The Center supports academic success by matching students' academic needs with available services. We assist parents in working with schools to assess student needs and plan support strategies.
The Center provides opportunities for our youth to participate in leadership training at school as well as in the community. Youth are encouraged to take on the challenges of leadership in other areas of life such as home, school and community.
The Center offers a Summer Work Program for youth ages 13 to 15. The youth are matched with one of the Center's partner organizations where they work 15 hrs per week, receive a weekly stipend, and save part of their earnings until program's end.
The Center offers aid to individuals and families in need of assistance through:
*Referring those in crisis situations to financial assistance programs and services
*On-site counseling services for individuals and families
The Center serves to connect those in need with needed financial assistance programs and services such as:
Utility payment assistance [avoid disconnection]
Water bill assistance
The Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center regularly hosts events and activities designed to strengthen community bonds such as Neighborhood Get-Togethers, Volunteer Appreciation Cookouts, The Black & White Gala, and the Community Garden
*Victims of Crime [VOCA] Program assists and supports families affected by domestic abuse/sexual assault, incarceration, human trafficking, identity theft
--assistance with expenses incurred due to violence
--counseling for individuals and families
*NOWOAH/No One Without a Home Program provides assistance in breaking the cycle of poverty:
--helping individuals/families determine goals
--providing assistance in getting back into school, even if there are defaulted loans
--finding jobs for program participants
--financial literacy education
*Connecting to families and forming trusting relationships that enhance individual strengths and increase positive community involvement.
*Skill Building Services--A trained and professional specialist will work with you and your family to improve your child's skills and learn appropriate ways to manage and improve their behavior, such as: