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Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation


Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation was established in 1999. The organization serves the NYCHA community in Far Rockaway, which is home to more than 10,000 residents in 3,576 apartments in 60 buildings on five campuses, all within a four-mile stretch of Far Rockaway.

OBCDC has provides “wrap-around” social services to residents in NYCHA housing and develops resources to revitalize and transform the community including work with seniors and youth. Work with older adults includes computer training, access to senior services, and transportation to local doctor’s appointments, community services, and activities.

Goddard Riverside Community Center

Executive Director: Dr. Roderick L. Jones

593 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Ph. 212-873-6600
Fx. 212-595-6498


Goddard Riverside Community Center was established in 1959 as merger of Goddard Neighborhood Center (founded 1901) and Riverside Community House (founded 1889).

Over the years Goddard Riverside Community Center has developed into a highly regarded agency that provides a variety of programs and services to city resident of all ages, the majority of whom live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in West Harlem. Last year, over 15,000 New Yorkers took part in the wide range of activities.

Goddard Riverside Community Center programs include early childhood education; school-based and after-school programs; educational support, arts activities, recreation, and college counseling for teens; over 540 units of permanent housing with on-site supportive services; outreach and extensive aid to the mentally ill homeless; meals, activities, and assistance to the elderly and homebound; and free legal services and community organizing to preserve the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock and the rights of the poor who live in SRO's. In addition, the Family Council is a community-wide effort to involve neighborhood residents in addressing important local, as well as national, social and economic issues.

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