TRENTON , N.J. - New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin announced the award of a $105,000 Job Training Centers for Urban Women Grant. The funds will be going to Ujima Ministries of Trenton to establish a Job Training Center for Urban Women in Mercer County.

“These funds are a necessary, critical tool to provide training and employment-related services for unemployed or disadvantaged women in urban communities to better improve their work skills and their quality of life,” said Commissioner Levin. “The services provided by the Centers not only enrich and improve these women’s lives, but the lives of their families as well.”

Job Training Centers provide training and resource programs for disadvantaged women in urban communities. Center staff works with unemployed and underemployed women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who are seeking to improve their lives through self-development and economic self-sufficiency. Job Training for Urban Women Grants are administered through the Department of Community Affairs’ Division on Women.

Job Training Centers for Urban Women were established through law in 1985. The state’s three centers are located in Camden, Newark, and Trenton. The centers provide job readiness and life skills training; computer literacy; entrepreneurial training; supportive counseling and support groups; self-help programs; job training and placement; and information and referral services. These activities, training and other employment-related services are designed to enhance employability and earnings of urban women and their families.

More information about Job Training Centers for Urban Women can be obtained by calling 609-292-8840, or logging on to