Location: Commack, NY
The SYJCC community center has been a staple in the Long Island community for 40 years. “We strive to understand personal circumstances that affect the people in our community,” says Rob Greenberger. “A divorce or death in a family may make the cost of membership too expensive. We therefore developed scholarships for our members.” The SYJCC has now surpassed 2,000 members and member families. “Watching toddlers and preschoolers walk through the hallway singing the ABCs as they pass seniors in their 80s and
90s making their way to lunch-and-learn programs and adults heading to a fitness class is evidence of a true community,” says Greenberger.
“Hire people who are smarter than you, deeply passionate about and committed to the organization’s mission and values, set a course, and get out of their way.”