NIDC Prepares Bronx Families for Back to School

NIDC Prepares Bronx Families for Back to School

By Robert Press



Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. NIDC is proud to announce their Book Bag Giveaways! These events reflect NIDC’s commitment to support Bronx youth in achieving scholarly success. Bronx families had an opportunity to get a free backpack, full of school supplies, for each child in attendance. Events took place at P.S. 96, and Eastchester Garden Cornerstore (ECG). These events are made possible by elected officials, and community based organizations such as Bronx Rising, and NIDC. 

PS 96’s Book Bag Giveaway took place in PS 96’s school yard located at 2385 Olinville Ave, on August 27 at 1pm. It was made possible, in part, by donations from 80th District Leader Remy Salas. ECG’s Book Bag Block Party was hosted at the Eastchester Playground near 3016 Yates Ave, on September 3 at 12pm. 

The events were a reminder for the staff that their work makes a difference. “It was great seeing Bronx families receive a backpack, as a community member being hands on with the kids in and out of school makes me feel like I’m making a difference”.  Maya C. “It was great to be able to give back to the community by providing backpacks and school supplies. It was heartwarming, knowing that it took a burden off many families who might have financial issues”.  Angelique L. 

NIDC’s mission is to prepare youth for a successful future and help build thriving communities. Their youth development services include after school programs for students in grades PreK – 12, summer camp, nightly teen center, and support for Out-of-School Youth.  

Upcoming Events

Back-to-School with Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez

Friday, September 9, 2022
2:00 PM  4:00 PM

Bronx Park East & Waring Avenue 

Friends of Pelham Parkway National Clean Up Day

Saturday, September 17, 2022
11:30 AM  12:30 PM
Near the Rose GardenPelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

NIDC’s 40th Anniversary Block Party

Sunday, October 2, 2022
12:00 PM  5:00 PM

Bronxwood Avenue and Allerton Avenue 

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