The Greenville Housing Authority's Cultural & Recreation Center has developed and implemented a variety of programs aimed at enhancing the opportunities for public housing residents to prosper economically and socially. These programs include Crime Prevention Intervention, Education, Business Development and Athletic Programs.
The main focus of the majority of our programs are our children, who are considered at risk, because of the exposure of illegal drugs, illegal activities and lack of parental supervision. Our goal is to not see the children of public housing today needing to be in public housing when they reach adulthood. Therefore, we stress education and alternative activities as an a avenue for achieving our goal.
Through successful partnership with several educational entities, we are able to offer the following educational programs:
• GED (General Educational Diploma) Program
• After-School Tutorial Program
• Power Reading Club Program
• Individual Tutorial Assistance
• Scholar Club
• Introduction to Computer Courses
• Summer Day Camp
Youth in public housing often have a low self-esteem, which can result in delinquent behavior. The Cultural & Recreation Center was designed to give the youth a positive self image through involvement in arts, sports, cultural instruction and by familiarizing them with community resources through activities and excursions. Services offered at the Cultural and Recreation Center include:
A equipped with a state of the art multimedia entertainment center along with current publications and magazines. The Safe Haven Room serves as a host to a variety of programs (i.e. Movie Night, Teen Night, etc.)
A filled with a large selection of resources materials, fiction and non-fiction reading books, and an array of self-help books and tapes to assist with a few of the following exams.
|• SAT & ACT
• CDL (Commercial Driver License)
• ASVAB (Armed Service Entrance Exam)
A Furnished with the latest version of video games, tabletop games and individual board games. Also, it serves as a meeting room for major events.
A equipped with several multimedia computer systems to be used in gaining computer experience for today's technology.
An that serves as a host for various programs (i.e. Senior Citizen Meetings, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and many more.)
A designed for residents Entrepreneurship and Economic development programs.
• And many other audio and video tapes
is a program of instruction designed to prepare adult students to pass the GED tests in order to earn a high school diploma equivalency. The tests are Language Arts, Writing; Language Arts, Reading; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies. This program is sponsored in partnership with Pitt Community College.
is a after-school tutorial program that tutors students in grades 1 through 3 who are currently not reading at grade level or who have been retained. Click here for more information.
encompasses the public housing community and special events, performances and festivals. As a division, through our programs and activities we encourage youth to discover the wealth of cultural opportunities available to Greenville's citizens. Our classes offer residents the opportunity to explore your creativity; our community events bring our community together for shared experiences; our work with cultural groups showcases the Greenville community's talents.