Our Mission: Loving Abundantly!
-Breaking the Cycle of Poverty-
The mission of The Neighborhood Center is to generously love our neighbors as ourselves with abundant service and hope today and every day.
We focus on a two generation approach to lifting families out of poverty. We are committed to providing a safe space for Academic achievement, Athletic accomplishment, and a flourishing Arts program.
With 106 years of service to the community, our hope and vision for the next century of The Neighborhood Center is to create a “community living room.”
We envision a “community living room” as a welcoming place where:
Children and teens rush after school with their friends to study.
Theater, music, and dancing become vital aspects of a child and teenager’s experience.
Diversity is valued, and a community kitchen, store, and pantry become cultural bridges where individuals and families gather.
Preschoolers begin to learn about themselves and others through games, play, art and songs, while teachers lead them on a journey toward literacy and school success.
The center serves as a hub for uplifting the local community, enhancing the neighborhood, and promoting the health, safety and economic stability of the local community.
Athletics and healthy life styles are valued and practiced.
Community members visit the center to take part in a well-developed social infrastructure that includes neighborhood watches, civic associations, cooking and gardening groups, walking groups, sports teams, and the like, that contribute to a sense of connectivity, identity and ownership.