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Social Distancing means we are careful around our community.
It does not mean we abandon it.

The ongoing development of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is forever changing the way we live. Families, students, and businesses alike are having to find creative ways to support themselves during this time.

We're here to help.

Find the latest information on our programs and nearby food pick-up locations at the CASW Program Information page.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources webpage for information on free meals, educational and financial resources, and more.


Founded in 1968 by neighborhood parents and teachers during the NYC teacher’s strike to provide young people in the neighborhood with academic and cultural enrichment. The program was an immediate success, and the decision was made to continue the program even after the strike ended.


CASW strives to reach youth with fragile family support systems, many of whom are recently arrived immigrants.

We provide strong academic support for those at risk of dropping out of school.

We offer numerous activities that build self-reliance and conflict resolution skills.


Our mission is to provide young people in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx with an environment that nurtures youth leadership skills and fosters positive attitudes for the future. Year round, CASW offers educational, recreational, cultural, and employment programs during out of school time. CASW currently provides programming to over 3000 youth and their families.

Watch us in action!