OUR HISTORY

Est. 1947 | Daycare Center – Afterschool Program – Senior Services | 250 West 65th Street

For over sixty-five years, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center has met the needs of its community members in countless ways. Today, LSNC serves the Lincoln Square community through three programs: a daycare center for our pre-school age children, an afterschool program for our youth, and a comprehensive support program for our seniors. LSNC programs are endlessly evolving to better suit the changing social, educational, recreational, cultural, physical and mental health needs of the individuals and families that rely on the center. The majority of our community members live in proximity to LSNC – long-term residents of the Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center was established in 1947 as a part of the settlement house movement. Originating in the UK, and brought to the US by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jane Addams, this 19th century movement for social reform has left an indelible mark on New York City. The settlement houses of today dot our neighborhoods, uptown and downtown, east and west – all connected by the common thread of building community. LSNC is a mainstay in the upper west side community that surrounds it. By providing the local residents with a reliable place to meet their individual needs, LSNC fosters a supportive environment in which community members become family. LSNC is housed within the Amsterdam Addition building at 250 West 65th Street, a two-floor space leased from NYCHA. Program participants include those residing on the 25 upper floors of the Amsterdam Addition, as well as the 13 additional buildings that form the Amsterdam Houses in the surrounding area between 61st – 65th Streets.

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