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NeighborWorks America selects Marie Mascherin of New Jersey Community Capital for NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, in collaboration with Harvard University

July 20, 2016 News & Updates

New Brunswick, NJ (July 20, 2016) – New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is proud to announce that Marie C. Mascherin, Chief Lending Officer at NJCC, is one of 50 leaders in the country selected for the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, conducted at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, made possible in part by support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is an 18-month fellowship that equips top executives with the skills to advance their organization’s performance.

The only comprehensive training of its kind, Achieving Excellence includes formal sessions at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as executive coaching, intensive peer learning and guidance from distinguished educator and author Douglas K. Smith. Graduation is anticipated in February of 2018. Achieving Excellence has graduated 325 CEOs, executive directors and other senior leaders since the program began in 2002, with astounding results from each class.

“The Achieving Excellence Program equips top community and financial leaders with the tools to build stronger organizations to achieve even greater impact in their communities. This not only affects the organizations and communities but also results in a stronger pipeline of energized leaders throughout the nonprofit sector,” said Christina Deady, senior director of the program.

Mascherin, who holds a BS from Seton Hall in Finance and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, is currently the Chief Lending Officer for NJCC based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The organization is a nonprofit community development financial institution that provides innovative financing and technical assistance to foster the creation of quality housing, educational facilities, and employment opportunities in underserved communities.

For more information about the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, go to

About New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC)

NJCC is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that transforms at-risk communities through strategic investments of capital and knowledge. NJCC invests in affordable housing, community facilities, and economic development ventures that strengthen neighborhoods, improve education, and increase jobs, ultimately providing greater opportunities for low-income populations. Since inception, NJCC has facilitated the investment of over $500 million into 800 high-impact projects across the state, supporting the creation and preservation of 12,900 education seats, 8,200 housing units, 6,100 early care slots, and 6,100 jobs. For more information, please visit

About NeighborWorks America
For more than 35 years, NeighborWorks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.


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