• The Job Resource Center
  • Training & Work Readiness Programs 
  • Youth Services/Employment/Mentoring/Volunteering

The Job Resource Center (JRC), has been helping local residents find and keep quality employment since 2000.  Situated in the Family Preservation Center, the JRC serves adults and young people, as well as *disconnected youth by utilizing a network of relationships with local businesses, institutions, and non-profits. The Center posts weekly job openings and information about up-coming job fairs. Our staff provides one-on-one counseling and follow-up support, placement and career development for our job search clients. 

We offer a variety of workshops for resume building, interview skills, and work-related technology.  Presently, the Center spearheads a variety of certified training programs including; Work Readiness, Administrative Assistance, Food Protection and Safety, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Custodial Maintenance and Building Repair, Security Academy, Healthcare, Computer Services and Locksmithing.

Over the past three years, we have been working with the New York State Department of Labor, the NYC Workforce Investment Board and the NYC Human Resources Administration to expand our training programs. The goal of each training is to provide a certifiable skill set that increases the participant’s employability in a particular career track, preferable a recession proof career.


Since 1994, the main focus of  Youth Services has been to enhance possibilities for young people by providing workforce development and work readiness skills training, along with college exploration. Students receive valuable life skills training and benefits by participating in this program. They are exposed to the nature of positive thinking from the onset. We explore self-esteem issues and come up with creative ways of building self-confidence. We work to increase academic achievement and remove negative stereotypes around obtaining a quality education.  We look at viable career options with our students. Youth Services also sees the rewards of facilitating inter-generational understanding with the help and involvement of parents or guardians and the importance of examining cultural and ethnic belief systems, ultimately fostering an environment of tolerance.

* Disconnected Youth are young people, typically between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and out of the labor market. In the Bronx, their unemployment rate hovers at 30%.


From human services to housing development, from economic revitalization to community empowerment, all the programs and initiatives of the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council (MBSCC) are designed to accomplish the following goals:

  • To enhance the quality of life for residents of the South Bronx
  • To ensure they are afforded the opportunity for economic and social well-being that will enable them to remain in the community and live with dignity for themselves and their surroundings
  • To encourage them to become vocal, active and positive contributors to, and forces in their community


Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms

Situated just 20 minutes from New York's Times Square, yet nestled on a scenic avenue with quiet elegance, this charming, ten room guest house is the perfect escape after exploring the city's shops, museums and local parks.

Our delightful, 1920s themed rooms are elegantly restored and conveniently located on the historic Grand Concourse in the Bronx, just minutes from Yankee Stadium. Enjoy beverages and light fare in our vintage speakeasy lounge. Play croquet and badminton on our expansive lawn, then retire comfortably to one of our beautiful bedrooms that boast en-suite baths. Soak in a relaxing tub at the end of your day’s adventures.  Join us each morning for a delicious, complimentary, continental breakfast before heading off once again.

Our guest rooms and event spaces are part of the Andrew Freedman Complex Residential Integrated Culinary & Hospitality (RICH) Initiative, a 12 week, comprehensive program, designed to increase employability of local residents by professionally training and certifying participants in the hospitality and culinary trades.

So come stay with us for a modest price and empower community residents at the same time!

Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms
BRONX, NY 10452 

blossoming tree 

Wooden Face

romare bearden

In collaboration with The Bronx Arts Alliance, The Andrew Freedman played host to We Are Still Here - Art in the Bronx, a recent exhibition that featured the work of 25 artists, representing 13 art organizations. The show also included two works by famed artist, Romare Bearden. The exhibit was part of a special Bronx Armory Show event, which ran in March 2013.

Next Exhibition - "Brimming On the Edge" - Bronx Week 2013!!!!

900 Grand Concourse - Bronx, NY

Tel: (718) 588-8200

Fax: (718) 681-3824

Mid-Bronx Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

1-800-662-1220 (TTY)

1-800-421-1220 (Voice)

"When the founders of Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council first came together in the early 1970s, it seemed as if everyone believed it was possible to change the world, and necessary.  We certainly believed it!  We were a diverse group of activists - parents, social workers, business people, representatives from many different faith-based institutions and from many different ethnic groups.  We understood that there was a lot of work that needed to be done. Our response was to roll up our sleeves and do it."

Jeanette Puryear, President & CEO
Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council