The YOU: Youth Opportunity Union

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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

MASS Design Group is proud to partner with Dutchess County government and a robust coalition of Poughkeepsie stakeholders as architect and project lead for the Youth Opportunity Union (YOU). The YOU re-establishes a former YMCA site as a community and recreation resource that can be a safe, structured and horizon-expanding space for Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County youth and families. More than just a building, the Youth Opportunity Union represents a comprehensive, cradle-to-career commitment to giving children and young people the best possible start in life.

The YOU will not only provide needed educational, childcare, health and recreation services, but will also push the boundaries of what the community can achieve together by embodying and modeling new and innovative approaches to cross-sector partnerships and coordination.

Project Details

41.70829, -73.923912

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Year: 2019

Status: In Progress

Size: 3.35 acres

Program: Educational, Childcare, Health and Recreation Services for Youth and Families

Services: Dutchess County, New York

Chris Kroner, Justin Brown, Caitlin Taylor, Micahel Murphy, Andrew Younker, Talent Davis, Evelina Knodel, Adriana Contarino Henry, Giovanni Bortolli

Dutchess County, New York

35 Montgomery Community Coalition (City of Poughkeepsie; Community Matters 2, Inc; DAY ONE Early Learning Community; Dutchess Community College; Dutchess County; Nuvance Health; Poughkeepsie Farm Project; Poughkeepsie Public Library District; Vassar College; The YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County), with the additional support of: Childcare Council of Dutchess & Putnam, Inc.; Family Services; Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet; Poughkeepsie City School District; Scenic Hudson