Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Announces Fall Registration Options

Here is information sent by a local organization offering various programs helpful to the community. As you can see they truly do offer a wide variety of programs.

BRONX, NY 10463


Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is pleased to announce the registration period for its fall programs. We offer a variety of programs for both youth and adults.

Teen Center & Tween Program
Our Tween Program offers youth in 6th to 8th grade activities tailored to their age group. Some of these activities include athletics, arts, peer mediation, counseling, and leadership training. For more information contact our Tween Program Coordinator, Jessica Cuevas, at or call 718.884.0700 ext. 149.

Our Teen Center is geared towards youth between the ages of 12 and 19. High school students are welcome to participate and earn community service credit hours. For more information, contact Teen Center Director, Sadie Mahoney at or call 718.884.0700

College Directions
Navigating the college admissions process alone is daunting and our College Directions program assists applicants every step of the way, from searching to scholarships to writing the application essay. Ninety-six percent of our graduates are accepted to a 2 or 4-year college and many have gone on to Ivy League institutions. Our program helps students explore career options, prepare for the SAT, and offers one-on-one guidance. If you’re a high school student or a returning adult living in the Bronx, you are welcome! For more information, contact the College Directions Coordinator, Allison Torres at or call 718-884-0700

After School
Our After School program offers children and their families a safe and fun environment when school lets out. Children ages 6-12 are invited for recreation and education Monday through Friday, 3:00pm-7:00pm. Our After School program activities include homework help, field trips, and multicultural events. Dinner is included. For more information, contact After School Director, Lamont Jackson at or call 718-884-0700 ext. 198.

Special Needs
Our Special Needs program offers individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability and their families a caring and structured environment. We offer free programs that provide special care and respite to working parents living in the Bronx. Our Special Needs After School program offers youth ages 5-21 tutoring, arts and crafts, physical education, and much more. Our Saturday and Sunday program is open to people up to age 25 and takes participants on recreational trips to places like the Randall’s Island Fall Festival and apple picking at Dr. Davies Farm. Services for older adults can be arranged. Dinner is included in the Special Needs After School program. For more information contact the Director of the Special Needs Program, Hanna Gabris at or call 718-884-0700 ext. 202.

Entrepreneurship Certificate
We’re also announcing an exciting new opportunity for those interested in starting their own business. Kingsbridge Heights Community Center has partnered with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. and Lehman College of the City University of New York to offer an Entrepreneurship Certificate program. This is a distance learning course taught by Lehman College instructors while students participate live via videoconferencing. Kingsbridge Heights will be hosting informational sessions for those interested in learning more about this innovative course on Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th. Registration for the course will begin on Monday August 29th. For more information, contact Aida Hernandez at or call 718-884-0700 ext. 100.

All of these programs will take place at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s main
location, 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace, just off the Major Deegan Expressway on 230th Street.

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