DORCAS is the Development Organization Reaching Children to Achieve Success; we're a youth based non-profit organization based in Jamaica Queens, NY. Our mission is to cater to the educational and social needs of today's youth and their families. We intend to revive the essence of culture and arts in Queens, New York, to vivify a passion for knowledge among our young people and to immerse and engage them in sciences. Our programs also emphasis civic and community engagement.
Since its origin DORCAS has expanded to include health and human services, we have been responsible for raising health awareness to our community through annual health fairs and testing and screening events. We have also aided in temporary housing. Our desire is to restore hope, revive education, and renew bodies souls and spirits. Dorcas is an all encompassing community oasis and meets a varied array of needs.
“Joining DORCAS has a wide array of benefits. Our programs and our resources are as diverse as the young people we serve. We emphasize that a fulfilling life includes both physical and spiritual well being. There is a need for advocacy in our communities and DORCAS is here to meet this need.”
“It was a positive and engaging experience for both myself and the students. The program offered them a chance to learn materials hands on and in a relaxed environment. Unlike similar programs this one was run in its entirety by college students who can relate better to the students but are responsible enough to maintain order.”
Unfortunately there will be no summer camp service for DORCAS this summer, as we dedicate this summer to planning and fundraising please stay tuned for summer 2013 registration in February. IF you need help finding summer care for your child please contact Tiffany Williams. Tiffany@dorcasny.org Be BLESSED!