SCAN serves high-risk youth and their families in East Harlem and the South Bronx via 23 program sites. Click the program names below to see full descriptions and service locations on the map.
After School Programs
Academic tutoring, enrichment activities, recreation and cultural programs for elementary and middle school students
Comprehensive After School System (COMPASS) of New York City
All located in the South Bronx, SCAN serves seven sites in NYC public schools, providing tutoring and enrichment activities for elementary school students during after-school and school holidays at PS42, PS55, PS58, PS73, PS114, PS199 and PS230.
Students served each year: 1,150
Advantage After School Program
Located in PS230 and PS55 in the South Bronx, this afterschool program for elementary school students offer a broad range of educational, recreational and culturally age-appropriate activities that integrate what happens in the school day.
Students served each year: 160
SONYC (School’s Out New York City) Middle School Initiative
Working in partnership with East Harlem’s Harbor Science and Art Charter School, and our Mullaly Park Academy Community Center, this afterschool program provides literacy, STEM and leadership development activities for middle school students.
Students served each year: 170
After school and evening services include creative arts, recreation, mentoring and academic support for youth
Our Community Centers also offer employment, counseling, senior services, family support, and community improvement activities for teens and adults.
SCAN operates seven DYCD sponsored Cornerstone Community Centers in East Harlem, each affiliated with a NYC Dept. of Housing Authority (NYCHA) development: Dewitt Clinton Houses, East River Houses, Johnson Houses, Jackie Robinson Houses, King Towers, Lehman Houses and Wagner Houses. Serving youth, adults and seniors, core services include afterschool programming such as: visual and performing arts, street gang outreach / violence prevention, computer classes, recreation, academic tutoring, ESL classes, parenting workshops, and teen focused activities including violence prevention, Hip Hop, employment referrals, street savvy outreach, and our Reach For The Stars upward bound program.
Individuals served each year: 3,500
SCAN’s two DYCD sponsored East Harlem based Beacon programs, El Faro Beacon in the Coalition High School for Social Change, and La Isla Beacon in the Academy of Environmental Sciences Secondary High School, serve as community centers located in an NYC public school site. Each location offers a wide range of youth and adult programming, including academic support, cultural appreciation, recreation, creative arts, Regents, SAT and college prep, career education, counseling and peer support.
Individuals served each year: 2,400
MULLALY PARK ACADEMY COMMUNITY CENTER
Located in the South Bronx in an NYC Dept of Parks facility, Mullaly provides youth recreation programs, a food pantry, and houses SCAN’s Violence Prevention program, our Bronx based Reach For The Stars college bound program, and a DYCD funded SONYC program.
Youth served each year: 1,000
Summer camps in East Harlem and the South Bronx provide safe recreation and education
SCAN’s seventeen summer camps provide safe recreation while developing school-related skills. Camps are based at our Cornerstone centers, Beacon sites, and COMPASS and SONYC programs.
Students served each year: 2,140
Early Childhood Education
Cognitive, creative, and social development for children from infancy to pre-school
SCAN operates two early learning centers in Manhattan, at the LaGuardia Nursery in East Harlem at NYCHA’s East River Houses, and the Eisman Day Nursery in NYCHA’s Holmes Towers on East 93rd Street. These serve children from infancy to pre-school.
Children served each year: 200
Family / Social Services
Intensive preventive services, mix social service, mental health, domestic violence support, and substance abuse treatment
SCAN’s Family Renewal Center in the South Bronx provides a wide range of integrated, critical supports:
Preventive Services – Family Treatment/Rehabilitation
Our multi-disciplinary program provides intensive preventive services for substance abusing parents identified as “at risk” for child maltreatment, blending social services, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Parents served each year: 125; children served each year: 450
Substance Abuse Treatment
SCAN’s experienced staff provide individual and group treatment for substance abusing adults, families and adolescents, along with education and counseling workshops to prevent substance abuse.
Individuals served each year: 130
Domestic Violence Support
In conjunction with Preventive Services, we provide outreach, counseling, referrals, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.
Individuals served each year: 30
Strong Men, Strong Families
SCAN’s fatherhood initiative provides integrated counseling, case management, support groups and cultural and recreational outings to fathers and families with children involved in NYC’s child welfare system.
Families served each year: 50
Healthy Food & Nutrition
Food pantries, healthy cooking classes, and community education
SCAN operates a food pantry in the South Bronx at the Mullaly Academy. We also recently launched healthy cooking classes for teens at three of our East Harlem Cornerstone community centers. Beginning in fall 2015, our new Get Healthy East Harlem program will host resident-run cafe events, hands-on cooking labs for families, and produce new “Healthy Dance” videos at our Johnson Cornerstone.
Youth, individuals and families served each year: 1,900
GLASS (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Supporters) serves the full spectrum of LGBTQ youth of color
GLASS (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Supporters)
Currently the only community-based program in Upper Manhattan serving the full spectrum LGBTQ youth of color, and the only LGBTQ program in NYC based at a NYCHA development, GLASS was launched in 2010 with the following mission: to provide a safe environment for LGBTQ young people of color to socialize, recreate, and be afforded a range of vital social service-related support. Further, GLASS is committed to implementing creative strategies to achieve greater acceptance, understanding, and integration with their family members, peers and the broader community. Beyond providing direct services, GLASS has developed its own effective and replicable mechanisms to achieve greater inclusion and understanding among young people of different sexual orientations. Through “Over The Rainbow” panels, young people (gay and straight) have a structured forum in which to initiate dialogue and confront ignorance, stereotypes and misperceptions.
Individuals served each week: 150
Support for Recent Immigrants
ESL classes, job readiness training, economic development, and family planning
Supported by the NYC Immigrant Opportunities Initiative, our program provides culturally competent support to immigrant families in the South Bronx in the areas of English language instruction, job readiness, economic development and family planning.
Families served each year: 30
Resume building, vocational support, paid internships, and placement in education and employment
Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP)
SCAN’s Bronx-based program works with young people, ages 16-24, who are not in school or presently employed, providing vocational support, paid internships and placement in employment or educational settings.
Youth served each year: 90
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) / Academic Year Youth Employment
Each summer, SCAN hires East Harlem and South Bronx youth to work in SCAN programs and summer camps. SCAN will sponsor a “first ever” Academic Year Youth Employment Program starting in July 2015.
Youth served each year: 450
East Harlem Youth Job Summits
Throughout the year, SCAN and its community partners, in collaboration with NYS Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, sponsors a series of young adult job summits in East Harlem, as part of our ongoing efforts to foster access to employment and create economic opportunities for residents.
Youth served each year: 1,000
Youth Education & Violence Prevention
Counseling, peer support, tutoring, mentoring, test preparation, and services for court-involved youth
Reach For The Stars
SCAN’s college-bound program, serving both East Harlem and South Bronx “at-risk” students, provides counseling, peer support, tutoring, mentoring, and test preparation, as well as help with applications for prep school, college and financial aid, and guided tours of colleges. The program has a proven track record, with approximately 90% of graduates earning college acceptance. Our RFTS program serves a population atypical of a traditional Upward Bound (UB) program, targeting underachieving and under-performing youth ages 14-18. RFTS does not limit participation to college-ready students, but rather encourages all SCAN young person wishing to actively attend and achieve their full personal and academic potential. RFTS graduates have successfully matriculated at Choate, Harvard, Penn State, Weslyan, Holderness, Columbia, Skidmore, Dalton, Williston-Northhampton, SUNY Albany, Duke, Howard, Trinity and Boston College.
Students served each year: 60
Cure Violence Program
Support from the NYC City Council, Dept. of Education, and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, allows this program to work with students at MS22 and MS145 in the South Bronx. Utilizing conflict mediation and resolution workshops, family outreach and support, and sports and recreation, Cure Violence builds trust with high-risk individuals to engage, develop relationships, and support youth who are most likely to be involved in violence.
Students served each year: 40
Community Schools Program
Via support from the United Way of New York City, this program at PS55 in the South Bronx works to improve academics and attendance rates. The program, which includes Attendance Improvement and Dropout Intervention services, connects students with a range of supports, such as community safety, health care, in-school mental health services, homework help, and family counseling to help them successfully achieve in school.
Students served each year: 150
Young Men’s Mentoring Initiative
SCAN’s East Harlem-based program connects young men and women from our Cornerstone sites with mentors who support youth in the 5th – 9th grade during their transition from middle school to high school, by cultivating positive personal relationships and providing enriching community service involvement.
Students served each year: 12
For more than 14 years, our South Bronx-based program for court-involved youth has provided individual, group and family counseling for young people with a history of violence. Involvement in the program is typically a condition of the participant’s probation. Goals for the program are to reduce future arrests, physical confrontations, weapons possession, destruction of property and participation in gangs. This is accomplished through counseling, as well as home, school and prison visits, crisis intervention, martial arts training, and electronic curfew management.
Youth served each year: 40