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  • Community Support

The Shorefront Y has a full array of programs that empower adult immigrants to improve their English literacy skills, learn basic computer skills and prepare for employment, new careers and United States citizenship. More than 2,000 adults are involved in our programming every year!

Our Family Social Service department helps individuals and families navigate the social service system, assist with crisis intervention and inform clients about the community and government resources that are available to them. Our goal is to build strong families and community by promoting health and safety, preventing crises and easing the transition into American society.

Family Social Services


We help individuals and families navigate the social service system, assist with crisis intervention and inform clients about the community and government resources that are available to them. Read more.

Special Needs


The Shorefront Y’s programs for people with special needs are designed to increase awareness and education through inclusive programming and services throughout South Brooklyn. Read More.

Senior Living


The NNORC senior community provides cultural programs, wellness and health care programs for our neighbors. The JASA Shorefront Senior Center is a regular source off-recreation, exercise and communal hot meals for seniors. Read more.

English as a Second Language (ESL)


Our Adult Literacy Program offers more than 100 classes a year at convenient timesand locations. There is an average of 20 classes per day, taught in the morning, afternoon or evening in six locations throughout South Brooklyn. Read more.

Vocational Assistance


We offer career planning, resume and cover letter writing, job readiness, placement and retention counseling and career seminars. Read more.

Citizenship Assistance


Our staff assists with translation, informational resources, referrals and support for all issues related to obtaining US citizenship. Read more.