Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc. is a Queens, New York non-profit, multi-service organization of professionals providing a variety of comprehensive programs that serve all populations from preschool aged children to senior citizens. For 50 years, these services have included afterschool programs, summer camps, recreation, college bound, SUNY ATTAIN Lab, drug rehabilitation, senior centers, food pantry and career pathways.
Our mission is to foster positive life changes for individuals and families through skills development leading to self-sufficiency, a sense of accountability, and a strong, empowered community.
Elmcor has developed from a small volunteer organization into a major provider of human services. Today, Elmcor is one of the largest non-profit community-based service agencies in Queens.
Tributes and Testimonials
An Evening of Thanks - Jeffrion AubryAt our Agency Basketball Game, we presented Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry with an Elmcor Champion trophy for his support that allowed us to purchase a new scoreboard for the gymnasium. We also provided 25 Elmcor families with Thanksgiving baskets and turkeys for the upcoming holiday.
Yariela Harwood - Professionalism
Congratulations to Yariela Harwood, Program Operations Manager, who has been selected to represent the Elmcor Value of Professionalism. Yariela exudes this value as an integral part of the day to day operations at Elmcor. She works with a strong sense of personal responsibility when dealing with the agency’s HR and IT needs, that pushes her to say no matter what “I’ll get it done!” (more…)
Outstanding VolunteersApril 19, 2017 - Outstanding volunteers representing Queens Senior Centers, Adult Day Care Centers and NORC’s (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) from throughout the Borough of Queens were honored for their commitment to community service. Ms. Patima Bhagwandin, Director of Volunteers, Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation was the featured speaker with a presentation on the Value of Volunteering.
Remembering Ms. Helen M. MarshallMarch 5th, 2017 - Elmcor honors the life of The Honorable Helen M. Marshall who has transitioned to her heavenly resting place. She was a true advocate and loyal friend to her community ( our community), Elmcor, Queens and her beloved New York. We should all aspire to contribute to our communities the way Mrs. Marshall had to hers...."Job Well Done" Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends and the many community activists that have been beneficiaries of the good work she has done. Elmcor is forever grateful for the great support she has provided to our organizations and the families we serve. DONATE NOW! and contribute to the legacy.
Christina - RISE UP Parent ParticipantElmcor’s Strengthening Families Program has been a great experience for my family and me. I grew up as an only child this experience made it difficult when I had my two children. Prior to my participating in the program, my family didn’t understand my challenges in being a mom to my children. While attending the program I interacted with other moms who like me also had multiple children and had similar challenges. (more…)
Jason - Recreation ParticipantElmcor is a fun place to come after school. I have been going to Elmcor since the 8th grade and I keep coming back to spend time with my friends and play basketball. I really like the basketball coaches. They teach us that it is important to work hard on and off the basketball court. They also care about our schoolwork, and they don't let us play basketball if we get bad reports from school. (more…)
Elmcor - Eustace“I come out so I am not home all day alone, watching TV. My family spends time with me and helps me on the weekends. Everyone at the Center makes me feel comfortable and we eat lunch together like lifelong friends would and sit and talk. On Wednesdays, the men’s group meets and they offer me support and encouragement.” (more…)
Every child, every adult can benefit from their experience at Elmcor.
For 50 years Elmcor has been offering many valuable and life-changing activities and experiences for each participant. Every child or adult can experience the life changing experience that is Elmcor.
Read about the recent news and happenings taking place at Elmcor. We are always moving, motivating and reaching every aspect of the community that we support. There is never a day that there isn’t something to report. This is where you can find out about the stories that matter, the stories that have impact on the community, the children, the adults and our future. We are here to share and this is where is starts at Elmcor.