There's something here for everyone
Maybe your child is too young for an early learning program, or you're new to the neighborhood and don't need childcare. Or you're interested in enrichment opportunities but cannot attend the senior program. That's okay...almost half of the 2,000 people we serve annually are not enrolled in a core program.
Concord Neighborhood Center has many programs, services and initiatives for neighbors who are not enrolled in a core program:
Teen Night & Satur-Yay! Concord offers two, youth-focused initiatives for neighbors who are--and aren't--enrolled in one of the core programs:
1) Teen Night meets 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays year-round. Though laid-back in nature, the supervised, open-gym time is a way for youth ages 10-22 to gather together with Concord (and non-Concord) friends alike. This program expands NFTF (our middle-school after school program) by providing important recreational opportunities for participants while they're here and it extends the amount of time young people can stay connected to Concord. The program is offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. so it doesn't conflict with extra-curricular commitments.
2) Satur-Yay! During the school year, Concord offers Saturday, enrichment programming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for near-Southside youth ages kindergarten-12 years. During this time, youth may choose from a variety of small and large group games and activities include recreational play, academic enrichment, board games, and creative self-expression. The program is an expansion of the after-school program and affords youth more time to be at Concord and meaningful ways to stay engaged during the weekend, while families are free to get chores and errands finished kid-free! It's also a drop-in format, so participants do not need to stay the entire time.
"Pre-Rec" stands for "pre-school recreation" and is pre-requisite for, well, pre-school. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings (9 a.m. to noon), families of young children can attend open gym at Concord. This self-directed program aims to help families network with each other, expand the spaces where young neighbors learn, and allow young children to socialize with peers. This initiative is offered free of charge, but it's not childcare. An adult family member and child must attend together!
Join Us for Lunch at the Dynki Deli
Weekdays | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Concord's on-site deli, the Dynki, offers an array of home-cooked, freshly prepared nutritious entrees, sides and desserts everyday. Staff rotate through a series of always-changing, daily "specials" (think seasonal soups, salads, barbecue, or taco salad), or you can stick to more traditional lunch fare and build your (hot or cold) sandwiches. Sides like potato salad, broccoli salad, fresh fruits and vegetables are always on the menu. Then top it all off with a fresh dessert.
A full lunch (entree, side, drink and dessert) costs $6 for anyone under 60 years of age. Senior program participants enjoy lunch for just $3, and senior neighbors (anyone over the age of 60) can eat for $4.
We're grateful to the Central Indiana Senior Fund for making subsidized lunches possible for our people!
Indy Do Day
In celebration of Indy's citywide volunteer initiative, Indy Do Day, Concord is partnering with volunteers from Eli Lilly and Co. to go out into the community to complete outdoor maintenance and yardwork projects for near-Southside homeowners who are at least 60 years of age. There is no cost to participate, and eligible seniors do not need to be affiliated with Concord's senior and mature adult program.
For more information, please contact Hallie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.637.4376