Letter from Our CEO

In 1966, community activist convened in Newark, NJ, to form Tri-City and to give birth to a “Dream that would never die.”  Forty-seven years later, Tri-City transformed that Dream into the people’s corporation that provides comprehensive services through 40+ programs to community residents not only in the Newark metropolitan area but throughout northern New Jersey and some services in central New Jersey.   Tri-City's ability to integrate its 40+ programs to meet the needs of our clients is our most significant accomplishment that the agency repeatedly achieves each year. Our one-stop approach to service delivery produces better, measurable and more productive outcomes for each client.


Our success is credited to a multi-talented staff of social work, business, child care, housing, transportation and mental health professionals whose career goals and life's purpose align with Tri-City's Mission, Vision and Core Values.  We experience some of our greatest joys working with the children and adults who receive and/or benefit from our services.


Most of our services are funded by government partners and generous donors.  We are able to help more people and, thereby, we are able to facilitate positive change in more lives.  Reviving hope in community members to empower them to work collectively to rebuild and revitalize their neighborhoods is purpose-driven by our Mission to facilitate social and economic self-sufficiency.  Throughout this website are opportunities to find a program that meets your specific need, and throughout this website are opportunities to join us as a volunteer or a donor of financial or in-kind donations.  It is with the support of our partners and donors  that the Dream birthed in 1966 Lives.  For this reason, we are grateful, and we say “thank you for your support.”                                                         

Toni L. Caldwell

Executive Director/CEO