YCAP facilitates an annual Back to School Initiative. This program focuses on providing low-income children entering preschool through 6th grades, ages 4-11 with vouchers to purchase new clothing for the start of the school year.
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 breakfast items as well as a full lunch. YCAP partners with the YMCA of Yonkers to deliver the evidence-based program Enhance Fitness, which uses simple, easy to teach movements that motivate senior populations to stay active throughout their lives.
In collaboration with WestCOP, Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc. (YCAP) provides a Culinary Arts program to low-income adolescents and young adults residing in Yonkers. The Culinary Arts program is taught by a YCAP staff member who is a certified in ServSafe and a licensed chef. This program incorporates ServSafe training to clients in order to prepare them for food handling positions. Each client graduates from the 6-week course as certified food handlers. The purpose of the certification course is to ensure that potential food service workers have an understanding of basic food safety principles.