Nepperhan Community Center Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 community-based organization, serving Yonkers and the surrounding area for the past 69 years. Our theme is Empowering Children & Families.
Nepperhan Community Center provides a safe nurturing environment where children of all ages are equipped with necessary life skills, and their educational, social, spiritual, and emotional needs are addressed through interactive activities such as academic enrichment, sports, cultural arts, and workshops focusing on building self esteem, self-confidence, conflict resolution, and team building, while learning to value and appreciate cultural diversity.
Nepperhan Community Center was founded by a group of concerned neighbors in the Nepperhan section of Yonkers (now Runyon Heights) in the late 1930's. This group wanted a meeting place that could also accommodate recreational activities and classes for the youth. They identified a community room at 13 Monroe Street as the original location for these activities. Some of the early directors included Rosa Kittrell, and Doris Moore as acting Director, until Juanita Temple was officially named director. Nepperhan Community Center also became home to a Drum and Bugle Corp during those years led by George Perenchief.
Dr. Jim Bostic, Th.D is our Executive Director. Read more about him at JimBostic.com