What We Do

STRONGER COMMUNITY. Collectively, the programs at The Commons promote community and offer activities in a safe space. Our activities create opportunities for self-discovery, cross-cultural experiences, peer-to-peer engagement and inter-generational support. At The Commons, we understand that together, a community can uplift itself and create lasting impact.

FAMILY SUPPORT. Opportunities for individual and family counseling are a regular part of daily activities across sites at The Commons.

EXPANDED LEARNING. The Commons is open Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-9 PM for youth and families. By offering expanded learning opportunities in a safe space beyond the classroom and home, we are bridging the opportunity gap on the Upper West Side.

PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP. By charging our community with the task of mentoring younger members, we foster a desire to lead. This peer-to-peer education model builds positive relationships and connects us all to a larger sense of community.