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Our Programs

For over 45 years, the Council has served Brooklyn's children and elderly. Currently sponsoring thirteen senior programs, one child care center, a universal pre-kindergarten and an after-school program.  Young Minds Child Care Center offers center-based child care and universal pre-kindergarten.  Our COMPASS (Out of School Time Program) provides academic, recreational and cultural activities for young people (ages 5 - 12) for after school and full time on holidays and seven weeks in the summer.  Our programs are located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Ditmas Park and Fort Greene sections of Brooklyn, NY. See more below.

Child Care 


Young Minds Child Development Center 

Full day high-quality child care services
for children ages 2 -4. 

COMPASS Out of School Time

After school program provided for 
elementary school children

972 Fulton Street

Brooklyn NY 11238

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Intergenerational jazz program with
a variety of legendary and new performers.
pen tot to the public Fridays 8PM-11PM


966 Fulton Street 
Brooklyn NY 11238


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Senior Programs 

196 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11238

Albany Neighborhood Senior Center 


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720 East New York Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Christopher Blenman Neighborhood Senior Center 


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1440 East New York Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11212

Marcus Garvey Senior Social Club


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137 Belmont Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Seth Low Senior Social Club


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966 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Grace Agard Neighborhood Senior Center ​


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19 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11216

Grant Sqauare Neighborhood Senior Center 


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961 Ocean Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Hazel Brooks  Neighborhood Senior Center 


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400 Hart Street St.

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Maria Lawton Neighborhood Senior Center 


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447 Kingsborough 4th Walk.
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Hugh Gilroy Neighborhood Senior Center 


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3304 Clarendon Road,
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Remsen Neighborhood Senior Center 


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574 Madison St.
Brooklyn NY 11221

Stuyvesant Heights  Neighborhood Senior Center 


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2702 Linden Blvd

Brooklyn, NY 11208

Teresa Moore  Neighborhood Senior Center 


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105 N Portland Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Willoughby Neighborhood Senior Center 


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Neighborhood Senior Centers


Eleven neighborhood senior centers and two senior social clubs make up this diverse collection of centers within the Fort Greene Council's umbrella. Each center is unique and celebrates its individual flair for artistic and cultural traditions. While each center is special, they all share a warm, and friendly atmosphere. Members must be 60 years and older. Our centers offer a variety of nutritious meals, socialization, health, wellness, educational and recreational activities. Transportation may be provided at specific locations.

Early Childhood Services 

Young Minds is a child-centered program for 2-4-year-old children. Each child is accepted as an individual and recognized for his or her unique abilities. The program supports young children's development, learning, and preparation.
Young Minds offers FREE full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten class for 4-year-olds providing early care and educational activities.
Cultural differences are also valued and celebrated through creative expression, play, and other classroom activities.

 After School Program

Young Minds COMPASS program provides safe passage from designated schools to the center. The program offers STEM, homework assistance, multi-cultural activities and nutritious snacks. Additionally, the COMPASS program offers FREE summer camp.  


Jazz 966 is a vital part of the Council’s cultural arts programming. Created in 1990 under the leadership of the Council’s chairman and treasurer, Sam Pinn, and Arnold Freeman, it is the only Jazz Performance series serving Seniors. Jazz 966’s mission and purpose are to provide top quality live music and entertainment for the seniors and the public-at-large.

The program operates on Fridays, from September to June.   Shows start at 8 pm

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