From Our Grassroots Beginnings...
Started as Your All Resident Association (YARA) in 1978, residents of the Kennedy Heights neighborhood came together with the hope of fostering a greater sense of community and creating more activities for neighborhood children. By 1986, the neighborhood association had secured funding, built a community center and incorporated as a non-profit agency. The community center began operating various programs that improved the quality of life of the community residents. Now, second and third additions have been added to the building to meet expanding program needs. The center offers an expanding list of programs and services to the Madison community.
The mission of the Kennedy Heights Community Center is to create a community support network for low to moderate income families; increase available resources and programs to improve the lives of residents and to develop and present social, educational, recreational and cultural programs for children, youth and adults.