50,000

Lives Impacted

$107.5 million

Total Dollars Invested in the Communities We Serve

 
Greater Bergen Community Action

Making an Impact

What We Do by the Numbers

GIVING A CHILDREN HEAD START

2%

Less than $10,000

25%

Equal to or Greater than $10,000 but less than $30,000

30%

Equal to or Greater than $30,000 but less than $50,000

35%

Equal to or Greater than $50,000 but less than $70,000

8%

Equal to or Greater than $70,000

2,212 CHILDREN AGES 0-5 GOT A HEAD START

96%

Developed Skills to use Tools/Technology

94%

Can Identify Names and Letters

92%

Mastered Fine Motor Skills

91%

Used Expanded Vocabulary

88% 

Developed Counting Skills

81%

Identify Objects  and Shapes

11

New Classrooms Serving Infants and Toddlers Were Built by GBCA

231

Early Childhood Education

Spots Were Saved From Elimination

Stable Housing

300

Individuals Maintained Stable and Secure Housing Through GBCA's Tenant-Landlord Mediation

187 

# of Homeless Families and Individuals GBCA Helped Avoid a Housing Crisis

93%

of Men in GBCA Sober Living Housing Found Employment

90%

of Men in GBCA Sober Living Housing Found Permamanet Housing

83%

At-Risk Youth Housed by GBCA PHASES Program Moved on to Stable Independent Living

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

265

Immigrants Progressed on Their Path to Citizenship Through GBCA's New Americans Program

285

Immigrants Learned English to Improve Their Communications in the United States in GBCA's ESL Program 

89

161

Young Adults Were Provided With Education and Training to Help Them Attain a High School Diploma in GBCA's High School Equivalency Classes

Local High School Students Were Given a Chance to Reach Their Goals of Post-Secondary Education through the Braithwaite Scholarship Fund 

94%

of GBCA Clients Trained for Child Development Associate Received Credentials

85%

of GBCA Clients Trained for Child Development Associate Are Head Start Parents

77%

of GBCA Clients Trained for Child Development Associate Are Confirmed Employed

Economic Empowerment

2,342 

Under-Banked Households Were

 Provided Quality Banking Services By 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union

$225,000

Dollars Saved by 1st Bergen Members in Reduced Interest and Fees

62%

336

of Clients With 1st Bergen Credit Builder Loan Increased Their Credit Score 

GBCA Clients Improved their Financial Literacy Through Financial and Housing Counseling

$7.7 million

5,000

152

Provided by GBCA in Energy

Payment Assistance

Families Avoided Utility Shut off with Payment Assistance from GBCA

Families Reduced Their Energy Bills Through GBCA's Home Weatherization Program

Health & Wellness

Patients  are Treated Annually at New State of the Art Community Health Center Built by GBCA

1000

Head Start Families Received Nutrition Counselings from GBCA's On-Staff Registered Dietitians 

161

Meals were Prepared and Served to Thousands of Economically Disadvantaged Individuals by GBCA's Food & Nutrition Department

737,630

Community Development

106

New Apartments Being Built on Main Street, Spearheading Hackensack Downtown Redevelopment

35

Jobs Retained in City of Hackensack with GBCA Headquarters Opening

19

Blocks studied for Neighborhood Revitalization in City of Garfield First Ward

17

Blocks studied for Neighborhood Revitalization along City of Hackensack Neighborhood Corridor

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: CAP SOLAR

2,509,367 kWh

Solar Energy Produced

$188,202

Energy Cost Savings for

Community Programs

3,773,651

LBS of Green House Gas Offset by CAP Solar

1,549

Trees Saved

230

Amount of Homes That Could Be Powered For One Year Through Energy Produced by CAP Solar

4,195,341

Miles Driven

192,607

Gallons of Gasoline Consumed

 

Offset CO2 Emissions Equivalent to

Offset CO2 Emissions From  

 

Offset CO2 Emissions From

1,872,756

LBS of Coal Burned

 

Offset CO2 From

3,963

Barrels of Oil

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: WEATHERIZATION

313,771 kWh

Energy Saved

152

Homes Weatherized

514,810

LBS of Green House Gas Offset by CAP Solar

211

Trees Saved

35

Amount of Homes That Could Be Powered For One Year Through Energy Saved

572,338

Miles Driven

26,276

Gallons of Gasoline Consumed

 

Offset CO2 Emissions Equivalent to

Offset CO2 Emissions From  

 

Offset CO2 Emissions From

255,485

LBS of Coal Burned

 

Offset CO2 From

541

Barrels of Oil

Greater Bergen Community Action

Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

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Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-968-0200

 

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Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014