Community Giving / News

National CACFP week is March 17-23. 

National CACFP week is March 17-23. During National CACFP Week, The Neighborhood Center, a New York State based non-profit sponsor of the CACFP joins with Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, and Fulton family child care providers in acknowledging the many ways our community benefits from the CACFP. Research also indicates that participating in the CACFP isContinue reading →

3rd Annual Gala Di Mistero set for April 5th

3rd Annual Gala Di Mistero set for April 5th

Masquerade Ball 2019 theme, “Atlantis: Adventure Under the Sea” Benefits The Neighborhood Center UTICA, NY…Celebrate with a mysterious and intriguing evening, “Gala Di Mistero,” 7 p.m. Friday, April 5th at Yahnundasis, New Hartford NY. This year the theme is a masquerade ball in Atlantis – Adventure Under the Sea. The evening, a benefit for TheContinue reading →


The Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Institute is proud to announce that the 16th Annual Auction & Dinner in support of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. will be held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at Harts Hill Inn. The event, which runs from 6-9pm is action packed with both a silent auction and live auction. OverContinue reading →

Neighborhood Center Accepting Students for Pre-K Program

The Neighborhood Center, Inc, is currently accepting students for their Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. The Center partners with the Utica City School District to offer morning and afternoon UPK programs to 4-year-olds living within the district. Child Care services are available on-site before and after UPK hours (scholarship rate and DSS subsidies are accepted). Applications willContinue reading →

Bites, Brews and Tunes to Benefit Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Bites, Brews and Tunes, a special fun-filled event to benefit The Neighborhood Center, Inc., takes place 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at Mohawk Valley Community College Utica campus. “Bites” from food vendors include Holy Smoques Barbecue, Mangia Macrina Wood-Fired Pizza, El Jefe Tacos, Come Fry With Me, Polish Roadhouse, The Gyro Cart, TheContinue reading →

Open Access: New Drug Addiction Help Program

July 18, 2018 – Here at The Neighborhood Center, Inc. we are expanding our services. Learn more about the Open Access program in Sandy’s recent interview with Eyewitness News HERE.

The Neighborhood Center Receives Refugee Grant

July 2, 2018 – Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced Monday, that through collaborative efforts facilitated by the county, $538,893 has been awarded by the Central New York Care Collaborative to improve the healthcare of the local refugee population. The funding will be awarded to the Neighborhood Center, Inc., as the lead agency, alongContinue reading →

New Neighborhood Center Facilities to be Dedicated

The Neighborhood Center, Inc. will celebrate the completion of Phase Four of a multiphase project of the Dr. Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Campus with a ribbon cutting and ice cream social noon, Wednesday, June 27 at its facilities at 16 Mary Street.   The new play space will include a new and improved basketballContinue reading →

MCAT Program Director Amy Borrows’ Interview with the Observer-Dispatch

May 29, 2018 – Our very own Amy Barrows, program director of MCAT was interviewed by the Observer-Dispatch earlier this week in the article ‘Teenagers confront teen suicide their way’.  Read how Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School (VVS) students initiated this interview HERE.  

7th Annual Relay for Life Kids Walk Held in Utica

Apr. 25, 2018 Check out the full video HERE. UTICA – It was a rainy day for the 7th annual Relay For Life Kids Walk on Wednesday morning. The walk began and ended at the Neighborhood Center in Utica. It’s put on each year by Team Rays of Hope, which was formed six years agoContinue reading →