MBSCC offers a full range of human services for neighborhood residents of all ages in its efforts to create an environment for facilitating community transformation. Some of our services include job training and vocational counseling, job readiness workshops, literacy and basic education classes for adults, a Head Start program, Day Care, Pre-K, after-school and school-to-work programs for children and adolescents, nutrition programs and case management.
MBSCC provides an array of social services designed to increase the stability and self sufficiency of the elderly in our community. We were the pre-eminent service provider to seniors in the Bronx throughout the '70s, and the driving force in building community coalitions and collaborations to identify needs, gaps in service and innovative programs and services. In the '70s, MBSCC helped to create seven senior centers along the Concourse Corridor through the Mid-Bronx Interagency Coordinating Council. Since then, MBSCC has provided an array of services for older New Yorkers including comprehensive in-home services (home health care, personal care, and light housekeeping), meals-on-wheels, transportation, case management, case assistance, telephone reassurance, and friendly visiting. Current programs include:
In the early 1990s, MBSCC began a considerable expansion when it was selected to participate in the Comprehensive Community Revitalization Program (CCRP), spearheaded by the Surdna Foundation and funded by a consortium of 21 foundations. MBSCC’s programs and diversified services grew significantly in response to the needs articulated by community residents and stakeholders, growing to include Early Childhood Education, daycare, summer camp, Head Start, youth development, ESL and pre-GED classes. MBSCC began to recognize that community revitalization begins with healthy and highly-achieving children and youth. As an organization that is deeply involved with its community, particularly with the parents of children in its Head Start and pre-K programs, MBSCC understands the urgency of South Bronx residents to have quality-rich alternatives to overcrowded, unsafe, failing public schools. The following highlight our expanding educational and youth services:
In 2000, MBSCC undertook a strategic initiative to focus on teens and young adults. We recognized that today’s young people have inadequate support systems and outlets and far too many distractions and negative impacts in their lives. Using experiences learned from programs like the Youth Educational Employment and Empowerment Service (1995) and the Adolescent Vocational Exploration Program (1996), MBSCC created a number of initiatives that provide unique services to teens and young adults, including: