Back to School Initiaves

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.

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 that motivate senior populations to stay active throughout their lives.


Workforce Development & Training

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.


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