About JJBCC

The John J Byrne Community Center’s primary goal is to serve the residents of Uniondale with access to quality programs for children, youth, and families.

We manage the facilities to make it easier for community organizations to be effective at their core missions of providing services the community needs. Our community benefits exponentially from our combined efforts to serve.

As an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, over the past thirty or more years, we wake up every day with one passion – serving our community.

Our Mission is to provide community gathering space for children and adults of every walk of life to safely pursue opportunities for growth, enjoyment, exploring, and general well-being.

Meeting in public spaces are opportunities to connect, learn and truly interact with others. For some, it’s an opportunity to give of oneself, for others, a chance to improve their quality of life.

Our goal is to foster positive community relationships in open, safe, enjoyable gathering spaces, where connections and interactions are easy to come by, irrespective of generational gaps, cultures, ethnicities, or lifestyles.

Our Values

Our values spring from the feeling that childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery.

When provided with an environment for learning and sharing, children, teenagers, and adults will flourish and prosper.

They will learn to master and safely express their feelings and address life’s challenges.

Our Vision

Our values spring from the feeling that childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery.

When provided with an environment for learning and sharing, children, teenagers, and adults will flourish and prosper. They will learn to master and safely express their feelings and address life’s challenges.

Our Story

How We Got Started

Over thirty-five years ago, we founded the Uniondale Neighborhood Center to offer after-school activities for underprivileged youth. As challenging as the venture has been, we successfully acquired two adjacent properties to relocate Uniondale’s existing youth project.

The facilities have served after-school and summer camp programs addressing youth and families needs. In addition, it has been meeting the needs of a cross-section of community organizations, where many community initiatives were given birth at the meeting spaces we provide.

Where We Are Now

After many years of challenging work, a brand new 3,865 square-feet community center facility on the 64-acres A. Holly Patterson campus is imminent.

The facility comprises two sizeable multipurpose meeting rooms, some smaller spaces, a pantry, and adequate parking facilities that will significantly improve our ability to provide community services.

What our plans are

The new facility will provide a foundation for our next phase of service. Our plans include addressing needs such as affordable childcare, recreation and athletics, special needs, health, and workforce development.