The mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs. Learn more about the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am–9:00pm
Address & Phone:
790 Central Avenue
The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA will now offer a full day of programs on days where there is no school. Please send your child with a peanut free lunch. Early morning drop off as well as late pick up is offered at and additional cost. Children can be dropped off at early at 8:00am and picked up as late as 6:00pm.
When: February Break – Friday 15, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19
Who: Grades k-8
Contact: Camille Harris, Program Director E Charris@cccymca.org
The mission of I AM is to help girls realize their full potential while building confidence to achieve academic, career and personal goals. This program will empower girls to live a full authentic life. When girls know the power they have, they can do anything!
WHEN: Ages 12-14: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm / Ages 15-17: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA
Taylored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register at any time.
The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA would like to invite you to our Leadership Workshop Series! This is a great opportunity to meet with educators and tutors along with local businesses, community leaders, and athletes that will promote the Y’s emphasis on education, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn from our guest speakers the importance of being responsible, accountable, and an advocate for your community.
WHO: Families and youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome.
HOW: Stop by or call in to register yourself or your child.
COST: The event is FREE to the public. Breakfast/lunch are usually served
WHEN: Dates and times vary, call to find out! P 203 576 7430
Join us and increase your reading and writing skills! Enjoy a good story? Come join the book club to read and discuss great literature!
Where: Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA
When: Scheduling based on your availability – give us a call. Below
Where: Harding High School Resource Center
When: Every Friday 3-5pm
Contacts: the Y 203 576 7439 or Camille Harris at 203 275 2797 Harding Resource Center
Ages: 4 – 12
Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment. Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development.
Arts & Crafts can be a fun way to encourage creativity in children and help them focus their minds on completing a set task. For older children Arts & Crafts is a way to gain a better understanding of artistic and design skills that could help in their futures.
Music has been a part of youth education for a long time. Music lessons aid in the enhancement of a child’s spatial reasoning and creative thought and is essential to their success in math and science.
The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.