East New York Farms
For almost 60 years, the United Community Centers (UCC) has been a front-line service provider and organizer in East New York, one of Brooklyn’s most hard-pressed low income communities. UCC was founded in 1954, and incorporated in 1959, by tenants, mostly women, in two New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings, who were looking for integrated, quality educational and social programs for their children. UCC was the first tenant-run community center in a NYCHA building. What began as a small organization in a housing project has evolved over the last 60 years into a multi-service center that has continually responded to the needs of and changes in the community.