Volunteers Needed at Mary Nelson's Youth Center

Mary Nelson is in need of some help for her youth center. If interested in sparing a few hours to volunteer at the center, please contact Mary at (315) 403-0220  or e-mail NelsonM@upstate.edu.

The number of youth and family attendance has greatly increased, according to Nelson. So the center is in need of help for its afterschool programs and Saturday morning programs.

Retired teachers and someone with computer skills to teach basic use of the computer is especially needed.

Also, if you have ideas for the center, Nelson is interested to hear suggestions and to add new programing the community wants to see. Nelson says she would like to have a GED class, and is in need of someone who is willing to come in and help prepare and teach.  Other ideas are for an Arts & Crafts Sewing Class, a Cooking Class, Parenting Classes, Continuing Education and a Financial Class.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Nelson at (315) 403-0220  or e-mail NelsonM@upstate.edu.

The 411

Mary Nelson’s Youth Center Program is located at 2849 S. Salina St., Syracuse
(315) 422 5690 office
(315) 422 5693 fax
Center Hours of Operation
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday- Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays

The Center’s daily schedule:
Mandated Every Monday 8 a.m. meetings for staff and volunteers ONLY
Preparation for the after school children
Breakfast for anyone that comes
Computer lab is open for those looking for a job or apartment
Help with Resume writing
After school Programs: 2:20 – 5 p.m.
Whole day Programs: 8 a.m.  – 6 p.m.
ADULT/Senior Citizens Programs
Book reading
Snack time
Other scheduled Activities
Parents pick up children or walkers go home by 6 p.m.
We are open on No School days and half days of school
We operate on a 24 hours for Red Cross Shelter and anyone who has faced an eviction.

Main areas of interest:

Tutoring is every Wednesday from 4 – 5 p.m., math for grade levels 4-7.
Adult Internet safety class, will be bi-monthly
Say Yes to Education
Light a Candle for Literacy Saturdays

Fidelis cares Satellite office
Nutritional Information and sign up for WIC

Job Corps
Help with Resume writing services
SANE – Pathways to Paychecks
Coming soon: Employment Roundtable
Crouse School of Nursing

Continuance of Careers

Access to Job Fairs
Access to CNY Works
Access to Jobs plus

FREE Boys Haircuts
Every Saturday of every month clothing giveaway
Food Pantry Beginning Soon
Backpacks and school supplies are year round
NA meeting every Wednesday 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Boy Scouts of America Meetings
EPIC Ready set read program
(Mothers offering Youth Opportunities)
Mary Nelson’s Step Team
STARS Program Trooper Vasquez
Offers Self esteem, Volunteering, Community awareness, Tutoring services onsite
Offers a safe, clean and drug free meeting place
Pre-K – 3 grades, Parents are welcome to come and help out.
REFERRAL For Housing
Works closely with Job Plus, and Community Treatment Court

The Staff
Mary Nelson — President / CEO
Robert Nelson — Vice President
Jeffrey Houston — Office Coordinator
Dorothy Eure — Office Manager
Sakina Abdul Malik — Program Coordinator for Education and Services
Demarris Owens — Program Coordinator for Employment Careers and
Zulette Ocasio — Secretary
Leonard Dunnell — Team Leader
Sherese Robinson — Team Leader
Carl Gaston — Maintenance
Bonnie Warren — Cook
Health Services is Coordinated by Office Coordinator and both Program Coordinators

Future services
Hospital (Educational/Parenting Classes)
Continuance of Future Services

Crouse School of Nursing
Work Keys Job certification for Middle and High school Students
Blood Drive
Red Cross babysitting classes
Parent and Child Health services around the board

Board of Directors

Mary Nelson
Robert Nelson
Michael Moore
Donnette Dixie
Larry Moore Jr.
Michelle Tibbits
Judy Spaulding
James Dixon Jr.
Dale Johnson
Laura Blackshear
Beverly Carter
Gwendolyn Mack
Casonda Williams
Denise Moore
Bolerianteria Moore
Kilara Moore
James Brown
Sabrina Brown
Brenda Dean
John Moore
James Dixon Sr.
Sabrina Vasquez