About Dansville Community Center…

Who are we?

The Dansville Community Center is a subsidiary brand of Dansville Foursquare Church which is covered under the nonprofit 501(C)3 status EIN 94-3131586 in NYS. Programmatic and fiscal oversight for the Center falls under an advisory council (please visit the staff page for a list of council members). 
 
The Dansville Community Center believes that every person who comes to the Center and or participates in our programs should leave with an enhanced feeling of self-worth, of contentment, and of having achieved a level of self-confidence and general well-being. We believe every person both young and old should have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fun activities that stimulate, challenge and improve mind, body, and spirit. The community center adds to the quality of life in Dansville by providing healthy alternative opportunities to grow and experience life, to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally in the context of true community. community center adds to the quality of life in Dansville by providing healthy alternative opportunities to grow and experience life, to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally in the context of true community. 

Brief Organizational History

Dansville Foursquare Church (DFC), used to rent space to local business Rogers & Tenbrook Lumber and Hardware store. Eventually Rogers & Tenbrook left to build their own building on Maple St. DFC sought what next to do with the space. It was decided to do something for the community versus seeking out another tenant. The original plan was to create a seperate 501(c)3 entity for the Community Center. This was done and operated for 2 years. Unfortunately, the costs associated with operating the Community Center proved too much. It was decided to move the Community Center organization back under the umbrella of Dansville Foursquare Church. This move allowed for taking advantage of economies of scale through providing and streamlining such things as: administrative support, property insurance, employee disability & Workmans comp through Foursquare programs. The Community Center operates as a brand of DFC, including maintaining a separate budget. All proceeds from fundraising are 100% spent on Community Center objectives.  The Community Center is meant to be a blessing to the community. There has never been or will be a religious (proselytizing) agenda with Community Center programs. 

What do we do?

The Center offers the community a gathering place for various activities and operates several key programs in Dansville.
  • After school programs (Pre-K – 6th grade)
  • Greater Impact Academy
  • Five Little Monkey’s Daycare
  • Summer recreation program 
  • Vacation club program
  • Dansville pickle ball league
  • Host the FC Dansville Soccer Club
  • We provide insurance for Dansville Softball leagues
  • Special events eg. Halloween parties, Christmas parties, club events, sports banquets
  • We provide rentals for birthdays, graduations, and company parties
  • We provide Community Service organization meetings & event
 
What is our mission?
“The Community Center exists to enhance the quality of life in Dansville by providing a gathering place and programs that promotes social, spiritual, educational, & recreational activities for our community.
 
What is our vision?
The Dansville Community Center will continue to believe that every person who comes to the Center and or participates in our programs will leave with an enhanced feeling of self-worth, of contentment, and of having achieved a level of self-confidence and general well-being. We believe every person both young and old should have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fun activities that stimulate, challenge and improve mind, body, and spirit. The community center will add to the quality of life in Dansville by providing healthy alternative opportunities to grow and experience life, to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally in the context of true community. community center adds to the quality of life in Dansville by providing healthy alternative opportunities to grow and experience life, to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally in the context of true community.

What do we value?

We value people, relationships, and serving our community.