Community. Activity. Honesty. Learning. Safety. Creativity.
The Southside Community Center of Elmira NY provides recreational, enrichment and educational programming to approximately 100 young people every day and over 400 children yearly, completely free of charge.
The mission of the Southside Community Center is to foster the development of self-esteem and positive values in its young people by maintaining a wholesome relationship between staff and youth, and offering relevant youth development and delinquency prevention programming.
The Southside Community Center serves anywhere from 75-100 children or more each and every day.
Thousand Yearly Attendance
The Southside Community Center in the school year of 2018-19 served approximately 400 families.
Years Serving the Community
The Southside Community Center first opened in 1976. Read more about our history serving the community here.
The Southside Community Center offers many programs to the kids who attend. This includes daily structured recreation, education, and enrichment activities. These programs teach the children valuable skills, sometimes without them even knowing it!
The Southside Community Center has a gymnasium and access to the Parley Coburn playground, a Computer Lab, a Maker Space, as well as a main room. We always have at least one staff member with the kids in each category and all clubs throughout our program time.
We partner with many outside organizations including the Chemung County Youth Bureau, United Way of the Southern Tier, Tanglewood, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, and many other organizations for activities at the center as well as field trips.
MAY 2018 | WENY
Seeing [the kids] energized and caring for one another -- it was really impactful on me.
Jaydan Jackson | Read Full Article
Whether it be registering your child, offering your volunteering services, or making a donation, there are many ways to get involved with the Center. We are here to serve the community, and we love when the community gets involved.
Register Your Child
Register your child to attend the Center, open from 2pm - 6pm on school days and all school breaks.
Volunteer at the Southside Community Center to have a real impact on the children of the community.