Center for Creative Education
Kingston Location – 20 Thomas Street, Kingston, NY 12401 Phone: 845-338-7664
Stone Ridge Location – 3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 Phone: 845-687-8890
The mission of the Center for Creative Education is to create a better world by nurturing and empowering youth and community through the arts. CCE was established as a non-profit organization in 1989 and launched its first youth arts education program in Kingston, New York in 1997. The following year CCE established the Stone Ridge Center for the Arts (SRCA) as a community center, performance space, and administrative headquarters. Their new Kingston complex has a 1300 square foot dance studio, a percussion studio, homework and tutoring center, and a computer music lab that is being developed in collaboration with the Kingston School District’s Department of Fine Arts and Enrichment. This lab will have the equipment to offer courses currently unavailable at the high school and will provide training to both students and District staff. Volunteers needed for office help, clean-up, and event assistance.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tech Wizards Mentoring
4-H Mentoring Programs in Ulster County provide life and academic skill mentoring to underserved youth in 5th-10th grades in Kingston and Ellenville. The Tech Wizards program achieves these goals through small group mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), fields in which underserved youth are typically underrepresented, and through the completion of community service projects. Each Tech Wizards Mentor is responsible for facilitating STEM activities with a small group of up to 4 youth in a structured afterschool environment. By committing to become a Tech Wizards Mentor, you will receive training and support to become a Mentor to up to 4 youth between the ages of 9 and 15. You will learn how to facilitate fun activities and experiments with your Mentees that could include geocaching, robotics and computer coding, and help them to complete a 15 hour community improvement project in Ellenville.
For more information contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-340-3990 x341
The Lisa Libraries
77 Cornell St. Rm. 109 Kingston, NY 12401
Volunteer at the office of The Lisa Libraries, the “Johnny Appleseed” of children’s books, located in midtown Kingston, NY. The Lisa Libraries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that donates books to children and grassroots organizations serving children in poor and under-served areas. Donation sites include after-school centers, hospital visiting rooms, homeless shelters and prisons. In 2008, The Lisa Libraries donated over 27,000 new children’s books across the United States. Volunteers have various options to help, including data entry, sorting and cataloging the books, and packing up books to be shipped for donation.
The Little Ones Learning Center
Program Coordinator: Debby Skogman 845-626-4112
The Little Ones Learning Center (LOLC) is a free early literacy program which serves children 0 – 6 (early elementary school) in and around the Rondout Valley School District, primarily the Accord – Kerhonkson area. LOLC meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 12noon, at the Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209, in Accord. Please use the side entrance.
Raising Hope Women Mentoring Women to Success
c/o United Way of Ulster County, 450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Raising HOPE, a new mentoring program that is having great success, is recruiting women mentors to work with women ages 18-65, helping them to achieve their vocational goals. Matches are made based on mutual interests, and meet weekly in-person and via phone or e-mail. Vocational goals and strategies are developed with the help of program staff. Commitment of one year is requested. An interview is required. Contact Judith Bromley, Director, Raising HOPE at 845-559-5656 or
email@example.com for more information on how you can become a
Raising HOPE Mentor.
Ulster Literacy Association
480 Aaron Court, Willowbrook Park, Kingston, NY 12401
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
(from 5-7 p.m. on these days ULA hosts a Literacy Center for families and group sessions),
Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Fridays closed.
Phone: 845-331-6837 Fax: 845-331-8455
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YWCA Ulster County
209 Clinton Ave., Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845 338-6844 Fax: 845 338-0620
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Early Childhood Learning Center
*Ulster & Sullivan Family Court Children’s Centers
YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
*Teen Parent Services
*Parenting Education Center
*APPS – Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
507 Broadway, Kingston
The YMCA Kingston and Ulster County is a private not-for-profit, community-based organization providing social, health, physical education and recreation services to the residents of Ulster County. YMCA programs include school-age child care, health enhancement/fitness classes, nursery school, summer camps, swim lessons for all ages, special scholarship programs for low-income youth and families, physical rehabilitation programs and youth employment programs. Volunteers are the backbone of the YMCA’s ability to provide programs and services to the community and serve as board and committee members, for fundraising activities and assisting with program operations and special events.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. Mid-Hudson Region
Seeks volunteers to administer JA programs in local classes.
Program is 45 minutes per session for 5 sessions. Training provided.
To volunteer or for more info, contact District Manager Barbara Reer at JABREER@aol.com
Workers Rights Law Center
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 5 Kingston, New York 12401
Telephone: 845-331-6615 Fax: 845-331-6617
Provides free legal services and education to low wage workers in Ulster County.