We Are The Center!
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BONNIE MICHELLE CANNON
Lots of good keeps happening at The Center, even during these challenging times we have been expanding our programming. The need continues to grow for our underserved families, with new food, mental health, counseling, and recovery needs.
The Center is developing a new high-skilled work force training program called “Teach Me How to Fish” to help improve Black Equity on Long Island. We hired a Community Outreach and Substance Misuse advocate and have begun a weekly recovery group.
The Center launched a Latinx Program to teach English and Spanish and to assist in translation for our families with a language barrier. Our D.R.E.A.M. Teens are meeting regularly. Their foundation is Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Attitude, and Motivation.
We have One on One College Guidance and weekly SAT Prep. The Center’s food pantry continues to feed over 700 individuals a week. The need is not going away anytime soon.
Our After-School programs offer educational, arts enrichment, and emotional support curriculum. We have Saturday extra help Math and Reading Clubs, ZOOM Bedtime stories, classes in STEAM, “Take a Book” Fridays, Scrabble and Chess Clubs.
Watching our new building rise is bringing lots of joy and hope for the future to everyone at The Center. The new building will be ready to welcome more children by the end of the year.
We need to raise more funds to furnish and equip the building with state-of-the-art tech and hire more teachers. We are offering naming rights.
HELP US CONTINUE TO RESHAPE THE FUTURE!
Our children and families deserve it. It has been a long time coming.
Thank you for Caring!