Grantee Profile: North East Community Center
The North East Community Center (NECC) offers social service, educational, cultural, recreational and community building programs and services for toddlers through seniors. The goal is to help meet individual and community needs and promote understanding and engagement among all community members. In this rural area, NECC is often the only resource providing resources to those in need.
The NECC Transportation Program, with funding assistance from the Foundation for Community Health (FCH), addresses the huge gap in public transportation throughout six Dutchess County towns. NECC’s transportation program addresses transportation needs of families and seniors such as travelling to medical appointments and grocery shopping.
The NECC After-School Connection includes elementary afterschool and middle school clubs on all school days. Teen Jobs is an employment training program for high school students, which also includes the summertime Farm and Food Education Program. Teen Team Leadership/Youth Council provides healthy life-skills education, and recreational and community service opportunities.
NECC’s yearly Farmers Market in Millerton connects local farmers to the community. Our Summer Lunch Box, initiated and established with technical assistance from FCH, provides children with free summer lunch and breakfast. The Fresh Food Pantry delivers farm produce, milk and eggs to four area pantries. Our weekly Food and Supply pantry provides meal kits and essential supplies.
Tax Assistance provides volunteer tax preparation for lower income families. Case Management provides one-on-one support to individuals and families in crisis. By partnering with other organizations, we offer programs/services for Latino parents and families, enrollment in SNAP and governmental programs, assistance with housing, and mental health support.
We're extremely grateful for the grant from the Foundation for Community Health for general operating support. This will have great reach and provide much needed assistance for our essential programs. These funds will ensure that we can be there for our community.
Photos by Christine Sergent
Zoom Craft After School photo by: Kathryn Atkins
For more information go to www.neccmillerton.org