The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
Drew Hamilton Community Center
The Center of a Strong Community
The Drew Hamilton Community Center is located at 220 West 143rd Street (between 7th Avenue and Frederick Douglass Blvd.) in Harlem.
For more information about our programs, please call 212-368-0759.
The Community Center provides children and families with a place to call their own. Throughout the year, the Community Center brings residents together through fun educational activities, exciting cultural trips, and engaging programming. The Children’s Village has worked with neighborhood residents since July 2016 to develop programs that support families, children, and teens as they grow into the future leaders of the community.
Our FREE after-school program is available for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade each weekday between 2:30 and 6pm. Some of our most popular programs include homework help, a computer lab, arts and crafts, and cooking classes. No matter what kids choose, they always have fun and learn something new. We also offer programs during school holidays, on Saturdays, and on weekday evenings.
The teen program is the place to be on weekday evenings from 6 until 10pm. Teens ages 13-21 are welcome to come and make the Community Center their own by using our computer lab, relaxing in our game room, enjoying guest speakers and concerts, and much more.
The summer in New York City is hot, so the Community Center gives kids ages 5-12 the opportunity to cool off at our summer camp. The camp is a free, full day of activities to beat the heat on our beautiful campus is Dobbs Ferry. The program is full of fun activities including swimming lessons, slip n’ slides, basketball, kickball, and hiking. In addition, campers take field trips two times per week to exciting places such as amusement parks, museums, and movie theaters.