COMMUNITY GARDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Greyston’s Community Garden Project and the Yonkers CAP have come together again this year to offer residents safe and productive green spaces in the dense urban neighborhoods of Southwest Yonkers. It is all about keeping
YCAP partners with local businesses and coalitions to provide services, resources, and give back to the residents of Yonkers. YCAP is an active member of Yonkers Coalition for Youth (YCY), which is a city-wide organization that empowers youth to choose
YCAP offers training in Problem Gambling. This training is designed to provide awareness and education on the risks of gambling. The presentation is approximately 60 minutes and is geared towards adults over the age of 18. YCAP addresses the
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a 6-week evidence-based workshop developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. Participants are supported as they develop skills needed in the day-to-day management of their chronic
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
YCAP’s Senior Center is designed to facilitate the social, emotional and physical well-being of independent seniors by providing access to community resources and activities that promote independence and wellness. The Senior Center is offered twice a week and provides
In collaboration with WestCOP, Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc. (YCAP) provides a Culinary Arts program for low-income adolescents and young adults residing in Yonkers. The Culinary Arts program is taught by a YCAP staff member who is a licensed
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 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