Youth Services


Joesiah Gonzalez

Director of Youth Services

Phone 413.746-4885 ext. 206

Cell 413.306-7715

[email protected]

From summer camps and sports and recreation activities to homework assistance, skill and leadership building, and more, take advantage of our great youth services listed below.

NNCC Youth Center

The NNCC Youth Center services ALL youth ages 11-18 at the Gerena Tunnel. Providing services such as: Homework assistance, weekly raffles, sports and active recreation, positive skill building and leadership development (Ask about our NNCC Youth Council!) Funded through CSI Shannon Grant, DPH’s Youth at Risk Grant (YARG), and the City of Springfield’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Summer in The City

Summer in The City is a 6-week summer camp serving ages 5-12, engaging in the following activities: swimming, weekly field trips, themed days and an end of camp talent show. Funded through Springfield’s Community Development Block Grant.

Gun Violence Prevention Unit

This multi-agency collaborative effort is funded through DPH’s GVP Grant. NNCC serves as the lead agency to the YWCA, MLK Family Services, Smith College’s Project Coach and Public Health Institute of Western Mass. The team is comprised of Street Outreach Workers, Mentors, a Clinician, working with High Risk Youth ages 17-24, referring to programs such as YWCA’s Youth Build and other gun violence diversion tactics.