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What we do

NIA Community Service Network'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.

 
 
I am very happy that there is an after-school program for working parents, and I will always advocate for quality programming in our neighborhoods.
— Shauna, Parent
 
 
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Building communities

NIA after-school programs foster positive youth development, teach new skills, and encourage exploration and learning. We also provide information, assistance or referral to government services and benefits available to the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.

NIA organizes community events, including family movie nights and a community recognition awards dinner that applauds local business owners, law enforcement, community agencies, and educators. We incorporate community service projects into all youth programs, bringing program participants into local food pantries, animal shelters, hospitals, senior centers, and gardens. NIA also develops leaders within our communities, and welcomes community members and local students in to our programs as volunteers and interns.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Our new after-school program, run by NIA, is thriving. The students are not only involved in a range of activities from sports to the arts, they also get assistance with schoolwork.
— Frank Giordano, Principal, New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts
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