and holistically-run community development organizations.

Founded in 1992 as an expansion of First Baptist Church of Lincoln’s Gardens’ mission to improve its surrounding community, CJCDC has a long history of helping vulnerable neighborhoods in New Jersey transition from social- and economically-warped zones to livable places that now project economic growth, sustainability, and empowerment of its residents.

CJCDC is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

Our mission is to rebuild communities, one family at a time by improving the social, educational, and economic conditions in targeted areas throughout the state of New Jersey.

CJCDC uses a Family Resource Model to help families move from unemployment to work, from tenant to homeowner and from debt to financial stability. CJCDC establishes meaningful relationships with families affected by changing social conditions, and events.

We provide the following services...

  • Affordable Housing
  • Financial Literacy & Sustainability
  • Foster Care & Adoption
  • Family Support Services
  • Job Training & Placement
  • Youth Empowerment