Catharine Street Community Center (CSCC) promotes and coordinates educational, health and cultural programming that enriches and enhances the lives of individuals, children and families in Dutchess County.

For nearly a century, Catharine Street Community Center has fulfilled its mission of supporting families in Dutchess County through our education, after-school and summer enrichment programs. We are constantly looking for ways we can enrich the lives of our youth and their families by creating a healthy environment of learning.

Our mission becomes firmer and clearer each year. From its beginning, Catharine Street Community Center gained a reputation for its caring and concern for children and families. That care and concern continue today as we assist individuals, children and families to acquire and strengthen the tools necessary to cope with our challenging economic and social needs.

By providing Catharine Street Community Center’s invaluable services and opportunities, we can help build a better community. Like Martin Luther King Jr., we too have a dream….and through your support, the dreams and aspirations of many youths will come true at Catharine Street Community Center.

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Join us for the 31st Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast – Friday, January 21, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 7:15am Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Poughkeepsie, New York Limited Attendance (In Person) Program COVID-19 Protocols Observed 2021-2022 SPONSORS Grand Sponsors Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors SilverRead More...
By : sadams | Jan 10, 2022

Save The Date: Friday, January 22th, 2021 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Save The Date:Friday, January 22nd, 2021 – Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast – 30th Anniversary Webinar Details:Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast – 30th AnniversaryWhen: Jan 22, 2021 12:00 PM EasternRead More...
By : Catharine Center | Aug 25, 2020

The Blind Boys of Alabama – March 23, 2019

Poughkeepsie Day School & Catharine Street Community Center Present: The Blind Boys of AlabamaSaturday March 23, 2019 Doors Open 12:45pm • Program at 1pm • Concert at 2pm Tickets: $55 each(all proceedsRead More...
By : Catharine Center | Jan 26, 2019

Save The Date: Friday, January 25th, 2019 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Save The Date: Friday, January 25th, 2019 – Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
By : Catharine Center | Aug 25, 2018

Award-Winning CBS Journalist To Give Keynote Address at MLK Breakfast

January 10, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Award-Winning CBS Journalist Maurice DuBois Will Give Keynote Address at Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Poughkeepsie (1/19) PUBLIC CONTACT: Catharine Street Community Center, catharinecenter.org,Read More...
By : Catharine Center | Jan 8, 2018

Summer Enrichment Program Starts Soon!

Summer Enrichment Program Starts Soon – Register by June 15th! Click HERE for program details.
By : Catharine Center | Apr 1, 2016

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.

― Martin Luther King Jr.,

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

― Martin Luther King Jr.,

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

― Martin Luther King Jr.,