Carrying on the proud tradition of the Neighborhood House, also known as “The Nabe”, the Ernie Davis Community Center serves the Young Adults (ages 13 to 21) of our community.
The Ernie Davis Community Center enriches the community and continues to carry on the legacy of the great Ernie Davis.
The center provides:
After-school cultural & recreational activities
Academic tutoring & educational assistance
Nutritious meals each day to support mental & physical development
The tutoring services help prepare students with overcoming academic challenges, developing academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in school, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves.
Growing, developing, and maintaining the interaction and communication between teachers and parents are vital for the success of the child.
Collaboration with Teachers & Parents
Getting involved in the community is vital for long-term success. Community service work can be a wonderful way for students to gain valuable life experiences and help others.
(including service opportunities)
Another way for students to get involved, learn leadership skills, and have some control of their own activities at The Nabe.
Activity Advisory Cmte
Teaches crucial life skills such as planning and deadlines. Provides writing and journalism experience. Develops creative experiences and expressions. Develop a personal portfolio of work and accomplishments
Editorial Paper 'Nabe News'
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Club. This prepares students for success in today’s technological age. Learn improved problem-solving abilities, enhanced communication & collaboration skills, and confidence to adapt to changes.
EDCC has partnered with Corning, Inc. robotics for STELA (Science Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Academy)
Enrichment through Innovation is the guiding principle for the STELA team. Engagement with underprivileged youth to give them “hand-on” ability to create and see just how math, technology and leadership work together for their future.
STELA / Robotics
Health & Fitness
Exercise and fun, with a little teamwork development thrown in.
Basketball (Boys & Girls)
More than just in-person cooking. Learning to cook in a fun and nutritious way.
Jr. Cooking Classes
The Community Food For Jobs Program (CFJP) is an educational apprenticeship program with a professional Culinary Instructor. Participant are learning skills and knowledge and are primed to pass the ServSafe National exam than can lead to various job opportunities.
Nationally Certified Culinary Training
Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
Not only does it boost your energy, increase lean muscle mass, decrease your risk for certain health conditions and help you manage your weight, but it also improves your mood and enables you to live longer.
Open gym (for youth & adults)
Producing community awareness, engagement, and garden sustainability. The Gardening Club yielded over 900 pounds of produce at the end of the previous summer season to share with community partners.
A therapeutic horseback riding program where students learn handling of horses, roping, care and health of horses and their environments including barn care, tacking and horsemanship..
Upon completion of the program, youth have the opportunity to engage in riding and participating in fun activities with their horse.
Horse Therapy Program
Arts & Culture
Children who succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles do so often because of a caring adult in their lives. Mentoring outcomes include greater participation in school, improved attendance, higher graduation and college admission rates, and better overall performance.
NY State Mentor
Participants are offered a wide variety of art, music, and interactive programs designed to foster self-expression while building confidence, social and communication skills, while growing self-esteem.
EOP values the diversity and the unique contributions of each individual and celebrates and supports the richness of diversity in the community and the world. This is done with a variety of programs, events, and educational experiences.
Through various job training fun and interactive programs, workshops, events, clubs, and certifications, participants learn valuable skills and knowledge to better prepare them for higher education, job or career.
College & Job Readiness
This music program trains youth in the areas of vocal, instrumental, writing, and technical abilities. They learn about listening, vocal techniques and performance that expand their artistic interests. The Music Consortium performs at multiple events throughout the year.
Vocal & Production
EDCC has partnered with the Chemung County SPCA for animal education. Youth participate in a 10-week program to learn care & enrichment of dogs and cats. Youth engage with animals while learning to read body language and development. Youth also assist with the Pet Food Pantry to see how the process intertwines with the SPCA daily operations.
Elmira College School of Fashion will be collaborating with the Ernie Davis Community Center youth. Participants follow a structured curriculum week by week in preparation for the finale Fashion Show.
Ernie Davis Community Center
350 East Fifth Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Open Monday - Friday
2:30pm to 8:00pm
Tina Brown, ext. 228
EDCC partners with the Community Arts of the Southern Tier so youth can participate in after-school and Saturday sessions with painting professionals. Youth are assisted in “focus” projects to learn different styles of art.