The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the Church to become engaged in overcoming our society’s racial divisions. As a result the All Saints Episcopal Parish chose to practice its faith and took on Martin’s dream of “The Beloved Community” engaging in the work for restorative justice and human dignity. All Saints Episcopal Parish made a commitment to cross Hoboken from east to west and initiate a ministry for children and their families on the west side of town.
In 1996, the All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation (ASCSDC), a non-profit, non-sectarian agency was formed by All Saints Episcopal Parish. It began as a homework help afterschool program in the Hoboken Housing Authority’s Community Room. The goal was to provide children with a safe and secure setting as well as provide children assistance with their growth and development.
In 2003 a new 9,000 square foot building was completed on the comer of 6th and Jackson Streets. In honor of the biblical mandate for the “Year of the Jubilee” it was named the Jubilee Center. The Center provided a place to expand the program to meet the needs of more children by providing programming that expands their vision, creativity and experiences.
Each day over 100 children enter the Jubilee Center. The Center is committed to supplement the educational needs of children. We work with the local public schools to provide the necessary support and opportunity for our children to become the best that they can become.
State Senator Bernard Kenny called the Jubilee Center “one of the most important things that has happened in Hoboken in the last fifty years.”