Mission: The shorefront y builds community, strengthens families and empowers individuals to achieve their potentials and enhance the quality of their lives. Our programs and services reflect the richness of the shorefront y's jewish community center and settlement house traditions. Deeply rooted in jewish traditions and values and committed to fostering jewish continuity and civic engagement, we reach out to and serve people of all backgrounds and abilities throughout their life spans. We provide a wide range of exemplary educational, recreational, preventive and rehabilitative health, vocational, cultural, citizenship, jewish identity-building, and human service programs to meet the evolving strengths, needs and interests of the rich mosaic of people in southern brooklyn. The shorefront y maximizes the impact of its resources and expertise by forming partnerships and alliances with other organizations, government agencies and philanthropic institutions that share our commitments and values.
Programs: Adult educational & vocational services - provides classes, counseling and other supports to help adult immigrants learn english as a second language. The shorefront y targets immigrants with the greatest need for literacy services, including adults with learning disabilities and/or other special needs. In addition we serve an unemployed, underemployed, or not working full-time client group of diverse immigrants from the former soviet union, latin america, pakistan, china, and other countries. We also provide vocational counseling and job placement. In addition we provide assistance to immigrants eligible and applying for us citizenship.
immigrant and family services - we help individuals and families navigate the social service system, assist with crisis intervention and inform clients about the community and government resources and benefits that are available to them. Our goal is to build strong families and community by promoting health and safety, preventing crisis and easing the transition into american life for the immigrants and refugees we serve. Regardless of the type of need or situation, the y assists or refers everyone who contacts the agency. The shorefront y takes pride in its long tradition of assisting our senior adult population who live in south brooklyn through advocacy, information and referral, counseling, psychosocial education and support, crisis intervention, health care education, civic engagement and other supports that help keep our community of elders thriving in the neighborhood.
health & physical education - the shorefront y lenny krayzelburg swim academy provides an innovative and effective method of individual and small group swim instruction for toddlers, school age children and teens which helps them learn to swim well and to be water safe. We serve approximately 250 children at this time. In addition, the y offers athletic programs to its members. The facilities include a pool, sauna, fitness center and fee for service sports classes.