Extended Day (afterschool) and Summer Learning Opportunities


t_galeAt more than a dozen sites, our afterschool services go beyond supervision. We provide a meaningful connection to the school day, ensuring that children continue to learn after the school bell rings. Activities may change at the beginning of each semester (September and June) based on interest and school/community needs; however, all our afterschool programs maintain a mix of homework help and a menu of enrichment activities in the areas of literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), visual arts, performing arts, sports, health and nutrition, leadership, and community service. We also offer Beacon and Cornerstone programs, which are open to the community and operate in the evenings and on Saturdays. Programs are staffed by youth work professionals; licensed teachers and other education professionals; and community members who are leaders in their fields, thereby providing local youth with relatable role models.


COMPASS and Extended Day Programs for Elementary Schoolers

The Jackie Robinson School P.S. 15
121-15 Lucas Street
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Phone: 718-525-1670
• Director: Karl Jackson karljackson@childcenterny.org
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.

P.S. 24
Andrew Jackson Elementary School
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-445-8176
• Director: Jaimee Diehl JaimeeDiehl@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:40-6 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Ages: 6-10
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q17, Q25, Q27, Q34
• Enrollment: Usually in the first week of September.

P.S. 56
Harry Eichler School
86-10 114th Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: 347-510-4894
• Director: Robert Closs robcloss@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:35-6 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Ages: 5-11
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Bus—J to 111th Street

P.S. 89
Elmhurst School
85-28 Britton Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-440-2440
• Site Director: Elisa Pimentel elisapimentel@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:40-6 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Special services: SES Intensive Reading and Math Tutorial
• Ages: 6-10
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—#7 to 82nd Street
• Enrollment: Usually in the first week of September

ExpandEd 182 at Samantha Smith Elementary School
153-27 88th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-298-7700
• Director: Jennette Lotrean JennetteLotrean@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Thursday 2:20-5:00 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Special services: ELT (Expanded Learning Time) Site through ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC).
• Ages: 5-10
• Languages: English, Spanish, Bengali
• Public Transportation: Trains: E, J and LIRR/ Buses: Q83,Q41,Q6, Q8, Q9, Q24, Q30,Q31, Q54, Q56, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113.

P.S. 223
Lyndon Johnson Elementary School
125-20 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-322-7101 / 718-558-2911
• Director: Keesha Sterling keeshasterling@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2:30-5:30 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Ages: 5-10
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q6, Q7
• Enrollment: Usually in September for the School Year and April for Summer Camps

P.S. 273
88-07 102nd Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: 718-286-8305
• Director: Manisha Singh ManishaSingh@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:15-5:15 p.m.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; Health & Wellness; and Clubs. Additional services include snack and homework help.
• Languages: English
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q11, Q21, Q24, Q37, Q53, Q56

SONYC (Schools Out New York City) Middle School-Age Programs


M.S. 74
Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: 718-423-1232
• Director: Jennifer Gallegos JenniferGallegos@childcenterny.org
Hours: Monday—Friday: 2:40-6 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.
• Ages: 11-15
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Bus—Q30 to Horace Harding Expressway and Oceania Street
• Enrollment: Usually in the first week of September

J.H.S. 185
Edward Bleeker Middle School
147-26 25th Drive
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-321-3510
• Director: Sarah Maldonado sarahmaldonado@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:20-5:20 p.m. when school is open.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities are offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics, such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help and JV and Varsity Basketball.
• Ages: 11-14
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q14, Q15, Q34, Q44

I.S. 237
Rachel Carson Middle School
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-353-6464 x 2292
• Director: Kamlawattie Naipaul KamlawattieNaipaul@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday 2:20 – 5 PM during the school year; Monday—Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. during SOME school-closed holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities are offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help and EVENING Basketball and Cheerleading for youth and EVENING Dance and Aerobics for Adults.
• Special services: Math Tutorial
• Ages: 11-14
• Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q17, Q25, Q27, Q34

Q252
Queens School of Inquiry (QSI)
158-40 76th Road
Flushing, NY 11366
Phone: 718-820-0760
• Director: Janiris Mena JanirisMena@childcenterny.org
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.

M.S. 283
Preparatory Academy of Writers (PAW)
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton, NY 11413
Phone: 718-949-8405
• Director: MaryAnne Haarhaus MaryAnneHaarhaus@childcenterny.org
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.

M.S. ExTRA 289
Queens United MS ExTRA
229-02 137th Avenue
Laurelton, NY 11413
Phone: 718-723-3501 ext. 7003
• Director: Shantryce Hare shantrycehare@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2:30-5:00 p.m. during the school year; no holidays.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q5, Q85

Q311
Corona Arts & Sciences Academy (CASA)
98-11 44th Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: 718-507-3848
• Director: Desiree Guzman desireeguzman@childcenterny.org
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.

M.S. 318 Waterside School for Leadership
190 Beach 110th Street
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Phone: 718-634-1128 ext. 2072
• Program Coordinator: Anna Treppiedi annatreppiedi@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Mon-Fri 2:30-5:30 p.m. during the school year. Four holidays per year and summer camp is offered.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services may include Homework Help and Small Group Tutoring.
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q22, Q53 and A-Shuttle train

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Beacon and Cornerstone Programs

The Child Center of NY’s Beacon and Cornerstone centers serve as a community hub for children, teens, and adults. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun place for community members to come together, and to provide them with a healthy, enriching environment through education, recreation, and the arts. We work especially with our young people to build character and set lifelong goals. These centers are truly a place to grow.

P.S./I.S. 43
160 Beach 29th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 718-471-7879
Fax: 718-471-7884
Direct: 327-5859 ext. 2241
• Beacon Director: Jacqueline Gutierrez jacquelinegutierrez@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Thursday: 2-9 p.m.; Friday: 2-10 p.m.; Saturday: 9-5 p.m.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help; Youth Advisory Council; Small Group Tutoring; Evening Basketball, ESL, High School Equivalency TASC preparation; and Saturday Enrichment; Dance Basketball; and Double Dutch.
• Teen Program: Boys & Girls Advisory, Youth Council, Open Gym, Flag Football, Tournaments, Game Room, Media Arts, Martial Arts, Volunteer Opportunities, Chess
• Adult Programming: Adult Open Gym, Volunteer Opportunities, Advisory Board, Computers, ESL Classes
• Ages: 8-16+
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—A, Buses—Q22, Q113, QM17, N31, N33

Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72
133-25 Guy R Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-276-7728
Fax: 718-528-7726
• Beacon Director: Michelle Reed michellereed@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2-9 p.m.; Saturday: 9-5 p.m.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help; Youth Advisory Council; Small Group Tutoring; Evening Basketball, ESL, High School Equivalency TASC preparation; and Saturday Enrichment; Dance Basketball; and Double Dutch.
• Teen Program: Youth Council, Open Gym, Tournaments, Game Room, Photography, Volunteer
Opportunities, Team Nights, Field Trips
• Adult Programming: Family Engagement Workshops, Line Dancing, Knitting and Sewing, Aerobics, Volunteer Opportunities, Advisory Board, Computers
• Ages: 8-16+
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q111, Q113

J.H.S. 226
Virgil Grissom Middle School
121-10 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Phone: 718-322-0011
Fax: 718-322-0989
• Beacon Director: Monique Maitland MoniqueMaitland@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2:40-9:30 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during school breaks and summer
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help; Youth Advisory Council; Small Group Tutoring; and Evening and Saturday programming for young adults and adults.
• Ages: 6-19+
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—A to Lefferts, Buses—Q10, Q7
• Events: Annual Community Day

Parsons Beacon
Parsons Community School
158-40 76th Road, Room B29
Flushing, NY 11366
Phone: 718-820-0760
Fax: 718-820-9313
• Beacon Director: Talia Banks taliabanks@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2:40-9.30 p.m. during the school year; Monday—Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during school breaks and summer; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Services Provided: Enrichment activities offered M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership and Civics such as Service Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Gender-specific mentoring groups; Visual and/or Performing Arts; Sports & Recreation; and Health & Wellness. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help; Youth Advisory Council; Small Group Tutoring; and Evening and Saturday programming for young adults and adults.
• Special services: Youth Advisory Council, NAACP Youth Council, Girls Empowerment service learning program and Beacon newsletter
• Ages: 6-19+
• Languages: English, Spanish, Farsi
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q25, Q34, Q46
• Events: Annual Community Day

Latimer Gardens
Latimer Community Cornerstone
34-30 137th Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-353-0385
Fax: 718-353-2972
• Director: Yinka Aiyelabowo yinkaaiyelabowo@childcenterny.org
• Asst. Director: Samuel Brown samuelbrown@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 2-9:30 p.m., Saturday: 8-6 p.m., Monday—Friday (summer): 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Services provided:
Afterschool Program: Literacy (Partners In Reading), Homework Help, Recreation, Computers, Arts and Crafts, Lego Robotics, Snack and hot dinner provided.
Summer Camp: Trips, Reading, Dance, Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement, Literacy (Partners In Reading), Arts and Crafts
• Teen Program: Youth Council, Open Basketball, Sports Tournaments, Game room, Service Learning, Media Arts
• Adult Programming: Fitness Center, Open Basketball, Volunteerism, Advisory Board, Community Computers
• Special services: Partners In Reading is provided through a partnership with the NYC Housing Authority and the Department of Education to provide quality literacy enhancement programming to our 1st-4th graders. The Latimer Gardens Community Center also works with Lewis H. Latimer House Museum to bring scientific and cultural programming to our afterschool and summer camp.
• Ages: 6-adult
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway–#7, Buses—Q60, Q44L

Beach 41st Cornerstone Community Center
426 Beach 40th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 347-246-9759
Fax: 347-619-8163
Site Director: Brian Davis, briandavis@childcenterny.org
• Hours: 2-10pm, Monday—Friday; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Summer Hours: 8am-6pm
• Services Provided:
Afterschool Program: Homework Assistance, Recreation, Computers, Arts and Crafts, Snack and dinner provided.
Summer Camp: Trips, Reading, Dance, Arts and Crafts & STEM
• Teen Program: Youth Council, Volleyball, Open Gym, Game room, Teen Action Program, CIT (Counselors In Training), YMI (Young Men’s Initiative Program), Mayors Youth Leadership Council
• Adult Programming: Fitness Center, Volleyball, Open Gym, Game room, Spades Night, Volunteerism, Advisory Board
• Ages: 5 and up
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway– A Train to Beach 36th or Beach 44th Street, Buses—Q22

Redfern Cornerstone Community Center
1544 Hassock Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 347-753-8771
Director: Lakia Echols, lakiaechols@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Afterschool Hours: Monday-Friday: 2:30 p.m. –10 p.m.; Summer Hours: 8 a.m. –11:00 p.m.; Summer Camp: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Summer Weekends: 3 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
• Services Provided: afterschool enrichment, literacy programs, tutoring, high school and college prep, Regents and SAT prep, recreational programs (such as dance and exercise), summer day camp, teen evening program, and adult programs and services.
• Special Services: state-of-the-art computer lab for all ages and weight room for teens and adults.
• Ages: 5 and up
• Languages: English
• Public Transportation: Buses—Q113 and Q114. Subway—A train to Mott Avenue

Roosevelt Island Beacon at P.S./I.S. 217 (opened September 2017)
645 Main Street
Roosevelt Island (Manhattan), NY 10044
Phone: TBA
Director: Christina Mangra christinamangra@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday-Friday: 2:50 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
• Services Provided: As the schedule is pending finalization, we look forward to providing enrichment activities M-F in STEM; Literacy; Leadership; Visual and/or Performing Arts; and Physical Education. Daily snack is provided. Additional services include Homework Help; Youth Advisory Council; and evening and Saturday programming for young adults and adults.
• Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 8
• Languages: English
• Public Transportation: F train to Roosevelt Island station; RIOC (free “red” bus) at Main Street to the school or 5-minute walk to school.

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