The mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs. Learn more about the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am–10:00pm
Address & Phone:
790 Central Avenue
Income Tax Preparation
The Y is here to provide the resources our communities need.
When: Appointments are available January 21 to April 15 Tuesdays 10am – 2pm and Thursdays 4 pm – 8 pm. Please call 203 393 8920 to set up an Appointment
Who: Anyone who grossed under $52,000 in 2013
Where: Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, 790 Central Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06607
Additional Info: All preparers are IRS certified.
Harding Resource Center
The Harding Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, Warren Harding High School and the City of Bridgeport Board of Education. Our mission is to offer quality, educational, and interactive after school programming for the Warren Harding High School student body. Clubs are held in the fall, winter and spring sessions in addition to year-long clubs.
SATURDAY FUN DAY!
Join us for supervised games and open resource center
WHO: For boys and girls grades 5-12
WHEN: Every Saturday 10:30 am-2:00pm
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call for registration details.
Learn Grow Thrive
Join the RTCC Y Young Women’s Society!
The YMCA Young Women’s Society offers young women an opportunity to further develop their personal, professional and civic lives.
Who: Young Women Ages 12 – 19
When: Wednesdays at 4:00
Where: RTCC YMCA Teen Room
More Information: RTCC Young Womens Society
Arts & Humanities
Ages: 4 – 12
Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment. Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development.
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts can be a fun way to encourage creativity in children and help them focus their minds on completing a set task. For older children Arts & Crafts is a way to gain a better understanding of artistic and design skills that could help in their futures.
This program is designed to teach kids a little history about cultural drum music and allow them to listen and play as well.
Music has been a part of youth education for a long time. Music lessons aid in the enhancement of a child’s spatial reasoning and creative thought and is essential to their success in math and science.
After School Program
The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.