Building a Better Tomorrow
Welcome to the world of Nepperhan Community Center where we “Empower Children & Families” and no child is ever left behind. Through the help of a proactive Board of Directors, we have been able to significantly expand the programs and services of this agency over the years. Nepperhan community center has grown from a small room serving local Yonkers residents in 1938, to today serving the lower Hudson Valley region in New York State, two countries - Accra Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire - the Ivory Coast - on the continent of Africa and Haiti. We are excited about our expansion into other regions of the world and the mission work of our agency right here in the United States.
Nepperhan Community Center truly believes in serving our community, and beyond, with passion and a generous heart. We have made contributions to such causes as St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Richmond’s Children's Hospital, the Flint, Michigan water catastrophe, the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and numerous Prison Ministries. On Thanksgiving and Christmas we have provided tens of thousands of turkeys and Christmas toys to families unable to afford them.
We have managed to do all of this humanitarian work while also providing comprehensive and diverse programs to our children and families. Such programs range from afterschool, recreation, and STEAM initiatives, to violence and gang prevention, senior, and pregnancy prevention programs. In the health arena, Nepperhan Community Center offers drug and alcohol, health and nutrition, healthy marriage and relationship education, counseling and support. We also provide fatherhood, re-entry, and bully prevention programs. Finally, we believe in nurturing the creative spirit in our young people with our arts programs as well as our college and career planning services.
Nepperhan community center also believes in serving a number of neighborhood civic and governmental organizations. Over the past 10 years, we have been to home to over 15 churches and countless organizations who utilize our banquet hall for their weekly worship services and monthly meetings. Furthermore, the Red Cross and the City of Yonkers Emergency Management office have designated Nepperhan Community Center as an emergency site in case of natural disasters or other catastrophic occurrences.
In all we are proud of what our Nepperhan Community Center has blossomed into and the intrinsic value the Center brings to the Yonkers community and abroad. Please join our family as we seek to make an even greater difference in the world!
Peace and blessings!
Dr. Jim Bostic, Th.D.
Our Work In Action
Take a look at the many ways Nepperhan Community Center, Inc. is helping others succeed. Our photos and videos are a true testament to the immense impact our activities have on individuals and organizations. We dream of the world as a better place where everyone is concerned with making a change. Step by step, our dreams are becoming a reality.
Empowering Children and Families
Nepperhan Community Center provides a safe nurturing environment where children of all ages are equipped with necessary life skills. Their educational, social, spiritual, and emotional needs are addressed through interactive events, such as academic enrichment, sports, cultural arts, and workshops focusing on boosting self-esteem, confidence conflict resolution, and team building, while they learn to value and appreciate cultural diversity.
Nepperhan Community Center
342 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
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Dr. Jim Bostic, Th.D
Edward Lawson, JD, MBA
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Dr. Reginald L. Hudson
Lauren Bacote, MA, M.S. Ed.
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Winston Charles McDowell, Ph.D.
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