Community Centers

Our Community Centers Program provides a safe and nurturing environment for nearly 100 youth daily from low-income neighborhoods, at no cost to families. These centers are located in the Anchorage neighborhoods of Loussac Place and Mountain View.

Just like all of our before and after school programs, community centers  offer youth a learning experience that promotes making healthy life choices, a focus on establishing caring, mentoring, adult relationships and a nurturing space to encourage social and emotional growth. The extra enrichment time before and after school has been shown to help enhance the lives of students who may have less access to books or enrichment at home. Research has also shown that quality after-school programs can improve school attendance by nurturing a sense of belonging, creating a connection to caring adults, and providing academic enrichment–all of make children more likely to go to school.

We do not offer “drop in” care, so please register online or give us a call at (907) 279-3551

“When I see the students at Camp Fire in the morning, I see smiling faces. They’re at ease, they don’t look stressed at all and they’re enjoying being here. That’s what I love.”
– John Kito, Principal at Tyson Elementary

058020Tyson Elementary
Our morning program provides a safe and consistent environment for neighborhood kids before school. Our longtime relationship with Tyson Elementary school staff has helped ensure that Tyson youth start their day off ready to learn each and every morning. Regular hours are 7am until school starts.

Loussac Place Program
Thanks to a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority, we are able to offer an after school and summer program to kids in the Loussac Place neighborhood or who attend North Star Elementary. Regular hours are 3:30pm to 6pm daily. 

Our Centers Programs are funded in part by a grant from the Municipality of Anchorage, and with support from key partners including the Anchorage School District, BP, ConocoPhillips, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Cook Inlet Regional Corporation, Northrim Bank, United Way of Anchorage and Wells Fargo. Additional support is provided by  individual donors.


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