With grants, fundraising, and corporate/individual giving last year, The Neighborhood Center continued to serve over 100 youth ages 4-18 with programming including a Pre-K class, after school programs and summer programming. The guiding principles of all its youth programming are to: provide a safe haven, promote positive life choices, and promote and strengthen community relationships. 



The Neighborhood Center operates with an employed staff of seven - an Executive Director, two (2) Elementary Program Coordinators,  a Pre-K Teacher and two (2) assistants, a Teens Coordinator and an assistant - and a host of committed volunteers.  Volunteers come from area colleges, local church and civic groups, and Lehigh Valley businesses and corporations; in addition, concerned parents and community members also volunteer.

All staff and volunteers are required to complete a child protection/abuse form and complete a criminal record check.  Since all programs and activities are provided with the help of volunteers, The Neighborhood Center wants to ensure the safety of its children.


St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church bought Parks Seafood Restaurant in 1998. After renovations, the building was re-opened as St. Luke’s Neighborhood Center and programs began to be offered. 

On March 29th of 2002, The Neighborhood Center
(formerly St. Luke's Neighborhood Center) was incorporated
as a non-profit corporation and we received an advanced ruling for our 501© (3).

In October of 2019 we found a new home at 

344 N. 7th St. Allentown, PA 18102

In the Trexler Child Development Center

at the Salvation Army

We look forward to many more years serving the children and families of the Jordan Heights Community.


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School Closings

When then Allentown School District is Closed because of Inclement weather we are closed too. 

Pre-K Parents, if the Allentown School District has a Two-Hour Delay, Pre-K will have both AM and PM Class at 10:30—1:00. 

Gift Card Fundraiser 

Another way to support  The Neighborhood Center.

Download the attached order form, select the Gift Cards you are interested in - send a check or pay on line with PayPal (indicated in the note what you are paying for). The order for all gift cards will be placed on the 20th of each month. Click here for order form.