The Cypress Hill Local Development Corporation is monitoring all alerts from public health agencies and the government and we want to assure everyone that we are doing everything possible to keep participants, staff, our tenants and our community safe. We want to provide the community with the latest updates on our services during this public health crisis and connect residents and small businesses with the information and resources they will need to weather the Coronavirus pandemic.

See below for the latest updates on our remote services.

Youth Services & College Success Programs

  • After School LIVE!!! All of our afterschool programs at PS 89, PS 7, PS 65, P.S. 214, PS 345, PS 677, IS 171, JHS 218, and Liberty Avenue Middle School are offering online Academic Support and will be launching engaging activities beginning this week.  See below for the schedule. For more information, please email your Afterschool Program Director or call the Cypress Hills LDC hotline at 1-833-4-CYPRES (1-833-429-7737)

  • Beacon is Back! School-Based Community Centers at PS 214 and JHS 218 are now offering modified recreational program activities online and will be launching new activities each week.  To participate in some of your favorite activities contact your Beacon Director, visit our website or call the Cypress Hills LDC hotline at 1-833-4-CYPRES (1-833-429-7737)

  • The Beacon Family Place is open for intake for families with children 17 and under seeking counseling and support. The program is providing primarily telehealth services at the current time. To request services or make a referral, please email and

  • College STEPS/Persistence Program is open to anyone in need of support or assistance during their college career!

  • Student Success Centers at Franklin K. Lane Campus and Thomas Jefferson Campus and the Community Schools program at the Lane campus have transitioned to remote work. College Counselors are in touch with all high school seniors to help them evaluate their college acceptances and ensure financial aid and college enrollment. We will be reaching out to all juniors to work on their college lists and essays.

  • College Persistence Office will conduct conference calls, video chats and webinars for college students supporting them as they transition to digital learning.

After School Online Schedule

Beacon Community Centers

JHS 218 -

Program schedule:  3:30 - 8:30pm

Activities: Academic support, dance, gaming, karate, drama, girl talk,etc...


PS 214 -

Program schedule: 2:30 - 4:00pm

Activities: Academic Support: Instructor-led activities & Ready Readers  


Middle School Programming

Liberty After School -

Program schedule: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Activities: Academic Support (Modifications), All Activities (Pre-recorded) 


CLC - IS 171 & Highland Park Community School,

Program schedule: 2PM-3:30PM

Activities: Academic Support,  Activities live and pre recorded), Middle School Student Success Center. 

After School Google Classroom Code: swfttgo

MSSSC Google Classroom Code: 

     -For 7th Grade Students: IG3QMWT

     -For 8th Grade Students: SZZ5NB5

For more updates from the Community Learning Center, follow us on Instagram @communitylearningcenter171hpcs


Elementary School Programs

PS89 -

Program schedule: 2:30pm - 5:00 PM 

Activities: Academic Support starts April13th, All other activities  begin April 20th


PS 7 Kid's Clubhouse -

Program schedule: 2:15-5:15 PM 

Activities: Academic Support, Health & Fitness & Instructor-led 


PS65 -

Program schedule: 3pm -5 PM 

Activities: Ramp Up K-3 All activities start on April 14th. Activities for grades 4-5 launch April 20th


PS 345 -

Program schedule: 3pm - 5 pm 

Activities: Academic Support, All activities (Literacy & Stem) 


PS677 - &

Program schedule: 2:30-4:30 pm

Activities: Academic Support, Literacy and Fitness

Career and Education Services

  • TE@CH CDL training for young adults is going online. We will be taking new participants every week

  • High School Equivalency/YouthLEAD: HSE classes have moved to online instruction. To register for the program, fill out the DYCD application here. For assistance or questions, please contact our staff: Malcolm at (347) 383-8391 or Jessen at (347) 201-1936. 

  • SYEP is canceled for Summer 2020

  • Building East New York construction skills training classes resumed online on 3/31/20. The class is full, but if you or someone you know is interested in construction sector employment opportunities please email Catherine Genao at

  • Cypress Hills Business Partners - we are available to help small businesses resolve problems, weather this storm and apply for emergency benefits. Please call (929) 333-5825 for assistance.

  • CHAMPION Network is providing services for current students but no new applications are being accepted.

Community Development

  • We are always available to the tenants living in our affordable housing developments. We are working with our property managers to ensure that the cleaning and disinfecting of our buildings has been increased and that we can help with emergency needs. We will be providing additional supports for our senior housing building and elderly residing in our other properties.

  • Look for on-line Charlas and cooking demonstrations to be posted on our website.

  • SNAP Enrollment & Emergency Food Resources

    • We can still help you apply for SNAP (food stamps) to purchase food for your family and receive info to be connected to emergency food. Call (732) 860-8589 or email We can help over the phone or via video such as Zoom or Google Hangouts. No in person visit is needed.


  • Community Land Trusts

    • Our East New York Community Land Trust Initiative work is moving forward through phone conferences and other virtual platforms. If you are interested in getting involved, please email or call (929) 279-3541.

Housing Counseling

  • All housing counseling will take place via phone, text, and email. We will contact everyone that we are currently working with to set up a time for you to drop off any documents that may be pending on your case.

  • If you are facing a housing problem - like foreclosure or lack of services in your building - do not hesitate to contact us and we will provide advice, advocate for you, arrange for legal representation, etc.

  • There is a moratorium on evictions in New York City.

Community Organizing

  • Now is the time to influence those in power to implement new laws and provide the resources that our community needs to stop displacement and respond to this public health crisis.

  • With so many of us forced to be home - we can advocate for affordable and sustainable housing and jobs/ economic stimulus for our community.

  • Let's complete the Census and be engaged in planning for now and when we pass this. We'll be sending more information on both in the weeks ahead.

We have set up a Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation centralized phone number to field all inquiries during the crisis - call 1.833.4CYPRES to get in touch with any of our programs and we will get you connected to the staff member that can handle your inquiry.

  • We will continue to update social media and websites as things change. We will also be circulating information on local food pantries and other emergency services.


  • Again, I want to thank you for your patience during this time as we do our best to deal with this unprecedented situation. Special thanks to the maintenance and facilities team who have been cleaning and disinfecting our offices and buildings. We hope that we can resume normal operations soon. We know many in the community rely on our vital programs.


  • The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline specifically for COVID-19. The number is 1-888-374-3065. We also recommend the following City website for the latest information:


  • Thank you, again for your patience! Cypress Hills/East New York is a strong, resilient community where residents always pull together to protect to the most vulnerable - I know in this unprecedented time, that spirit will shine through. Stay safe and healthy!

Public Health Tips & Community Resources
Click here to Learn How To Protect yourself and Others

Click here to see Feeding Sites in your area

Cypress Hills-Fulton Street Senior Center - 3208 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Cypress Hills Adult Social Club - 475 Fountain Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208

Pick up grab and go Lunch

11:30am - 12:30pm

You can continue to reach out to us at (833) 4CYPRES. We will continue to update social media and websites as things change.

To get regular updates on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.

Administrative Office:


625 Jamaica Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11208-1203

Phone: (718) 647-2800

Fax: (718) 647-2805

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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