A Bergen Communities United Collaboration

Bergen Community United (BCU) is a community-based collaboration among area stakeholders working passionately to improve
the quality of life in our neighborhood.


BCU fosters communication and establishes links among neighborhood stakeholders to identify common interests, problems and solutions.

Through our work together, involving hundreds of community residents, business owners and other stakeholders, a comprehensive neighborhood plan was developed to function as a practical road-map for the rejuvenation of the historic Bergen Hill section of Jersey City.


If you are a resident of Bergen Hill section of Jersey City and would like to get involved please contact Rosemary Nwabueze 



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Past WomenRising/BCU NRTC projects:

NRTC 2016: Description $425,000

> Resources Capital Management Corp.
> PNC Bank
> Valley National Bank


The proposed occupational training activity is designed to provide TDL training in Logistics and Warehousing Management, to 100 students over a two year period that prepares participants for occupations such as Warehouse Manager, Laborer, Supply Chain Manager, Certified Logistics Associate, and Security Officer, all of which are positions in high demand especially in the Hudson County area.

The role of WomenRising, Inc. in the training is to

  • Market and advertise the program

  • Recruit students for the program

  • Screen students for program eligibility

  • Provide case management, job readiness, and job coaching and job search skills

  • Provide Job Placement

  • Track client progress for 9 months (in 3 month intervals) following completion of the training program


NRTC 2014: Description $170,000


Activity 1: Economic Development:  the rehab costs for developing the ground floor space at 270 Fairmount Avenue for workforce development training and for community meeting space.  This meets the BCU plan goals of increasing job training opportunities for residents of the area, thereby increasing their chances for employment.

Activity 2: Supplemental Activity: New City Kids teen Life Intern Program- increases employment opportunities for BCU area youth as well as their leadership skills by employing them as tutors and counselors for younger children.  Funding will provide costs for teen employment, and for training, retreats, and for some college costs such as SAT materials, college tours and support for seniors applying to college.


NRTC 2009: Project $985,000

> PSE&G: $650,000
> TD Bank: $350,000
> Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield: $150,000


Activity 1: Rehab of 3 two-family homes and 1 one-family home in the Bergen Hill section of Jersey City

Activity 2: Operating funds for the Bergen Communities United Job Bank & Resource Center


NRTC 2008: Project $300,000

> Corporate Sponsors: 
> PNC Bank: $150,000
> Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield: $150,000


New construction of a 3 story mixed use building on Monticello Avenue in Jersey City which includes ground floor commercial space and 7 moderate income condominium units on floors 2 & 3.