The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization whose purpose is to enrich the quality of life for the residents of the Yorktown community and adjacent communities.
What is at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center (YCCC)?
The YCCC has a wide variety of tenants who provide education, arts and public service programs. In addition to the regular tenants, community groups provide a wide range of programs in the gymnasium and community rooms.
Additionally, the center provides a daily nutrition program for the community's seniors and also provides full time space for the various other senior clubs and organizations to host their programs and meetings.
Aside from the cultural and community activities, the center has its own performing arts theater, "The Yorktown Stage."
Support for the center has come from numerous public and private sources. State, local and federal grants have helped to make the YCCC a viable institution. The town and its residents have provided a great deal of financial and moral support, as has the Council for the Arts in Westchester. The center sponsors its own special programming including concerts, art and music workshops and family entertainment. The goal is to provide programs for the community.
A building office manager handles the day-to-day operations of the building, schedules activities, and coordinates the use of the rooms in the facility. Space is also available for rent. Call for rates. Contact the office manager to schedule events or rent space at (914) 962-5758.
The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization whose purpose is to enrich the quality of life in Yorktown and the adjacent communities.
In order to fulfill this mission, the YCCC will:
Facilitate, present and co-sponsor community, cultural, educational and recreational performances, programs and activities.
Administer and manage the buildings and grounds of the YCCC center.
Continue to develop the physical property.
Maximize earned and contributed income and operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
Continue to develop staff and other volunteer organizations as necessary to support the YCCC.
Some History of the YCCC
The two story brick building was originally used as a school. In 1975, in response to a decline in enrollments, the Yorktown School District began renting space in the building to a variety of civic and cultural organizations including the Town of Yorktown. In 1976, however, the School District proceeded to retain a realtor to sell the building. It was believed that a commercial developer was interested in purchasing the property. The danger of demolition of the building posed a threat to the continuance of this de facto community center facility.
In response to the situation, a grass-roots ad hoc committee was formed to save the school and public support for the project began to grow. Representatives of the committee approached the Yorktown Town Board, seeking its support for the project. As the revitalization of the former school building has been established as an integral part of Yorktown's Master Plan, and Central Business District Plan adopted in 1976, the Town Board committed its support to the project. The Town acquired the building on July 1, 1980 and developed a multi-phased program for the adaptive reuse of the former school building as a community center. In the years that the Town has owned the building, it has invested staff time and money for the planning and design of numerous rehabilitation projects within the building. Additionally, it has applied for and received a variety of grants for capital improvements, administration, programming, training programs, and technical assistance.