Description & History

Education & Training Services Program Overview: Out of School Time (OST) Programs: Each school year we run two (2) OST programs for a total of 500 youth in grades K-6 at 2 area public schools. Activities during the school year focus on academic support, enhancement, and remediation, most of which are offered to the children through integrated enrichment activities. While traditional homework help, and one-on-one and small group tutoring is available daily, literacy is also reinforced through a drama club, school newspaper, computer classes and various other creative enrichment programming.

A summer camp component to this program is available for a total of youth for a period of 8 weeks from July-August, Mondays-Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Approximately 310 students are served throughout the summer project. The summer component also includes breakfast, lunch and snack for the participants.

Registration for both components is filled upon first registration, and long waiting lists exist, from which we continuously take new participants as program spaces open.

Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) Program: Each school year we also run a Neighborhood Development Area program for a total of 60 youth in grades 7-8 at a local public school. The NDA program for youth provides afterschool activities from September ?June. This program for older youth provides afterschool activities from September ?June, Tues. and Thurs. from 3:00-6:00pm.

Graffiti Removal/Educational Support Community Service Summer Youth Internship Program: Each summer 35 students ages 14-19 from various area school in nearby neighborhoods are selected to participate in our Neighborhood Improvement Program which operates daily throughout the summer, and on some Saturdays, weather permitting. Fifteen (15) young people are selected to participate in the Community Beautification Graffiti removal project throughout Woodside and Sunnyside in Community Board 2, to remove graffiti, paint, plant, clean, and generally improve the physical condition of the neighborhood.

Housing Program Services Overview: WOTM serves as a community housing information center for over 2000 adults and seniors per year. Senior citizens are a special focus group as they are targeted and experience many housing discrimination problems. WOTM provides tenants, homeowners & landlords with housing assistance counseling and referral services, free of charge.

Cultural Entertainment & Education Programs: Woodside On The Move sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of special events and performances in the Queens community area of Woodside, NY. All programs and services are provided free of charge and we estimate that we serve over 5000 community residents per year.

Description and/or History: Woodside On The Move (WOTM) is a not for profit community development organization in its 33rd year of operation in Woodside in Queens Community Board 2. As our facility is small, many of our programs, particularly those for youth, are run off site. Program management in these areas is provided by qualified staff, All program staff are trained and have many years of experience in youth development and counseling work. Directives set down by WOTM?s Board of Directors to ensure safe and responsible service provision govern all staff

About the organization

Woodside On The Move, Inc.

Contact:
Rosa Reyes
Executive Director
(718) 476-8449
Julio Ortiz-Luquis
Program Director
(718) 476-8449 ext: 13
Lavern Mason-Howard
Program Diretor
718-476-8449 ext: 14
Organization’s website:
www.woodsideonthemove.org