Southside Recreation Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1964. Southside Rec. has a mission of

  1. providing behavioral guidance,

  2. promoting healthy,social,educational, vocational, recreational, and character development of youth and other members of the community.

In the beginning, Southside Recreation Center gave African-American youth, a supervised place to play and have fun in an era when other recreational facilities were off limits to non-whites.

Today, Southside Recreation Center serves over 100 youth each year of all ethnicity with prevention/intervention programming that positively affects change for children and families and encourages wholesome and healthy lifestyles.

Southside Recreation Center is a multi-service center where a variety of youth and adult services are coordinated in a highly visible, accessible facility that is secure against crime and illegal drug activity.

For 50+ years, Southside has continued to be a catalyst in the community and has evolved to meet the most urgent demands of high-risk, low income youth and their families.