St. Paul's Community Development Corporation was founded in 1990 as the outreach mission of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the City of Paterson, New Jersey. Today we are a separate, secular, not-for-profit organization guided by a diverse and voluntary board of directors that bridges racial, economic, geographic, and religious boundaries.
Our purpose is to alleviate the conditions of hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in the City of Paterson. We do this by providing emergency services to all in need and by designing long-term approaches to achieving social and economic improvement at the grassroots level.
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our Tax Identification Number is 22-3075855.
News and Events
Counting Our Stars - 26th Anniversary Gala
Macaluso's, 161 Rea Avenue, Hawthorne
Join us for our 26th Anniversary Gala - Counting Our Stars. Proceeds support SPCDC programs and services. More»
973-710-3900 ext. 433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Distribution
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 451 Van Houten Street, Paterson
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation will be distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 400 pre-selected Food Pantry families. More»
Kim Arias, Food Pantry Manager, 973-710-3900 ext. 424
Food Pantry· We provide emergency food support to those in need. We distribute turkeys during the holidays, provide food to our Emergency Men's Shelter, Partnerships for Healthy Living Program, and the after-school program at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. More...
Emergency Men's Shelter· We provide emergency shelter, clothing, and food to as many as 50 homeless men at a time. Our staff helps our clients to find housing, employment, and health and rehabilitation services. More...
Next Step Workforce Development· We teach self-sufficiency through literacy and job readiness training, career development, life skills training, adult basic education (ABE), ESL, GED, and case management services. More...
Full Service Community Schools· We have partnered with Paterson Public Schools to provide a range of services that address children's social, emotional, and academic needs using the school building as a hub. More...
Housing and Neighborhood Development· We are rebuilding St. Paul's 5th Ward Neighborhood though rehabilitation, construction of multi-family dwellings, and creating Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) spaces for women. More...
AmeriCorps· We host and sponsor AmeriCorps Members who serve as tutors, mentors, food pantry workers, shelter aides, case management aides, volunteer recruiters, and as operations support to St. Paul's CDC and our community partners. More...
Passaic YouthBuild· We teach self-sufficiency to adjudicated youthful offenders by providing education and construction skills training, career development, life skills training, and case management services (photo: youthbuild.org). More...
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation
456 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ 07501