Reduce poverty in communities served by Greater Bergen Community Action by addressing the causes and conditions of persistent economic insecurity.
“When I came from my foreign country the program was very helpful for my children to start socializing, making friends, being into the community and learning the language as well. I am very happy. I went from being a parent to being a volunteer to being a substitute to being a teacher’s assistant to being a teacher and now a Head Teacher. I’ve been growing here”
Head Teacher/ Former Head Start Parent
At GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start, our goal is to not only get your child ready for kindergarten, but to prepare your entire family for life beyond the program. Our extensive services and resources range from early childhood education to health, nutrition, parent education, family counseling, financial counseling, and more.
We help individuals and families gain greater stability in their financial lives through financial literacy education and housing counseling. We also have an affiliated credit union, 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union, open to all who live, work, worship, volunteer, or conduct business in Bergen County.
The Education and Training Center offers skills and knowledge to lower-income, older, and foreign-born individuals, which will help them better perform daily activities of living, achieve greater success in the job market, and support their desire for a better future in the USA.
GBCA provides affordable housing for low and moderate income persons, first-time home buyers, and individuals with special needs by construction and renovating residences for multiple dwelling unit rentals and for single family ownership.