What We Do

Churches Improving Communities’ mission is to help the 29 churches within the New Brunswick Classis of the Reformed Church in America meet the social, educational and economic needs of their communities through the development and expansion of  justice and mercy service projects. We do this by pooling skills and expertise to leverage funding, staff, volunteers, and community support.

Churches Improving Communities (CIC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit community development corporation, and its programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public.

Churches Improving Communities staffs and operates three programs through the involvement of member churches and the community: NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services, mentoring and assisting individuals as the return to their communities from Middlesex County Jail; CALTR, reconstructing Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes at the Jersey shore; and Church-Based Mental Health Services, providing low-cost, professional mental health counseling in counties throughout central NJ.

Churches Improving Communities also exists to assist churches develop or expand justice and mercy projects in their communities. Whether your church seeks to feed the needy, shelter the homeless, provide immigration assistance, teach English as a second language, or better the lives of youths or seniors, we can find resources and partners for you in your charitable works.

We understand that going from an idea to a reality can be overwhelming, but we’re here to guide you in the process. We will meet with your church to discover the best way your congregation can engage with and assist your community. No project is too small and no idea is too big!


Partnering with churches to Transform Lives through community outreach & social justice programs in central New Jersey