Economic Development

Metropolitan Resurrection Learning Center

Education for Elevation

Established in 2002 by the Community Development Corporation of Metropolitan Baptist Church, the MRLC (Metropolitan Resurrection Learning Center) is a workforce development center reaching out to the greater Newark community in collaboration with Essex County and the City of Newark.

Staff Members include

Linda Whitfield, Director
Brenda Bess, Low Literacy Instructor
Dallas Gordon, GED Instructor
John Pullins, Computer Literacy Instructor
Ronnell Simmons, Cafe Food Services Instructor

Developing Self-Esteem and Work Readiness Skills

The MRLC is committed to developing the self-esteem and work readiness skills of students age 18 – 60. Training is provided in Café Food Services including New Jersey Food Handling Certification. Computer Literacy provides rudimentary computer skills and training with the software used in job-entry level office work. Through Low Literacy, students learn the reading,  writing and speaking skills needed  for daily life,  and develop the capacity to enroll in the GED class to earn their high school equivalency diploma.

Enriching and Worthwhile

The MRLC Board of Directors and Staff believe education at any stage of life is enriching and worthwhile. Through MRLC, the education provided is intended to help elevate and enhance the quality of life of all students enrolled in the program.

MBC Travel Agency

Metropolitan Baptist Church offers families the opportunity to travel at discounted rates through its entrepreneurial endeavor provided by YTB Travel.

Please explore the site(s) and see the range of stores and products that are available to you through this program. Happy Shopping!

Metro Travel  

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Entrepreneurship Ministry

The Entrepreneur Ministry, MetroBiz, is sponsoring Free Entrepreneur Workshops once a month. We are helping to build great businesses one step at a time. We have special guest subject matter expert instructors for each class.  

149 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07103