Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

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The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) is a Jewish non-profit organization based in Brooklyn.[1][2][3] JCCGCI was founded in 1973.[4][5] The organization's Executive Director is Rabbi Moshe Weiner.[6][7]

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) is a community-based organization with a citywide scope, serving individuals and families throughout the five boroughs of New York City with a wide range of social services, as well as capacity-building support to other non-profit organizations, citywide.

We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, founded in 1973, dedicated to improving the quality of life for the frail elderly, the vocationally disadvantaged, underprivileged immigrants and educationally at-risk youth of our city.

The JCCGCI has five divisions: Senior Support Systems, Vocational Support Systems, educational Support Systems, Community Support Systems, Management Support Systems- The NonProfit Helpdesk

For more than forty years, Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) has provided vital services for highly vulnerable Brooklyn (and for some services - City-wide) residents of all ages and backgrounds and has enhanced the capacities of scores of other nonprofit agencies throughout the city to aid poor, disabled, and other at-risk New Yorkers. Each day as many as 2,500 people directly benefit from the JCCGCI’s services for homebound and active older adults (such as homecare, medical transportation, home delivered meals, and multiple senior center sites including operating one of the ten new Innovative Senior Centers in NYC), and a wide range of vocational, educational, and entitlement counseling programs. Major Program Centers JCCGCI has five divisions: ■ Senior Support Systems provides homecare, transportation [Borough-wide for Holocaust survivors], friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, senior center services (at five sites), congregate and home-delivered meals, case assistance, Sunday Senior Center services and ESL/Civics instruction to elderly refugees;

■ Vocational Support Systems [Citywide] provides occupational skills training in fields which are in market demand, such as computer, medical and office fields, along with employment counseling and job placement to unemployed and under-employed individuals. We provided Internship Placement Services to student recipients of Public Assistance last year. In addition, we provide Adult Literacy to limited English-speaking individuals who require enhanced language and employment skills to advance in their careers (or secure employment) and skills training & job placement services to individuals in numerous low-income immigrant communities last year;

■ Educational Support Systems [multi-Borough] provides dropout prevention, extended school day (including homework and tutoring assistance), attendance improvement, peer mentoring and parental support services to students in Brooklyn; college and career preparation services to students at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn through the Horizons Academy; Comprehensive Afterschool System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) Programs at 2 sites, and an Advantage After School Program providing after-school programming to children of indigent, immigrant families in several Brooklyn neighborhoods and Queens; and Intergenerational Services.

■ Management Support Systems (now known as the “Nonprofit Helpdesk”)[Citywide] has assisted hundreds of nonprofits, in all five boroughs, by providing capacity building technical assistance to improve the management capacity, efficiency and accountability of their programmatic, fiscal and administrative operations.

■ Community Support Systems [Local Southern Brooklyn Community] focuses primarily on the southern Brooklyn neighborhoods adjacent to where JCCGCI’s central offices are located. Initial program offerings comprising our “Community Support Systems” division include: “Operation Hood” Coney Island Cure Violence Initiative (the goals of the Cure Violence model are to stop shootings and prevent injuries and fatalities in areas identified with high incidence of gun violence); NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Program (this program consists of the Community Organization Active in Disasters (COAD) & Public Services Program and the NY Rising Community Centers Program); “Urban Neighborhood Services” Multi- Service Center (Our “Urban Neighborhood Services” Multi- Center consists of community services). Community Housing Preservation Initiative, Domestic Violence and Empowerment Initiative, Mental Health Therapeutic Services, the Coney Island anti-violence collaborative; and School-based Conflict Resolution programming.


Hurricane Sandy[edit]

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the central offices of the JCCGCI sustained heavy damage.[8] A senior center run by the organization was also affected.[7]

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Official website