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This is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone should enjoy the same health, economic, and social opportunities no matter their social circumstances. The Community Place serves residents of Northeast Rochester. They are a leading neighborhood-based community center, offering a wide range of social, developmental, and educational programs delivered throughout the northeast sector of the city of Rochester, NY and throughout the greater Rochester area.

Early Childhood:

Full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten is offered for children ages 4 and 5 from 8:30 to 3:00. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided to all students, and transportation is available. For more information please call: Suheily Nieves, Manager of Early Childhood Services @  585-336-4697 ext 143 or Andrea Cain VP of Programs 327-7200 ext 179. For additional information on any of our Early Childhood programs and services please contact us at 585-288-0021.

School Age / Teens:

The Carter Street Community Center, a joint project of the City of Rochester and The Community Place of Greater Rochester, offers recreation opportunities for children ages 6 through 18, including arts and crafts, supervised computer lab, a game room, indoor and outdoor basketball (10-15 year-old and 14-18 year-old), and flag football. It’s an opportunity for children to have fun and make new friends in a safe, supervised environment. Programing takes place after school and during the summer. For more information about Youth Services please contact the Manager of Programs at 585-372-7200 ext. 118.

The Community Learning Center at the Community Place of Greater Rochester offers tutoring at the Parcells Avenue Center Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:15 to 6:30 and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 5:30. In addition to help with homework, reading clubs, leadership development, physical education, and field trips are offered. Over the summer recess, the Community Summer Learning Center is open weekdays for children ages 5-13 (parents must register starting in April or May). For more information about Youth Services please contact the Manager of Programs at 585-372-7200 ext. 118.


The Youth Employment Program at the Community Place of Greater Rochester offers classroom learning and on-the-job training for youth ages 14 and older during the summer months. Interested youths must register between April and June for the 6-week program beginning in July. For more information about Youth Services please contact the Manager of Programs at 585-372-7200 ext. 118.

The Learning Center is a site for youth ages 17 to 25 focused on assisting students in getting their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED). Additional classes include, vocational training, health education, life skills, and economic literacy. Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are administered routinely. Classes are in two sessions; mornings (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoons (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) and begin in September, November, February, and May.

Enrollment is year-round, and applications are always accepted. In order to enroll you must complete an application, have a New York State Identification Card (Driver’s licenses, non-driver’s ID, and learner’s permit. The temporary ID is good only for enrollment). There is a mandatory 3-day Orientation which includes TABE testing. For more information on the Learning Center please contact the Manager of Adult Education and Workforce Development at 585-454-7530.

Teens / Crisis Resources:

Drug prevention and problem gambling. Includes psycho-educational groups designed to help youth develop self-control and communication skills, counseling, and/or brief intervention for youth ages 12 to 20 with early stages of alcohol or drug use problem without dependence.

For adolescents who require a higher level of care, referral and support services are provided. The prevention program is located at 145 Parsells Ave. Program hours are Monday–Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. If you wish to schedule an appointment or presentation, please call 585-288-0021 to speak to a counselor, or contact Carmen Wiriyagale, Manager of Prevention  Services at 585-288-0021 ext. 222.

Community and Family Center:

Family Services assists individuals and families with the basic needs: food, clothing, shelter, and health. This includes food, rent or mortgage assistance, bus passes, prescriptions and personal hygiene items. Eligibility: must live in zipcodes 14605 (partial), 14607, 14609, 14610 (partial), and 14621; household income of 185% poverty level or less; and need. If eligibility is not met, referrals to emergency services and family stabilization network agency in the area will be made. For additional information please contact CPGR’s Family Service Unit at 585-288-0021.

The Homeless Project Program offers services to individuals and families who have been homeless or “at risk” of becoming homeless. For additional information please contact the Family Service Unit at 585-288-0021.

Life Management Solutions consist of a 12-week culturally sensitive program to strengthen the individual, youth and family unit. Offers workshops and case management. The programming is designed for families in crisis – helps parents/grandparents and anyone who has guardianship of children or youth build a strong family unit. For additional information please contact (585)288-0021.

The Disability Services division of the Community Place of Greater Rochester offers service coordination for individuals with developmental disabilities and families with children with developmental disabilities. Service coordination helps individuals and their families navigate the many services offered to individuals with special needs. Evening, weekday respite is available for people with disabilities up to the age of 21; weekend overnight respite is available for people with disabilities up to the age of 25. For additional information, please contact the director of Disability Services at 585-336-4697.


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