LPCCD's Pilot Real Estate & Business Development Training Program

As part of LPCCD’s efforts to transform our neighborhood, block by block, we are offering hands-on training in the fundamentals of real estate development and business planning for entrepreneurial individuals with various levels of building renovation, rehabilitation and/or new construction experience.

We’re seeking people who want to help rebuild and strengthen Lincoln Park’s small-scale buildings (1-3 stories, work done with small crews by hand without major equipment) house by house and block by block. People who want to build a business, improve the neighborhood, generate income, and build local wealth.

This 11-week course is for people at various levels of experience—whether you want to be on a construction crew helping to rehab or build small-scale projects, have “side hustle” projects renovating and rehabbing a duplex, or want to become a full-time small developer with a number of projects.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Planning and management basics for your own business as a sole proprietor or small company
  • Roles you can play in small-scale development and how to grow your current practice
  • How your projects can build on the design principles of the traditional neighborhood
  • Using a development budget to assess potential projects and rates of return
  • What’s needed to obtain bank financing
  • How to navigate local rules, regulations and requirements

Click here for a complete syllabus: Course Syllabus

You’ll learn from people who’ve done it – here in Newark, in the region and across the country, and leave with your own 1-page business plan you develop from these lessons and discussions to get working in small-scale development in 2021!

Meet our trainers -> Course Instructors

Participants will learn through self-paced ​video study sessions​ (about 30-90 minutes each week) alternated with full-group Zoom calls ​for live presentations, discussion and Q&A.

You will need access to a computer, Zoom app, and cell phone to occasionally take and email photos.

Apply period is now closed.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to lpccdmarketing@gmail.com


Lincoln Park Sustainability Living Community Podcast

Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Podcast is the first by any arts/community development organization in the City of Newark founded and led by Black Indigenous People of Color since inception.

With a holistic approach to community development, through the lens of the arts – Creative Placemaking – LPCCD is fostering an environment where healthy whole families, individuals and youth can live, work and play.


A Conversation with Verizon Community Partnerships Initiative


with LPCCD

"Sustainable Communities Focus"

Lincoln Park Cultural Coast District is a proud community partner of Verizon. The Verizon Community Partnerships Initiative to celebrate Verizon-supported community organizations and highlight their important work. Mark Bocchieri, Verizon’s Director of State Government Affairs virtually sat down with our Executive Director Anthony Smith to discuss building sustainable communities, the importance of the arts ecosystem and how Lincoln Park was early in developing a Green Jobs Training Program with PSEG which graduated and placed 100 Newarkers in jobs, which helps breaks the cycle of generational poverty.




Lincoln Park’s Action Plan strives to facilitate the creation of intergenerational black and brown wealth through the implementation of a 10-year neighborhood plan.

Through the strategies described below, the plan seeks to position Lincoln Park as a healthy and engaged community with a vibrant arts and culture scene, thriving businesses, housing options, and economic opportunities for all residents.

To learn more, click the button below to read about our neighborhood plan.

Neighborhood Plan