As an IRS 501 (c)(3) free standing community-based and community-guided not-for-profit organization in the heart of Inwood, ICS has survived financially over the past 36+ years through essentially three sources of revenue:

  • Government contracts attained through rigorous RFP (Request for Proposal) processes
  • Medicaid, Medicare and insurance fees for ICS’s professionally-licensed clinical services
  • The generosity of community residents and other ICS supporters

This last category of support enables ICS to enhance certain of its programs and activities and also offset the costs of what have become ICS traditions: the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Fund and the annual ICS Christmas Holiday Toy Drive.

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ics-icons-ms366Funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, this COMPASS program serves adolescents between the ages of 10 to 14, who attend Washington Heights Academy.

As part of ICS’s Youth Department mission to facilitate youth development through empowerment, prevention, and intervention this program employs art not only as a vehicle validate young people’s experiences, but also enhance growth in creative and holistic ways. This approach provides a safe space to create, think, communicate, and problem solve freely, through activities that build leadership skills and develop the self.

Aligned with the guidelines of DYCD of providing STEM, leadership, and literacy components, the program offers the following services and activities: Acrobatics, Dance, Visual Arts, Young Leaders, Basketball, Art Therapy, and Homework Help.

The program’s staff consists of college students, graduates, and NYS licensed teachers. It operates Monday through Friday, 2:40-5:40pm, and on most holidays, 8:00am – 1:00pm.

For more information, contact:

Vallerie Matos
Unit Director
(212) 942-0043 Ext: 178
valleriem@inwoodcs.org

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