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Haitian Centers Council, Inc. (Doing Business as Haitian-American Community Coalition, Inc.) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization created in 1982 which served as a network of activities and development efforts for eight Haitian community centers located throughout New York and the Metropolitan area. The centers worked to help new-arrival Haitian immigrant youth adjust to their new environment and helped their parents establish themselves as productive, self-sufficient residents/citizens in the US. Some of the member centers of the consortium have been operating for over 40 years.
HCC maintains 30 years of experience in providing programs and services in the following geographic areas of Brooklyn and Queens, primarily Brooklyn district 40: Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park; parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brooklyn district 45: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, parts of Midwood and Canarsie; Brooklyn district 36: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Queens district 27: Cambria Heights, and Queens district 31: Laurelton.
In pursuing our mission, HCC evolved and became a direct service provider by designing a wide range of services from literacy, youth development, immigration advocacy and a drug prescription program for seniors to case management, housing placement assistance, congregate supportive housing and domestic violence prevention/education as well as HIV/AIDS prevention programs. HCC also has a Community Development Initiative sponsored by the NYS Dept. of Health. Today, HCC continues to administer diligently a wide range of services for youth, adults, and senior citizens or anyone who seeks our assistance and services.
HCC’s mission is to champion the well-being of its constituents through advocacy, empowerment, health education and supportive services. This is achieved by providing information, access to services and various resources toward the goal of self-sufficiency. HCC’s initiatives and well-designed programs have helped thousands pursue a better life and the organization continues to endeavor to help their community and others.
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HAUP is a not-for-profit community based organization that helps low-income families and individuals to live healthy and productive lives. HAUP was initially founded in 1975 to promote the welfare of Haitian refugees and immigrants. Since its founding in 1975 it has broadened its cope and reach to meet the needs of all its constituents regardless of nationality, ethnic origin or background.
HAUP is dedicated to providing a supportive environment through education, training, culture, networking opportunities, and other support services, allowing members of the community to successfully adapt and thrive.
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The Mission of Youth Basketball Empowerment is to promote and support competitive basketball, enhance and improve players’ skills, and foster a positive environment of sportsmanship and teamwork.
YBE believes it is important to keep the youth engaged during the summer months when students are more likely to lose educational ground during summer vacation. During the summer months, YBE offers educational, recreational and cultural programs at P.S. 195Q. YBE believes the positive impact of summer enrichment programs for underserved youth has lasting effects both for the participants and their communities.
These activities provide youth with opportunities to continue to learn over the summer, make new friends, acquire new skills, and experience safe, creative, and positive alternatives to the challenges they face in their communities. The program emphasizes life skills, health and wellness, academic success and self-esteem building components which set participating youth up for future success.