For more than sixty-six years, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center has served the residents of the Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition—low-income housing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. More than 90% of the population served by our programs is Hispanic or African-American and many are at or near the poverty level. We provide direct, low-cost access to top quality programs for those who have the most urgent need of our services. 

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center has built a strong relationship of trust and care by providing quality preschool childcare, afterschool and summer camp programming, and a comprehensive senior services center. We work every day to meet the emerging needs of our neighborhood by delivering social, educational, and recreational programs to our community, from preschoolers to senior citizens.

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
— Cesar Chavez
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The Mabel Barrett Fitzgerald Day Care Program offers full-day program for children aged between two and five years old, providing high-quality, affordable childcare to parents and caregivers who need it most. Our team of teachers works tirelessly to nurture the socio-emotional, cognitive and physical needs of every child in preparation for kindergarten. Children play, socialize and learn to be healthy, with access to ballet and soccer classes.



The West 65th Street Senior Program provides comprehensive services for seniors, addressing our residents' and community members' physical and mental health, and supporting their social, nutritional and spiritual needs. It educates and empowers members of the senior community and provides them with the support and resources they need to remain in their homes, living as independently as possible, for as long as possible.


We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for children aged 5-13, where they can benefit from academic support, cultural enrichment, and social and recreational programming. Our After school, Summer Camp, and new Middle School Pilot Programs, offer disadvantaged youth not only first-rate academic tutoring, but also access to spectacular performances and classes from world-renowned artists through our partnership with Lincoln Center.

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We welcome one-time donations and individual gifts in support of all our programs; we also accept in-kind donations in the form of goods. Click here to see our wish list and LEARN MORE

Corporate sponsors

The work we do would not be possible without donations from our generous corporate sponsors. LEARN MORE



Volunteers are needed throughout Lincoln Square's programs to help us fulfill our mission, touching the lives of 3,000 participants every year. LEARN MORE

Featured news

Goddard Riverside Community Center and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Embark on Strategic Alliance to Build for the FutureNew York, NY (June 5, 2015)—Goddard Riverside Community Center and the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center are thrilled to announce a strategic alliance —a partnership that will expand the capacity to provide services to more than 1,000 members of the greater Lincoln Center neighborhood