What We Do
NIA’s mission, “Building strong children, strong families and strong communities,” is evidenced through
our vital work that directly supports and enriches the lives of so many each day. NIA has developed
important partnerships and programs that are designed to help improve the quality of life for all – children, youth, families, seniors and businesses.
Thousands of participants are served each year in NIA after-school programs, summer day camps, cultural arts and recreation programs; through youth and family counseling services, community assistance, referral, and senior support services; through awareness and prevention initiatives, special events, and community meetings.
Check out what NIA's been up to lately .
NIA President to be honored by Cooley's Anemia Foundation
NIA President Michael A. Bové will be honored by Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc. at its 16th Annual Queens Chapter Good Friday Dinner Dance. Michael, who co-founded the Queens Chapter in 1999 is to be feted as their Man of the Year 2014.
NIA Ushers in the New Year with an Open House
On January 8, 2014, NIA Board of Directors and staff held an "Open House" at it's main office where community leaders, school and public officials, and community partners informally gathered to talk about last year's accomplishments and the new year's goals.
NIA ExpandED students at PS 186 help neighbors in need
Thanks to the students, parents, and staff of P.S. 186 and the NIA ExpandEd after-school program, at least 55 Bensonhurst families will have a full Thanksgiving dinner this year. The big-hearted kids collected $1,100 and over 30 cartons of donated food for Reaching-Out Community Services (RCOS), the New Utrecht Avenue-based food pantry and family-assistance nonprofit that helps feed and support local families in need.
NIA Program Cancellation Policy
In order to stay informed, we encourage all parents to check the following sources for more information any time a citywide emergency or major storm occurs:
Check the Department of Education Website for information on school closures (and therefore, program closures): www.schools.nyc.gov
Watch the following television stations for news reports: WCBS (Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), WNYW (Fox Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), WNYE (Channel 25), Univision Channel 41, and “NY 1” (Channel 1 on cable television).
Listen to any of the following radio stations for news reports: WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), WABC (770 AM), WLIB (1190 AM), WADO (1280 AM), WBLS (107.5 FM), WNYE (91.5 FM).
Call your child’s school for more information.
Call your child’s NIA Program Director or the NIA main office for more information.
Check the NIA website for special alerts: www.niabklyn.org
Expect to receive an email or phone call from NIA with more information. You can join the NIA’s email list by signing up on the bottom left-hand corner of the NIA website and responding to the confirmation email (or provide an email address to your child’s NIA Program Director at any time).
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of program closures, all parents are responsible for having their child picked up during their regular school dismissal time and making alternate childcare arrangements. NIA is not responsible for providing care on days when citywide closures occur. Parents are required to provide their child’s NIA Program Director with emergency contacts (relatives, friends, neighbors, etc.) that would be available to care for their child in the event of program closures.
How NIA builds communities
- NIA after-school programs foster positive youth development, teach new skills, and encourage exploration and learning.
- NIA provides information, assistance or referral to government services and benefits available to the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.
What people are saying
Our daughter Ava is growing up so fast. Virtually right before our eyes, despite
my husband and I attempting to take all the credit. Realizing such a transition, it becomes apparent that without the NIA ExpandEd program in our daughter’s school, she would not have received the opportunities to flourish the way she has; including, participating in several shows, Common Core test preparation, and more recently, a contributing role in Annie Kids. Ava has grown and adapted both mentally and socially. She has developed lifelong friendships, and as young skeptical parents we feel incredibly safe by what the program has offered. We remain extremely fortunate to have the opportunity for our daughter to progress so positively in here studies. It has been extremely significant in all of our development. Thank you NIA, your continuous quest for development has brought the absolute best out of our child!"
NIA Community Services Network
6614 11 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Michael A. Bové, President
Mary Anne Cino, CEO
Rosa Casella, Executive Director
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