La Casa de Don Pedro

Since its inception in 1972, La Casa de Don Pedro emerged from a period of social unrest in the late 1960’s in Newark, New Jersey as an activist, community-based, grassroots organization committed to empowering the then marginalized Puerto Rican and Latino community. Named in honor of Puerto Rican nationalist, Don Pedro Albizu Campos who advocated the twin virtues of self-sufficiency and empowerment, La Casa was born out of collaborative and unifying efforts to reverse the trajectory of social, cultural, political, and economic dislocations and marginalization of children and families.

With forty-five years of mission-driven and visionary service, La Casa has an expansive service delivery model designed to meet the ever-changing social services needs embedded across the life cycle of the children, individual, and families in Newark’s under-served communities.  Our programs are comprehensive because we recognize that the needs of individuals, their families and their children tend to be interconnected requiring a holistic approach. We are also integrated, linking the available resources and shared values of equal opportunity, inclusiveness, and responsibility.

  • CLIENT La Casa de Don Pedro
  • WE DID early childhood development, youth educational, cultural and recreational programs, youth & family counseling, health initiatives, HIV/AIDS prevention & services, WorkForce development & job placement, affordable housing development and counseling, community development and organizing, Lead Safe Home Remediation, and home energy assistance, home energy conservation
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