Promoting & Enhancing The Development of Our Children

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center will provide a safe place for kids and teens to come after school and on the weekends. The programs and services offered by The Niagara will promote and enhance the development of our children by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and positive influence.

Our Mission

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center will be a place where children and teenagers in Niagara Falls, NY and the surrounding communities will grow to become leaders of tomorrow. “The Niagara” will work in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara University and the Niagara Police Athletic League. This state-of-the-art facility will provide a safe, enriching environment during out of school and weekend time. “The Niagara” will offer a mixed use space suitable for tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, soccer and other sports. The facility will contain academic classrooms for computer labs, the arts, and tutoring. A mentorship program, spearheaded by Niagara University, combining academic and athletic enrichment, will fortify life skills and self-esteem for each child. The community of Niagara Falls needs to invest in its cornerstone – the children – in order to ensure a bright future for generations to come.

Our Vision

Western New York is faced with unique education and economic problems that can be addressed by helping our children reach their potential through educational and athletic enrichment during out of school time. The children of the Buffalo-Niagara Region are our future and will help us revive our community.


Currently our Partner Network includes Empower, Grand Island High School, Lewiston-Porter Central School District, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, Niagara Falls City School District, Niagara Police Athletic League (PAL), Niagara University, People, Inc., The First Tee of Western NY and various other youth organizations. If your organization shares similar goals as The Niagara please Contact Us so we may identify synergies and figure out ways in which we can work together.