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The George F. Johnson Dream Center for Community Empowerment

List of Programs Winter 2012-2013

   Dragon Slayers Winter Basketball League

Learn the FUNdamentals of basketball in a basketball youth group.  Sign up is each year in November.  Practice is at Sarah Jane Johnson Church, 308 Main Street, Monday's 4:30 to 6:30 and Thursday's 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Games are at BLVD United Methodist Church on Saturday mornings near the arch, on Floral Ave.

"Bike Day!"

The Dream Center holds a bike drive for youth 8 years of age and up each year, to help youth get to fun and safe programs and parks for an alternative to the street. Bikes are collected year round and can be dropped off at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 308 Main Street, Johnson City, NY, Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 am to 1 PM. The give away takes place on the second Saturday of May each year, from 1 to 4 PM in the Wilson Hospital parking lot next to Sarah Jane Johnson Church. Youth are referred to the event by area agencies, where they receive a helmet, are fitted to a bike, must take a safety course and agree to wear a helmet while riding. 

To make this program possible, there is a need for team leaders on the day of the giveaway, donations of backpacks and locks, and people to work with the Southern Tier Bike Club to recondition bikes. Contact Person: Patricia Cardin 797-3938 X 113.

The bike give away underscores the spirit of community empowerment with the collaboration of:

Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church

The George F. Johnson Dream Center for Community Empowerment

The Southern Tier Bicycle Club

The Village of Johnson City

The Johnson City School District

The Broome County Traffic Safety Department

The Johnson City Police and Fire Departments


A scholarship program that gives reconditioned computers to graduating seniors.  To receive an application, youth must be the first in their family to graduate or or go on to secondary education.    


                          Click Here To Sign Up Upon Finishing The Shift Application

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Lordís Table Dinner Tuesday's 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Having trouble making ends meet, or difficulty cooking?

Let us make a delicious, free, community supper for you.