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 4 - Year- old Program, Elementary and Teens 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 4-Old-Year 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.
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.