About Us

Our Mission

“To plan, develop and provide services that enhance the quality of life and facilitate empowerment of the constituents of the Southeast Bronx.”

Our Vision

“Through our services, the Southeast Bronx becomes a model community for transforming disenfranchised persons into leaders of community service and empowerment.”

“Through our services, the Southeast Bronx becomes a model community for transforming disenfranchised persons into leaders of community service and empowerment.”

Our Values

“To strengthen families and improve the lives of the residents of the Southeast Bronx through needed community oriented evidenced based programs with an emphasis on serving multi-ethnic populations that are rich in diversity and cultural heritages.”

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Who We Are

Our History

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit multiservice agency, whose mission statement is to plan, develop, and provide services that enhance the quality of life and facilitate empowerment of the constituents of the Southeast Bronx. 

SEBNC evolved from the Council House, a project of the National Council of Jewish Women (BNJW) in the 1930’s. 

During the 1940’s the population in the Southeast Bronx shifted to a predominantly African American constituency. 

At that juncture, the NCJW invited a group of leaders to assume responsibility for what was then called Forest Neighborhood Houses.

In March 1971, the Forest Neighborhood Board of Directors reorganized and reincoporated as Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers.

Our Programs

Explore Our Services

Early Learning Services

Provides high quality child care services to 400 children 2 to 4 years old at three (3) Bronx location.

Developmental Disabilities Services

An array of programs which provide a combination of respite, residential, community and day habilitation services to developmentally disabled adults and children.

After School Programs & Youth Services

Inclusive are services to children and youth, ages 5 thru 21 years of age in afterschool, career and development training, computer literacy, reading enrichment and more.

Get to Know Us

The People Behind SEBNC