Neighborhood Centers is a community based, family centered human services agency offering programs in area schools and neighborhoods including Broadway, Pheasant Ridge, and Breckenridge.
Neighborhood Centers History
In the fall of 1973, residents from the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood (then know as the Mark IV Apartments) came together out of a concern for their neighborhood. They were troubled by recent vandalism and disputes between neighbors.
This group of concerned neighbors shared a simple desire to create a more peaceful neighborhood. They decided they needed a common space – a neighborhood center – where children could gather for safe and fun after school activities. A place where families could meet to know one another.
They approached apartment management and were given the use of a three-bedroom apartment. In October of 1973 Neighborhood Centers was born.
In 1990, we expanded and built a 6,000 square foot facility on Broadway Street to serve the families in southeast Iowa City. A few years later we started working in the mobile home neighborhood bringing resources and programs to undeserved families. In recent year, we have offered preschool and after school programs through the Grant Wood Mark Twain Elementary schools on the east side of Iowa City.
Our family-centered and community-based approach offers a long term commitment to families in the neighborhoods we serve. By offering a consistent and stable neighborhood presence, we provide a balanced mixture of programs and activities that built community and teach new skills.
Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center
2651 Roberts Rd. Iowa City, IA Phone: 319-354-2886 Fax: 319-358-0484
Broadway Neighborhood Center
2105 Broadway St. Iowa City, IA Phone: 319-354-7989 Fax: 319-354-8117