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Communities In Cooperation

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden City Council Entrepreneurship Program, Communities in Cooperation and its CEO Pastor Pamela B. Jones, and Linden First invite you to attend the Linden Holiday Pop Up Shop. Come ready to shop and support local small businesses!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event in English.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event in Spanish.

  • What: Holiday pop up shop with music, refreshments and raffle giveaways. The first ten people with purchases of $25 and up will receive a free gift card!
  • When: Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • How: Click here to register for this event.

Back “Pack” to School for You

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, Applebees, Local Businesses, the Department of Parks and Recreation and Communities in Cooperation present Back “Pack” to School for You.

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

  • Who: For Linden residents only. Must show ID and children must be present.
  • What: The City of Linden will be distributing school backpacks and supplies.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Monday, August 29th, 2022 from 4pm until 7pm.

Employment and Job Readiness Class

Mayor Derek Armstead, Linden First and Communities in Cooporation, Inc. are pleased to announce the Employment and Job Readiness Class, a Mayor Derek Armstead and Linden City Council Program.

Seeking a job? Join our Employment Job Readiness Class. Free $20 gas cards for the 1st three registrants. To view and/or download the Employment Job Readiness Class flyer, click here. With questions, call (908) 445-4745.

  • When: Tuesdays from 10:30am until 11:30am.
  • Where: The Planning Board Room (3rd floor) at Linden City Hall, which is located at 301 N. Wood Avenue.
  • How: Click here to register.

Great Women Making History – Presented by Communities in Cooperation

Recognizing their support in numerous programming efforts, helping to make communities better Join us for discussion and insight. Discover their passion and roles and listen to inspirational stories to encourage our sisters. Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

  • Dr. Marnie Hazelton, Superintendent of Linden Public Schools
  • Lisa Armstead-Ormon, City of Linden Councilwoman
  • Denise Wilkerson, Borough of Roselle Council President
  • When: Friday, March 25, 2022 from 5:30pm until 6:30pm
  • Where: Zoom; Meeting ID: 818 4400 4528, Passcode: CIC2022

Entrepreneur Rounding Table

Communities In Cooperation invites you to attend our Entrepreneur Rounding Table Event.

We want to help you! Get connected, share your concerns and ideas, and increase your knowledge, visibility and sales.

  • When: Sunday, December 5rd, 2021 from 3pm – 4pm
  • Where: Virtual, via Zoom.
  • How: You must register by emailing

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

CIC’s Youth & Family Funday

You are invited to CIC’s Youth & Family Funday!

Families may attend, especially families affected by IDA! Must RSVP as boxed lunches will be served and pre-packaged school supplies (while supplies last) plus more.  

  • When: Saturday, September 25th 2021 from 12pm until 3pm
  • Where: Wilson Pond Park on Summit Terrace & St. Georges Avenue (across from Linden High School and next to the Vo-Tech).

CIC received a grant for youth that is making this event possible. Please click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

Youth Job Readiness Symposium

Attention Parents!

Calling all youth to join me and the CIC Staff for an all-important #YOUTHSYMPOSIUM because preparing our young people for the future world of work is essential. Register now the Youth Job Readiness Symposium on Thursday, June 17th by clicking here.

To view and/or download more information, including the informational flyer and the YJS Signup Sheet please click on the links.