My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jewish Community Center Of Binghamton New York Inc, Vestal, NY, USA
I have been a member of the JCC of Binghamton since I moved to town in 1985. During that time I have, and presently serve in several of the roles above: Volunteer, Client served, Board member, Donor, Advisor etc.
The JCC has provided my family with a place to belong and a safe, nuirturing evironment for my children to grow up. The Center (or 'The J' as members call it) provides programing and facilities to the entire community, regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. The J has an outstanding preschool (providing over $100,000 in schoolarships/yr to families in need), workout facilitiies, pool and playground (to keep us healthy), Day and night adult and child educational programing and more. Currently, the Gym is being shared (as home court) by three different CYO basketball teams (one Christian, one Muslem, and one Jewish). What other facility has done something like that? And it just happened...they asked and the JCC said 'sure".
Other functions and events include an Ethnic Festival, Summer day camp, Outside speakers, tournments, community gatherings and more. The J also serves as home base for the Jewish Federation of Broome County, Jewish Family Services and The Reporter Group of newspapers. 92nd Street Y satellite programing is starting in Feb. with year round programs scheduled.
I feel that the JCC of Binghamton has and is making my community a better place to live and to bring up our children. I am proud of what it represents.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Mental emotional and physical developement of my family and those of friends.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Grant them a million dollars to pay off large depts and enlarge repair the facility