Northside Center mourns the recent loss of Mayor David Dinkins, the 106 Mayor of New York City and the first and only African-American to hold this office. Mayor Dinkins and his wife Joyce (who passed away in October of this year,) were long-time supporters of Northside Center for Child Development. He especially loved reading to our children during the holidays. We are proud to have had the privilege of honoring Mayor Dickins for our 66 Annual Gala in 2012, celebrating his many contributions to New York City. He was an inspiration to the entire Northside family, and to so many across New York City and beyond.
As we monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus, we would like to thank all of you for your support during this trying time. We remain committed to bringing high quality services to our 4,000 children and families, who are even more vulnerable during this time of social distancing and quarantine.
Northside continues to follow the New York City’s mandate regarding social distancing, and have closed our in-person educational and enrichment programming. The Administrative, IT, and Fiscal departments will remain operational and most work will be done remotely/ off-site until further notice. Northside will be open only to essential staff in order to abide by the PAUSE, Policies Assurance Uniform Safety for Everyone, executive order given by Governor Cuomo.
Please see the following updates on our various programs:
We have compiled a list of resources to help our community navigate the COVID-19 pandemic:
EAP: We understand that these can be stressful times for all of us. Please do not hesitate to seek help from our EAP, Employee Assistance Program, provider Integrated Behavior Health if you would like to speak to a counselor, need medical, or other resources. They can be reached at 1-800-386-7055.
Children and Families
We are working directly with families to connect them to resources such as internet, food, and enrichment activities for children who are at home. Please see and share, if applicable, the following links to the various websites below and the attached document.
Here’s a list of some fun, educational, and safe websites for children to visit and explore:
Please visit the following websites for more information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19:
Please know that we will continue supporting our children and families. We are confident that we will overcome this crisis with grace and strength.
Thelma Dye, Ph.D.
The Hilde L. Mosse Executive Director & CEO