Community Center of Northern Westchester, Inc.

Over 30 Years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

aka CCNW   |   Katonah, NY   |  communitycenternw.org

Mission

The Community Center of Northern Westchester seeks to improve the well-being and self-sufficiency of neighbors in need in Northern Westchester by providing food, clothing, programs, and other resources. We are committed to treating all with dignity and respect. We encourage broad involvement and participation by residents and organizations in the communities we serve.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Clare Murray

Main address

84 Bedford Road

Katonah, NY 10536 USA

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EIN

13-3716471

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

40% of those at risk for hunger fall outside SNAP (food stamps) eligibility and must make hard decisions each month between paying bills, purchasing medicine or buying food for their families. On average, families are spending $276.00 extra per month on rising costs and do not have enough money to pay for clothing for their families. Lack of language and education leads to limited job opportunities and decreased earnings potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

The Center provides monthly supplemental food and clothing. In addition, we offer a range of classes and special programs, and work directly with our clients to assist them in accessing other resources, including health care and educational and social services. All of our services are free of charge.

Population(s) Served

Partner with local farms, grocery stores, and businesses to receive food recovery. We then share this food with our families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

We run a school supply drive annually to provide all the children of our families (preK-12) with new school supplies to start their school year of right.

Population(s) Served

Every year we collect additional foods to offer to all our families during the Thanksgiving holiday to allow them to have the foods needed to have a special holiday meal with their families.

Population(s) Served

The Community Studio space for holding our workforce development classes in a large studio setting.

By providing skill building programs for local residents who are food insecure and who turn to the Community Center for help, we will be enhancing their job opportunities, supporting their economic stability and helping them on the pathway back to self-sufficiency. Classes and workshops include job counseling and job skills training – such as sewing and design, construction skills, OSHA certification, language skills, computer skills and entrepreneurship training.

Our sewing and design programs provide the skills and the tools to create a home-based business and the Studio includes a retail space where our sewing and design students and those learning entrepreneurial skills can sell their beautiful hand-crafted products, receiving 100% of the proceeds. Every sale will help to lift a person facing financial hardship.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of children who receive new clothing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients receiving the grocery shopping services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Choice Food Pantry & Boutique Free of Charge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CCNW seeks to improve the well-being and self-sufficiency of our neighbors in need in Northern Westchester by providing food, clothing, employment and workforce development skills training, emergency resources and ease access to health and social services networks.

The goal of our Food Market is to mitigate food insecurity among low-income, vulnerable Northern Westchester residents. By receiving essential food support, families can gain stability and more easily focus on achieving self-sufficiency. We are open five days per week to make it easier for families to access food, especially during times of crisis. For those without transportation, vulnerable seniors or those sick or in quarantine, our volunteers deliver groceries tailored to their needs, directly to their homes.

With the help of 100's of volunteers and 10 staff members we are able to offer food and clothing support at our facility 5 days a week. We also offer classes and programs to help with language and job skills at our Community Studio class space. We provide home delivery options for anyone lacking transportation or unable to reach the Center to get monthly food support. We also offer additional services, such as health screenings, mental health support, and access to any other resources that we do not currently offer at our facility.

In 2020:
We remained open throughout the entire year and throughout the height of the pandemic; serving over 3,000 families, 1,000 of these were new to the Center, provided 1,422,670 meals through food support, made over 1,500 home deliveries of food and essential items to homebound seniors, had 3,465 visits to our clothing boutique to access our free of charge clothing, gave 1, 727 children new school supplies and 1,820 children new pajamas, socks and blankets to keep them warm last winter, awarded 14 academic scholarships to support student's higher education goals and had 88 individuals complete one of our job training programs.

In 2021:
CCNW met a critical need for 2,992 families in Northern Westchester, 461 were new families.
We distributed 808,933 lbs. of food and provided 1,281,938 meals through 12,781 food pantry visits and home deliveries. 4,724 visits were made to our Clothing Boutique providing an abundance of clothing, 5,836 pairs of shoes and 1,813 winter coats to neighbors in need. 1,642 children from pre-K through high school received brand new school supplies, 1,500 children were given new blankets, hats, gloves and socks and 1,177 families received additional holiday foods to make their holidays brighter. 40 adults participated in one of our job skills training programs; 22 Sewing and Design students are successfully selling their handmade products and 15 unemployed adults have gained new jobs with our help. 673 seniors have been helped to meet their basic needs and provided emotional support.

Financials

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Community Center of Northern Westchester, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Abolt

Laura Kaplan

Jill Abolt

Liz Gereghty

Dawn-Marie Manwaring

Geraldine Tortorella

Caroline Saxton

Vicki Marwell

Mary Ann Robinson

Ryan Becker

Michael Block

James Gereghty

Marten Van der Werff

Lauren Cohen

Anna Bormeo

Jay Wright

Christopher Hall

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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