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Beacon Community Centers

​​​​CAMBA administers Beacon Centers at schools across Brooklyn. Beacons are community centers serving the whole family (children and adults) and offering a variety of services and activities to enhance community engagement and healthy living. Beacons operate after school, during the evening and on weekends and represent city-wide cooperation with the NYC Department of Yo​​​uth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Department of Education.

All of CAMBA’s Beacon Centers offer Teen ACTION programs, which seek to cultivate an ethic of service, develop life skills and critical thinking skills, develop leadership skills and promote commitment to academic achievement through a chance to engage in structured learning, service projects and reflection.

School Year Hours: Monday to Friday, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
School Year Evening Hours: Monday to Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Summer Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ​

Beacon 166

800 Van Siclen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
T: (718) 675-3355

Program Summary: Beacon 166 is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement (tutoring, financial literacy, college and career readiness)​
  • An after-school program and summer camp for elementary and middle school youth
  • Career awareness/school to work transition
  • Civic engagement/community building
  • Community events (Women’s History Month, open house, back to school)
  • Culture and arts (theater arts, adult line dancing, Zumba)
  • Life skills (leadership/mentorship programs)
  • Recreation/health and fitness (football, basketball, fencing, soccer and track)​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and Adults
Clients Served Annually: 2,000
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.

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Beacon 269

1957 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
T: (718) 462-2597

Program Summary: Beacon 269 is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Adult education (adult computer classes, adult basic education classes)
  • Academic enhancement (college prep and tours, history, journalism, Science, Technology, Engineering and <
  • Mathematics (STEM), tutoring)​
  • An after-school program and summer camp for elementary and middle school youth
  • Career awareness/school to work transition
  • Civic engagement/community building (Leadership and Youth Council)
  • Community events
  • Culture and arts (dance, step, filmmaking, media arts)
  • Life skills (financial literacy)
  • Recreation/health and fitness (chess, karate, soccer)​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and Adults
Clients Served Annually: 1,200
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.

Beacon 271 at The John M. Coleman Campus

1137 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233
T: (718) 345-5904

Program Summary: Beacon 271 is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Adult education
  • Academic enhancement (“Books and Basketball”)
  • An after-school program and summer camp for elementary and middle school youth
  • Career awareness/school to work transition
  • Civic engagement/community building (Leadership and Youth Council)
  • Community events
  • Culture and arts (drumline)
  • Life skills
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health fairs, award-winning archery program)​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and Adults
Clients Served Annually: 1,200
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.