Adult Career Search and Placement Program
The ASPIRA Job Search and Placement Program is designed to assist TANF clients with the development of basic job search techniques and acquisition of soft skills needed to find and secure employment.
The program delivers forty hours of programming over a four-week period, including computer literacy instruction, job search and readiness training, and life skills workshops. The program will also provide job placement and retention follow-up assistance to all program graduates. Clients must have completed a TABE test with the local County of Essex W-T-W department and scored at least at the 4th grade level in Math and English to be able to participate in the program.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Alexandra Torres, Program Director at 973-484-7554, ext. 22
Evening Reporting Center Program
The ASPIRA NJ Evening Reporting Center Program (ERC) continues to provide services for our clients during New Jersey’s Shelter-In-Place restrictions. Traditionally, ERC serves as an alternative to incarceration for juveniles between the ages 14-18 as these juveniles await their court hearings.
ASPIRA ERC provides educational support, meals, case management, a in-house boxing program, in-house recording studio, recreational activities outside of the program, and life skills workshops. These life skills workshops provide our clients with cognitive-behavioral awareness tools, job readiness skills, and educational enrichment strategies that they need to be successful citizens.
For additional information, contact Eddy Sosa at 973-484-7554 or via email at
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
The Nita M. Lowey 21 Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), is a comprehensive afterschool grant program located at two locations in the city of Newark, serving 250 students in grades four through eight. Currently, the programs are located at the Rafael Hernandez School and Luis Munoz Marin School of Social Justice.
The program model is built around STEAM and utilizes the Children Investigating Science with Parents and Afterschool model, a national network of science museums and additional academic programs provided by UnidosUS. For additional information, please CLICK HERE.