Keeping our youth healthy, safe, engaged and educated! We offer free youth programs in the underserved community of Seneca Babcock, enhancing the children's quality of life.
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Seneca Street CDC provides an After School program for neighborhood students grades K-8th and a Teen Program, in the underserved Seneca-Babcock community of Buffalo. Students learn healthy habits and expand their horizons through educational-enriching activities and are given healthy meals and snacks.
During the program, children and youth receive homework help from college tutors or adult mentors and are able to participate in enrichment activities. A few of our most popular activities include photography, music lessons, videography, cooking and crafts, all free of charge! In 2009, the Seneca Street CDC was formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
In the summer, Seneca Street offers a six week Summer Program and a two week long literacy-intensive Reading Camp where students who attend both weeks receive a back pack filled with school supplies. Children enrolled in our summer program also spend time learning about and tending to the community garden. The garden helps neighbors grow their own produce with free garden plots!
Parents take pride in our organization and are offered a number of free services at the CDC, such as health and legal clinics, mental health services and access to fresh produce. They help out by serving food, tutoring, making sure students arrive safely off of the bus, and walk into a welcoming environment. The SSCDC works with other community organizations to find job training and opportunities for parents.
The Seneca Street Community Development Corporation (SSCDC) partners with our neighbors in the Seneca Babcock community to provide a supportive environment to overcome educational, social and economic barriers. We provide opportunities for the entire community to acquire skills that build resiliency and self-reliance, enhancing the quality of life and potential for current and future generations in our neighborhood.