Organization Name:Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Primary Address 1:3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Primary Address City:Bronx
Primary Address State:NY
Primary Address Zip:10463
Long Organization Description:
KHCC provides quality educational and social services that build on the strengths of our diverse Bronx community to help people of all ages thrive, including abuse survivors and those with developmental disabilities.
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):Margaret Della
Is there any other information you would like to share?:The Garden is having a positive impact in our community, by combating high rates of food related health disparities such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. We are also providing an alternative source of fresh produce for our community, many of whom live on low-incomes and often struggle to afford fresh fruits and vegetables.
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:4-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:The Garden has doubled in size and accommodates over 160 participants weekly from the Kingsbridge Heights Community.
Community members (approx.):640
Number of staff/employees:15
Major Funders:New York State Child and Adult Care Food Program, New York State Department of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, New York City Administration for Children’s Services
Organization Type:Food Literacy, Urban Agriculture, Educational and Social Services
About the Organization:Our growing educational and personal empowerment programming starts from birth through late adulthood. KHCC agency programs span three major areas and includes: Early Childhood Services – Early Head Start, Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarden and the Family Child Care Network;|Youth Services – Teen Center, featuring our Tween Program for middle school youth; College Directions for high school participants; Summer Day Camp; After School; and Special Needs for developmentally disabled young people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, or a combination of disabilities (ages 5-21 years old); and Adult & Family Services – ESOL/Civics, with English language training for adults; and wellness and recreation activities for seniors; and Changing Futures, which treats children and youth with traumatic symptoms, and works to prevent revictimization.
Latest Project:Seeking van donations (also via a fundraising campaign), which they use to transport their special needs, K-5 children, and pre-college teens.
Core Programs:Early Childhood Services, Youth Services, Adult and Family Services, Garden
Major Issues:Anti-Hunger, Food Literacy, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Garden Education, Educational and Social Services
We have and or use Social Media?:Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)