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.

Connecticut River Valley YouthBuild (CRV YB)

CRV YouthBuild serves youth in the Connectivut River Valley region while based in Springfield the metro center of Western Massachusetts. CRV YouthBuild became an affiliate of YouthBuild USA and recognized program of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition 2021, securing funding to commence programing for out of school youth to complete High School Diploma equivalency and pursue either a focus in Construction or CRV YB’s Construction Plus track which has a focus in the health care industry. Some of the program outcomes are significant educational gains and industry recognized certificates upon completion. Our first cohort of students will begin April of 2021!


For more information contact our Director of Youth Services.

Gun Violence Prevention Unit


This multi-agency collaborative effort is funded through DPH’s GVP Grant. NNCC serves as the lead agency to the , MLK Family Services, African Diaspora Mental Health Association (ADMHA) and Public Health Institute of Western Mass. The team is comprised of Street Outreach Workers, clinical support, working with at-risk youth ages 17-24.


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.