The North Ward Center has been recognized formally many times for the character and quality of the services it provides. Most frequently, the recognition comes in the form of renewal of financial support from corporations, foundations, and public agencies.
Over the years, the City of Newark, Essex County, the state of New Jersey as well as the federal government have honored the center with resolutions citing our exemplary program.
For specific services, the center has been recognized by the Puerto Rican coalition, the Mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; the Boys' & Girls' Clubs of Newark; the Puerto Rican State Wide Parade Committee and the Newark Landmark and Preservation Commission.
The center has also been recognized by Budweiser for its support of women's softball; the Newark Jaycees; the Bronze Shields, an African- American police officers group; and the Italian government for its earthquake relief.
Founder Stephen N. Adubato was recognized by the governor of Puerto Rico for his leadership and commitment to the Puerto Rican Community. He also has been recognized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was knighted by the Italian government.