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STOP BY. DON'T JUST DRIVE BY. 

Born out of tragedy after a migrant camp fire killed two children of seasonal workers, The Center continues to serve our community's children with educational and enrichment programs.  For many working parents, The Center is a lifeline.  Their children flourish in our many programs and play safely on the six acre farm and fields donated to create The Center in the 1950s.

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                                                    FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BONNIE MICHELLE CANNON

 

THE CENTER is an historically Black, community-based organization serving ALL marginalized East End children and families. THE CENTER encourages, educates, and empowers children and their families.

 

Lots of wonderful things have been happening at The Center. Our long needed and awaited new building is rising quickly. We have a new workforce training program called Teach Me How to Fish. Our after-school children continue to strive and thrive with our educational and enrichment programming. Our Summer program includes a strong component to prevent the Summer “slide” in learning. Our D.R.E.A.M. Teens meet regularly. Their foundation is based on Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Attitude, and Motivation. We have weekly SAT classes with extra math help. All of this just touches the surface of the many programs and services offered at The Center.

             

                                                           We are asking for your help now and for our future.

                                                      

We are doing everything we can to educate and inspire our children and youth to become the best that they can be.

I hope you get to know us better. Come for a visit. Hep us Grow!

 

                                                               We need your support this year more than ever.

The Center’s food pantry continues to feed hundreds of individuals a week. We served 70 a month pre-COVID. The need is not going away anytime soon.

                                                                    $300 will feed a family of 4 for one week

                                                                 $500 provide certified individual on-line tutoring

                                                              $1,000 support of Teen and College Prep Programs

                                           

                                                                  GET TO KNOW US. SUPPORT OUR MISSION

                                                           

                                                                           Peace and Blessings Always,

                                                                                              Bonnie