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NEPPERHAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Nepperhan Community Center (Center) was founded by a group of concerned

neighbors in the Nepperhan section of Yonkers (now Runyon Heights) in the

late 1930’s. This group wanted a meeting place that could also accommodate

recreational activities and classes for the youth. They identified a community room

at 13 Monroe Street as the original location. Some of the early Directors included

Rosa Kittrell, and Doris Moore as acting Director, until Juanita Temple was officially

named Director. Nepperhan Community Center also became home to a Drum and

Bugle Corps, which during those years was led by George Perenchief.

 

NCC provides extensive programs and services to Yonkers and the Lower Hudson

Valley in New York. We address many social ills as well as work tirelessly to

empower and our children and families to live their best lives

in a safe and healthy manner.

HMREP PROGRAM

The Healthy Marriage And Relationship Education Program (HMREP) program

seeks to develop and support healthy relationships and life skills for up to 500

young adults and at-risk youths living in the Yonkers, Greenburgh, Mt. Vernon, New

Rochelle, and Tuckahoe communities. The goals of the initiative include improving

the financial stability and mobility of the at-risk youth; improving parenting skills

for young adults; improving financial management skills; teaching effective

conflict resolution; supporting and defining career ambition; and assisting youth

successfully transition to young adulthood.

SATELLITE OFFICES

EmpowerYOU works in partnership with well-established organizations throughout

Westchester County. Here is a list of our satellite offices ready to serve you!

YONKERS

Kingdom Christian Center

68 Palisades Avenue

Yonkers, NY 10701

 

WHITE PLAINS

White Plains Youth Bureau

65 Mitchell Place

White Plains, NY 10601

 

MOUNT VERNON

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau

1 Roosevelt Square

Mount Vernon, NY 10550

 

 

GREENBURGH

Theodore D. Young Center

32 Manhattan Avenue

White Plains, NY 10607

 

TUCKAHOE

Shiloh Baptist Church

15 Marble Place

Tuckahoe, NY 10707

 

NEW ROCHELLE

Union Baptist Church

466 Main Street, Suite 204

New Rochelle, NY 10801

EMPOWERYOU TEAM

Dr. Jim Bostic, Th.D

Executive Director

 

Edward Lawson, JD, MBA

Program Director

 

Alecia Palmer

Kingdom Christian Center, Yonkers

 

Collette Howard, LMSW

White Plains Youth Bureau, White Plains

Winston Charles McDowell, Ph.D.

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, Mount Vernon

 

Lauren Bacote, MA, M.S. Ed.

Theodore D. Young Center, White Plains

 

Lori J. Gerald, M.Ed.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Tuckahoe

 

Dr. Reginald L. Hudson, Senior Pastor

Stephanie Quarles, Executive Pastor

Union Baptist Church, New Rochelle

NEWS & EVENTS

Congressman Engel Announces $10 Million in Federal Funding for Healthy

Marriage and Relationship Programs in Yonkers

 

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of

the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike

Spano to announce that the Nepperhan Community Center (NCC) in Yonkers

has received a five-year, $10 million federal grant from the Department of Health

and Human Services (HHS) to set-up a new Healthy Marriage And Relationship

Education Program.

 

The program seeks to develop and support healthy relationships and life skills for up to 500 young adults and at-risk

youths living in the Yonkers, Greenburgh, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, and Tuckahoe communities. The goals of the

initiative include improving the financial stability and mobility of the at-risk youth; improving parenting skills for young

adults; improving financial management skills; teaching effective conflict resolution; supporting and defining career

ambition; and assisting youth successfully transition to young adulthood. The Nepperhan Community Center, which

will design and oversee implementation of the program, receives $2 million of the HHS grant money in 2016, and $2

million in funding each subsequent year for a further four years, pending annual review.

 

“We all know how important healthy social interaction and stable family lives are to our communities,” Congressman

Engel said. “The best research we have tells us that strong relationships solidify economic prosperity, help raise

healthy and well-educated children, and provide any number of additional social benefits. And we could all use a

little help now and then perfecting the skills that make us good spouses, partners, and parents. That’s why I was so

pleased that the Nepperhan Community Center has received major support from HHS to set-up their new Healthy

Marriage and Relationship Education Program. With this support, NCC will be able to help families in Yonkers and the

surrounding communities learn important skills in financial planning, communication, parenting, and conflict resolution.

These Federal funds will improve the lives of husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, and parents and

children so they can grow and thrive at work, at school, and at home.”

 

“As young people transition into adulthood, relationship building with family, friends and colleagues become

increasingly important and shape our lives. Under the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education initiative, we’re

working to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and led a healthy and impactful life,”

said Mayor Mike Spano.  “We extend our thanks to Dr. Bostic for identifying the needs of our at-risk youth and leading

the charge in the Lower Hudson Valley region and we also want to thank our federal delegation for securing the

dollars needed to provide our youth a brighter future.”

 

“On behalf of the Nepperhan Community Center Inc., I am very grateful, and extremely excited about the recent

award from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,” said Dr. Jim Bostic, Executive Director of NCC. “The

Lower Hudson Valley Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program will give our agency an opportunity

working with key stakeholders from around Westchester County to have a major impact on the family structure. By

strengthening our families, we believe it will likewise help to strengthen our communities. We anxiously look forward

to working with families all around our county.”

 

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Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families,

Grant: #90FM0098-01-00. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

For more information, please contact

 

Dr. Jim Bostic, Th.D. | Executive Director

Edward Lawson, Jr., JD, MBA | Program Director

 

empoweryou@nepperhancc.com | 914.965.0203