our mission

City Hill Community Development seeks to strengthen community, build opportunity, and inspire healthy behavior for people who have experienced trauma.

our vision

We envision a safe, supportive, affordable Newark community where everyone is valued, and anyone can live a healthy life.


St. John's Catholic Church

22 Mulberry Street

Newark, NJ 07102

urban life coaching

We use fitness as a foundation to support and inspire participants to improve physical health, stress management, social behavior, and spiritual empowerment.

strive 4 program

We help adults and children with developmental disabilities improve social and behavioral skills, learn the importance of exercise and nutrition, and live longer, healthier lives. Learn more here.




Our Stories

Demetrice Canty

Executive Director

Demetrice started his career as a fitness trainer in New York and now co-owns a gym. As a trainer he learned how to develop and coach his clients on how to live healthy lives. Demetrice has worked with Rutgers University, Novo Nordisk, the United Way, and other collaboration partners.

Keith Rich
Program Director

With over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, Keith is a group facilitator,  counselor, and has worked for numerous organizations and agencies throughout his career.


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