Nyack Center was founded 27 years ago in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens and is housed in a renovated historic church in the heart of Nyack, N.Y. Nyack Center serves the Nyacks and the larger community of Rockland County by supporting children, youth and families through educational and recreational programs. This non-profit organization provides a welcoming gathering space for vital before-and-after school programs, cultural celebrations, and community events. Nyack Center more than a community building; a place for building community.
Make your tax-deductible donation to Nyack Center here
If you have already donated to Nyack Center, thank you. If you haven't had a chance, please donate and help make a difference in the lives of our community children.
SOAR a Project of Nyack Center
Nyack Center is delighted to announce that SOAR, is a new project at Nyack Center. SOAR—the Science & Outdoor Alliance of Rockland—works to strengthen our children’s relationship with the natural world, including their understanding of the natural systems and myriad of species that make up life on Earth. This new project of the Nyack Center provides hands-on, project-based learning programs to spark children’s innate curiosity and bring the natural sciences alive. Go to our Programs Page to see more!
TOY DRIVE 2016
Our Toy Drive is an annual event to collect over 150 toys for children and teens in our programs. This year we collected a record number of gifts from our generous community! We thank-Legacy X, Grace Episcopal Church, Nyack Boot Camp, The Orangetown Police Dept., Howard University Alum. Club, The Rotary Club of Nyack, Westchester Rockland Guardians and so many other community members and groups for their generous donation of joy to children in our community! Some of our elves pictured below!
OUR THANKS TO...
I Made a Difference Scholarship
The I Made A Difference Scholarship was created by the children of long time Nyack Center supporters Jo and Peter. The scholarship will go to a Nyack Senior who has made a difference at Nyack Center and in the life of our community.Click on the link below and help support a young person in our community!
One of the wonderful things that happened at our gala was the presentation of the first annual Jo and Peter Baer "I made a difference" Legacy Scholarship. The award is meant to aknowledge and inspire young people to follow in the footsteps of our wonderful supporters Jo and Peter Baer. The award was created by and presented by Kelly Baer Mayhew to Shantel Sellers.
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Peter and Jo Baer during their recent visit to Nyack this spring.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
Our parents love their children, most of our parents work some many jobs and yet over 98% are at or below the
federal income guidelines for poverty.
In New York State $24,300 or less is the threshold for Federal Income Guidelines for Poverty for a family of four. With an 150 % cost of living in Rockland County it can seem like even less. A parent working at the minimum wage of $9 an hour, makes $360 a week and $18,720 a year.
One of our moms worked at McDonalds making that minimum wage and was unable to afford child care. Her daughter, Ally would walk over with a neighbor who picked her up at her bus and dropped her off at McDonalds. Ally would sit at McDonalds until her mother left her shift. Sometimes there well beyond a dinner or even bed time-Ally was 8.
Thanks to a recommendation from a friend, Ally was enrolled at Nyack Center. She was safely delivered by bus to Nyack Center, greeted by loving staff, given a snack, completed her homework with help, played kickball in the auditorium, spent time with friends and able to relax and be a child. Her mom focused on her work and eventually became an Assistant Manager at McDonalds.
This is what Nyack Center is all about - making a difference for our friends and neighbors, so all our community children have what they need to succeed. We know that when one child succeeds we all succeed.
Once again, a generous donor is matching every dollar you donate with The Mark Jacobs Challenge Grant of $26,000.
Give generously, help us meet the challenge and make a difference in the life of children and families!
Back to School Supplies Drive 2016
Thank you for making summer camp a reality for 105 community children this year!
Imagine how a working parent who makes $24,250 a year and is at or below the Federal Income Guidelines for Poverty feels when they cannot afford a safe supervised place for their children during the summer months? Imagine the difficulties their children might face...Thank you to our generous community for helping us provide 105 children
breakfast, lunch, swimming and weekly field tips to places like Museum of Natural History, Splashdown and Liberty Science Center and a safe place to be at Camp Nyack! Thanks to people like you, Nyack Center is a haven for community children from 8 am to 8:30 pm every summer day. You make Nyack Center the lowest cost summer program in Rockland County and the region. In 2016, 105 campers were given scholarships and paid only $10 per week for this fabulous camp!
Make your tax-deductible donation to Nyack Center here
Thanks to our Community Partner Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa...you can SHOP (AND SUPPORT)
As part of the ML/GL initiative at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa in Nyack, shoppers who make an online purchase can designate 10% of their purchase price be donated to a local nonprofit. So visit marialuisaboutique.com to shop and remember, you may choose The Nyack Center as your designated recipient to further support our mission.
NYACK CENTER REVENUE for 2016
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