YCAP delivers evidence-based programs (EBPS) to middle and high school students throughout the City of Yonkers. Prevention research has produced substantial evidence that EBPS can change youth and families’ risk factors, lowering levels of youth problem behaviors. Currently,
For over 50 years, YCAP has provided a Food Pantry program for the residents of Yonkers. This nutrition program is a staple in the Yonkers community. From the first client served to the last, we work hard to provide the
YCAP partners with City of Yonkers Municipal Housing to address the need of a food delivery service to low-income Yonkers residents, living in a specific senior housing. Similar to the Home Delivery service, clients are provided with food boxes on
This service is designed to aid low-income homebound seniors and physically disabled persons by delivering a food box, typically the last Thursday of each month. Clients are provided with groceries to compose at least 21 full meals (3 complete meals
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
YCAP continually adjusts its programming to meet identified community needs. Yonkers’ residents and community leaders indicated that youth development programs focusing on increasing emotional intelligence were top priorities because of the need for “soft” skills in the workplace. In
YCAP collaborates with a premier tutoring service, ABC Tutoring which provides academic enrichment services to prevent the “summer slide”. This program is designed to increase knowledge retention during the summer months. Participants are tutored in Math, English, and Science.
YCAP facilitates an annual Back to School Initiative. This program focuses on providing low-income children entering preschool through 6th grade, ages 4-11 with vouchers to purchase new clothing for the start of the school year.
In an effort to promote food security, healthy eating, volunteerism, and civic engagement, YCAP works collaboratively with Greyston to provide a community garden. The Oak Street Garden was transformed from a vacant lot to an aesthetically enhanced garden, where fresh