LATEST NEWS:

CENSUS 2020 – Please go to my2020census.gov and fill out your census right away – it takes about 10 to 15 minutes. If you don’t have a secure connection, or you’d prefer to answer by mail, you should be receiving paper questionnaires later this month that you can mail back. Or you can respond via phone by calling 1-844-330-2020. All census response data is safeguarded by Title 13, which prevents the Census Bureau from sharing it with other parts of the government – including the courts and law enforcement agencies.

Whatever you do, please make sure that Yonkers Counts. Please enjoy the following video made by the City of Yonkers.

STEVEN L. WILLIAMS, a senior at Lincoln High School in Yonkers, has been selected to compete in the 2020 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship! A perfect score on his MOS Word 2016 exam during the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program garnered him an invitation to attend the National Championship at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, June 15-17, 2020.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Steven, and it will only happen with the support of the Yonkers’ community. We are looking for donations to pick up the expenses of airfares, hotel, meals, and incidentals for Steven and a chaperone.

For you to lend your support, send a check made payable to Yonkers CAP, c/o City of Yonkers Career Center, 28 Wells Avenue, Building 3, 4th floor, Yonkers, NY 10701.

We are all extremely proud of Steven and cheer him on. His hard work and dedication have truly paid off. Let’s all help Steven follow his dreams.

ABOUT US:

Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc. (YCAP) is a private nonprofit corporation designated as an anti-poverty agency under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 …

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MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of the Yonkers Community Action Program (YCAP) is to engage and empower the residents of Yonkers by providing resources and services that improve health, education, and employment outcomes as well as support economic self-sufficiency and poverty reduction.

 

OUR PARTNERS:

City of Yonkers

Westchester.gov Senior Citizens

Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services

New York State

Yonkers Library

OUR SERVICES:

NUTRITION SUPPORT:

YCAP is committed to aiding the community of Yonkers in food insecurity. This commitment extends beyond our traditional food pantry services. If a client is in need of food, YCAP will supply them with an emergency food bag from our pantry. YCAP also partners with City of Yonkers Municipal Housing to address the needs of a food delivery service to low-income and disabled Yonkers residents. For over 50 years, YCAP has provided a Food Pantry program for the residents of Yonkers.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:

Tutoring: YCAP collaborates with a premier tutoring service, ABC Tutoring which provides academic enrichment services to prevent the “summer slide”. 

Summer Leadership Training Program: YCAP Summer Leadership Training Project addresses the priority need for socio-emotional health and wellness.

YCAP delivers evidence-based programs (EBPS) to middle school and high school students throughout the City of Yonkers.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT:

YCAP facilitates Back to School initiatives. Their Senior Center is designed to facilitate the social, emotional and physical well-being of independent seniors by providing access to community resources and activities. YCAP also is part of Workforce Development & Training.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

YCAP partners with local businesses and coalitions to provide services, resources, and give back to the residents of Yonkers. YCAP offers training in Problem Gambling, a Diabetes Self-Management Program, and a Community Garden.