Cultural & Recreation Center
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville's Cultural & Recreation Center has developed and implemented a variety of programs aimed at enhancing the opportunities for public housing residents to prosper economically and socially. These programs include Crime Prevention Intervention, Education, Business Development, and Athletic Programs.
The main focus of the majority of our programs is our children, who are considered at risk because of their exposure of illegal drugs, illegal activities, and lack of parental supervision. Our goal is to not see the children of public housing today needing to be in public housing when they reach adulthood. Therefore, we stress education and alternative activities as an avenue for achieving our goal.
Through successful partnerships with several educational entities, we are able to offer the following educational programs:
- GED (General Educational Diploma) Program
- After-School Tutorial Program
- Individual Tutorial Assistance
- Introduction to Computer Courses
- Summer Day Camp
Youth in public housing often have low self-esteem, which can result in delinquent behavior. The Cultural & Recreation Center was designed to give the youth a positive self-image through involvement in arts, sports, and cultural instruction and by familiarizing them with community resources through activities and excursions. Services offered at the Cultural and Recreation Center include:
A Safe Haven Room is equipped with a state-of-the-art multimedia entertainment center along with current publications and magazines. The Safe Haven Room serves as host to a variety of programs for our youth and adult residents.
A Multi-Purpose Room Furnished with the latest version of video games, tabletop games, and individual board games. Also, it serves as a meeting room for major events.
A Computer Learning Lab equipped with several multimedia computer systems to be used in gaining computer experience for today's technology.
An Activity Room that serves as a host for various programs (i.e., Senior Citizen Meetings, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and many more.)
A Commercial Kitchen designed for residents' Entrepreneurship and Economic development programs.
The Transitional Studies - Partnership through Pitt Community College is a program of instruction designed to prepare adult students to pass the GED tests in order to earn a high school diploma equivalency. The tests are Language Arts, Writing; Language Arts, Reading; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies.
Partnership For Progress is an after-school tutorial program that tutors students in grades 1 through 3 who are currently not reading at grade level or who have been retained. For more information, please click here.