The Newburgh Armory Unity Center (NAUC) was created in response to the specific needs of the residents of the City of Newburgh and the students of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
It is a place where community members of all ages may come together for educational, athletic and civic opportunities, in order to engage with others and advance our community.
The Center aims to be an effective agent of change that will embody and promote civic unity among people of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds and conditions.
The Newburgh Armory Unity Center is an organization and facility that fosters collaborative relationships including opportunities in education, health and wellness and athletics.
The Newburgh Armory provides a new paradigm for a not-for-profit incubator, building a culture of excellence and service within the mission of NAUC.
NAUC provides a facility for other organizations and volunteer groups that might need the resources that our facility offers. NAUC enables participating organizations to conduct their own programs with their own expertise, and collaborates with other programs, for the benefit of the community. Following this concept the facility operates with low overhead.
NAUC is self-supporting and not dependent on Federal or State grants for operating expenses. Operating with a unique financial model, NAUC aims for income from rental and various events of the indoor field to support public programs. NAUC does require grants for capital expenditures and welcomes private sponsorships for its programs.
Changing Lives – Promoting Prosperity Through Education
The Newburgh Armory Unity Center was opened in 2010 as a place where the youth of our city could pursue athletics in a safe and secure environment. It wasn’t long before we realized the opportunity to add an educational component to the plan and opened a library and began offering literacy training. Soon people began talking about how we were “changing lives.”
Now, more than 10 years later, NAUC is a state-of-the-art educational facility that also offers athletics as an option to our students with a requirement of at least one educational class to participate. And, we are changing lives every day – promoting prosperity through education.
Saturday Morning Enrichment Program
The Saturday Morning Enrichment Program, our signature program, provides the opportunity for children ages pre-K through 8th grade to participate in reading, writing, math, science, computer science, arts, leadership, and creativity with the ultimate goal to train students to interact with confidence, develop emotional intelligence, and gain a lifelong love of learning. Life skills are emphasized across all subjects for constant reinforcement and long-term growth.