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Ground broken in Bayside on Korean nonprofit group’s expanded community center

 

A Korean nonprofit organization has started the process of expanding the new community center it recently established at the former site of the Bayside Jewish Center.

Korean Community Services (KCS) moved into the the property at 203-05 32nd Ave. earlier this year. The 35,300-square-foot facility on a 54,000-square-foot lot is equipped with meeting rooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, banquet hall, classrooms and office space.

According to preliminary renderings of the group’s planned renovations, plans include the addition of art and learning classrooms, a senior and adult care center, recreation area and a universal preschool space.

“You can always tell what an organization is going to accomplish by where it’s been,” Borough President Melinda Katz said at the May 16 groundbreaking. “And KCS has been an unbelievable partner in so many services that are so desperately needed throughout this great borough of Queens and throughout the city of New York.”

Through the new headquarters, the nonprofit will offer services including adult daycare, after-school programs, English as a Second Language classes and immigration services to people from all walks of life.

The borough president also announced that she, Councilman Paul Vallone and Councilman Barry Grodenchik together allocated close to $3 million to help with the center’s day-to-day operations.

See Full Article at Queens Courier