Back to School Initiaves


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.

Senior Center


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 to motivate senior populations to be active throughout their lives.  

Workforce Development & Training



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 chef and certified in ServSafe. This program incorporates ServSafe training to prepare clients for food handling positions within fast food and restaurant establishments. 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.  



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