Our Programs

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The Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park is home to a number of programs for children and adults of all ages! Take a look at some of the resources offered below.

Photo May 16, 8 41 30 PMOpen Track for Walking: The indoor walking track is available to the public for free during the normal opening hours of The Center. For access, see front desk.




Black-Tutor-with-Black-Student-2-e1299783279257 CommUNITY Scholars Afterschool Tutorial Program: This program partners with tutors (comprised of students and program staff) from Duke University to provide reading, math, and homework tutoring for K-6 students. To register for enrollment or for further information, contact: 919-475-1557.



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West End Community Foundation Computer Lab: Free and open to the public, the lab consists of over 15 Windows computers, available for accessing the Internet, as well as other applications. Printing is free for users who bring their own paper. See front desk for entry.



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Project F.I.N.E: Each Saturday In the months of September through December. Project F.I.N.E provides free tutoring for all students. For more information please free to call (919) 536-4200.





West End Community Foundation Mature Adult Programs: Whether you enjoy playing games, arts and crafts, dancing, potlucks, or just spending time together, this is the program for you! Join new and old friends for a variety of activities and opportunities to socialize! Some programs are also provided in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation. For more information, click here to contact Executive Director, Rebecca Oats, via email.



Photo May 16, 8 41 57 PM Community Basketball Youth League: The West End Community Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Community Basketball Youth League. The games are played throughout the city at different locations. For more information, click here.



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Girls Who Code: We are proud to sponsor the Triangle’s only division of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.



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The Lyon Park ClinicThe Lyon Park Clinic, a joint program of Lincoln Community Health Center and Duke Community Health, was designed with the help of multiple community members to meet the health needs of residents in the South Central Durham community.

General medical care and specialty services include:Employment exams and sports physicals

  • Preventive testing and counseling
  • Well-baby checkups
  • Hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings
  • Appointments for acute illnesses
  • Routine immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • General health education
  • Mental health assessment
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Referrals to specialists

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (919) 536-4205.

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Partners for Youth Opportunity Teen Mentoring Program: The mission of Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO) is to partner with the community to provide Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. For more information, visit PYOPPopportunity.org or call 919-536-4230.


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Durham Parks and Recreation Programs: Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) hosts a variety of programs and activities throughout the year for all ages. Click here to see a list of upcoming events open to the public this month.



afterschool Program for Youth (Ages 13-21)

 Discover Afterschool Program: This exciting program provides children with disabilities a special environment for learning and growing, by providing opportunities to utilize existing skills and develop new ones. Traditional after-school activities are provided, including arts, games, sports, and educational activities. DPR provides a 1:3 staff to participant ratio. Children needing 1:1 support require a family-provided care provider.

Explore Afterschool Program: This program provides an alternative to inclusion, which promotes development of life skills through group activities and exposure to diverse athletic, creative, and educational experiences. If you believe inclusion is not the best option for your child, or he/she is older than 17, Explore is a great option.

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Programs for Adults (Ages 55 and up)

Arts and Crafts: Interested in tapping into your creative side? This arts and crafts program provides the opportunity, through guided instruction. No experience necessary. Your only expense your supplies.

Chair Exercise: This group exercise program will improve your overall health and fitness. All classes are taught to music. Participants are encouraged to wear loose-fitted, athletic-type apparel.

Gospel Movement: Do you enjoy gospel music? Do you enjoy moving your body? Have fun as we create physical movement inspired by gospel music. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring to a bottle of water.

Mature Adult Outings: Do you enjoy spending time with friends and making new ones? Participate in a local trip with DPR. Each month, we travel to the bowling alley, movies, special activities at centers, and much more. Join this group and share your favorite local activity to attend as a group!

Walking Program: Want to live longer and reduce fat gain, cancer risks, heart disease, and diabetes? Do that plus get a free t-shirt! Join DPR and other mature adults who are walking towards a better life.

For more information, click here to contact our Executive Director, Rebecca Oats, via email.

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