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Our History & Vision


Over 35 years ago, we founded the Uniondale Neighborhood Center to build a community center for underprivileged youth. We then acquired two adjacent properties on a combined 1 ½ acre and welcomed our first partner agency to provide an after-school and summer day camp for youth.

Over these many years, we have worked with other partner agencies to provide anti-gang, anti-violence, anti-drug, anti-loitering, and teen pregnancy prevention programs for our youth population. Wide ranges of community organizations use our facilities for meetings and events. Others have hosted several seminars and classes in health and wellness, self-improvement, and eco-art workshops.

Our ongoing efforts include the prospective culmination of years of work to deliver on an approximately 4,000 square feet additional indoor space on 5 acres of pristine land with recreational fields and ample parking space, which will significantly improve our community services.

Our vision is to build on our current and past successes by increasing our indoor space’s capacity to nearly 45,000 square feet, at scale, to serve a larger population with a broader range of services for youth, children, young families, and seniors.