The Cable Commission manages City Government Access TV on Cablevision channel 75 and Verizon channel 47. These channels cablecast the city government's programs, announcements, regularly scheduled Common Council, and Planning Board meetings.
The mission of Casa Purchase is to weave the interdisciplinary study of Latin America and Latino/a communities in the United States together with contemporary issues and concerns of the Latino population in the communities surrounding Purchase College.
Works in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.
The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment strives to make learning a reality by building each child's self-esteem and inspiring children to become lifelong learners. We envision becoming the preferred provider of educational services in Westchester County, setting the standard of academic excellence by providing quality instruction to learners of all ages.
El Centro Hispano’s mission is to assist, support, and strengthen Hispanic families; to help them become self- sufficient; and to ease their transition into their new culture while maintaining and enriching their own.
Family Services of Westchester is an umbrella organization that includes: Adoption Services; Early Childhood; Big Brother, Big Sister; Employee Assistance; Family Support, Youth Programs, and a Technology Learning Center
The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 300 community partners throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.
Great Beginnings is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) in the City of White Plains, which serves 4—5 year old children in warm, nurturing, supportive classes staffed by experienced dedicated New York State certified early childhood education teachers and aides.
Offers financial aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Lifting Up Westchester restores hope to Westchester County’s men, women and children in need by providing them with food, shelter and support—and lifting them to greater self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing student-centered English literacy services to adults in Westchester County and acting as a community resource for the advancement of literacy countywide.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Prime Time is a New York State Department of Education-approved special education program offering a range of services including, speech, occupational, psychological, and physical evaluations and therapies for children with developmental and/or learning disabilities. Prime Time serves pre-schoolers aged 3 to 5, providing them with a nurturing, supportive, language-enriched classroom experience.
Saxon Woods Park is a 700-acre property offering a variety of recreational facilities. The park contains an 18-hole golf course as well as a miniature golf course, the county’s largest swimming pool, a children’s aquatic playground and picnic areas. It is also the site of the county’s only playground that is accessible to the disabled.
SCORE is a national non-profit association that provides advisory and small business mentoring services for people looking to start or grow a small business. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been advising small businesses for more than 50 years.
Silver Lake Preserve features trails through woodlands and fields, streams and old stone foundations throughout its 236 acres. The topography is rugged, rising in steep rock outcrops from the lake. Fishing is not permitted.
St. Bart's seeks to create a flourishing community that fosters reverence, resilience and responsibility through living out the Benedictine values of courtesy, hospitality, and generosity by a reflective, practical faith.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
SUNY Empire State College provides motivated adult learners with access to innovative, flexible and quality academic programs that empower people and strengthen communities. We build on the diversity of our students, their work and life experiences and their individual personal and professional goals as the cornerstone for each academic program.
The Department of Social Services is poised to meet these demands with an innovative holistic approach that combines job training, education, childcare, transportation and housing, and by initiating aggressive programs that lead to self-sufficiency.
WCHS was founded in 1874 as a member-based, not-for-profit agency incorporated by the State of New York to serve the citizens of Westchester County. Named as the official County Historian in 2006, the Society's mission is to collect and preserve books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, film, video and digital materials pertaining to the history of Westchester County, to promote the knowledge and understanding of that history, and to advocate for the preservation of the county's architectural heritage.
Seeks to promote dignity and respect by advancing justice, equality and education for the diverse community of Westchester County. We will enforce Westchester County's Human Rights Law and Fair Housing Law.
Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc. serves people with disabilities through information and referral, aid finding housing, benefits advisement, advocacy, medicaid facilitated enrollment for seniors, the blind, and the disabled, and more.
Collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. We are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.
The Department of Building is responsible for the enforcement of the ordinances of the City of White Plains and all applicable county and state laws which regulate the use and occupancy of private land and structures.
An agency of the city government which provides many essential services for city residents, institutional, business and communities,visitors and shoppers in a timely, environmentally conscious and cost effective manner.
Provides the various departments and agencies of the City of White Plains with all required materials, supplies, and equipment through sound purchasing techniques pursuant to New York State Municipal Law and the Charter of the City of White Plains.
Provide a decent, safe and affordable housing stock for our residents. In addition,strive to assure that Public Housing in White Plains is an integral element of the community fiber of the City. The quality of life for residents is our paramount concern. We endeavor to achieve this mission by a making sure the Authority is responsive to our residents needs, and operated in the most efficient manner possible.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community. Lions have a dynamic history. Lions International was founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
A public benefit corporation authorized by Title 14, Article 15-B of New York State General Municipal Law to exercise certain powers to carry out urban renewal projects approved by the Common Council which conform to and promote the goals and objectives of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Provide children and youth ages 5 through 24, with the tools they need to become good citizens, and to the skills needed to become competent leaders of the 21st century. The Youth Bureau provides opportunities for today's youth to apply their energies and skills thus enabling them to believe in their futures and themselves.
Serves as an administrative and quasi-judicial body whose determinations can provide relief from strict or literal interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance that may cause unnecessary hardship on property owners. The Board decides applications for area and use variances and presides over appeals on decisions by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.
The mission of our club is specifically devoted to the promotion of civic and educational programs in the community. Throughout the year, the philanthropy committee and club members are busy planning and performing community service and conduct wide-ranging events to support local charities. We emphasize giving back to the community, both financial and in-kind, and are always open to suggestion for future deserving applicants.
The Women’s Enterprise Development Center empowers entrepreneurs to build successful businesses by providing high quality training programs, advisory services, and access to capital to generate economic growth in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.
To enhance the quality of life in the City and in particular, in its neighborhoods courthouse. As an advisory council, the WPCNA functions by disseminating information and opinion to the public and public officials, and by encouraging local action.
The mission of Yes She Can Inc. is to help teen girls and young women with autism spectrum disorders develop transferable job skills to enable them to join the competitive workforce and achieve greater independence.
The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. A charitable, not-for-profit organization that welcomes all people regardless of age, race, religion or economic status and strives to enrich each and every life through a unique, dynamic combination of programs that strengthens spirit, mind and body.
A co-ed organization that provides supportive housing for low-income women in New York State and the only provider in Westchester County. Cultivates girls to be tomorrow’s leaders, prepares children for a bright future through one of the largest early education and youth services programs in the county.
At Ability Beyond, we discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people. Our organization is dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as an integral part of their community.
We cherish all children and believe in the healing power of loving relationships. As a center of pediatric, rehabilitative and palliative care, we are inspired by her legacy as we join with families in the holistic care of their children.”
The Office for Women is a partner in the Westchester County Family Justice Center (FJC) Collaborative to provide services for individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The FJC is funded through a grant administered by the county Office for Women, with 23 county agencies, not for profits and community partners.
GROW is a parent and family run organization whose dedicated members have volunteered their time for over thirty years to advocate for a full range of support services to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
The agency is a not-for-profit human services agency committed to healing people help themselves in their own community. The agency is dedicated to providing programs and services to specific target groups in Westchester county for the purpose of enabling and empowering recipients of our services to improve the quality of their own lives.
The Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse provides free information and referral to mutual support groups in Westchester county. We provide two telephone networks for newly bereaved people and for newly separated women. We assist people who want to start new groups, publish a biennial Directory of Support in Westchester County and an annual newsletter.
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