Non-Profit Organization Info

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a non-profit organization?

  • Non-profit organizations are formed in New York State under the regulations of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) which prohibits Non-profit organizations from being formed for profit or financial gain. No corporate assets, income or profit may be distributed to the corporation’s members, board of directors or officers unless permitted by the NPCL. A nonprofit is a tax-exempt organization that serves the public interest. In general, the purpose of this type of organization must be charitable, educational, scientific, religious or literary.

What are the Responsibilities of the Board of Directors?

  • It is the responsibility of the board of directors to identify organizational goals and to ensure that projects are moving forward.  Although staff members and volunteers may suggest and implement events and programs within the nonprofit organization, it is the responsibility of the board of directors to develop each program to its full potential. The board is also responsible for establishing committees, promoting the nonprofit organization to the public, and delegating duties as they see fit. Finances are handled exclusively by the board of directors. They allocate funds, separate restricted and unrestricted income, pay employees and accept donations. Members of the board of directors are unpaid leaders and advisers of the corporation.

What benefits does Spring Street  Community Care & Recreation Inc. provide in my Community?

Preschool Program Ages 3-5yrs:

  • Spring Street Community Care & Recreation Inc. offers a rich academic preschool program that provides a safe nurturing environment centered on preparing young children for the high expectations of Kindergarten.  Our program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of working families in the surrounding community.  This is why we offer several schedule options (including extended day care), and financial assistance programs.

Toddler Child Care 18-36 months:

  • Spring Street Community Care & Recreation Inc. offers a safe and nurturing toddler classroom that offers little ones an enriched learning environment. Through songs, stories, and play our toddler students develop their physical, cognitive, and social emotional skills. This program was designed for families looking for full time care as they work or attend college. Families may qualify for financial assistance through the Cayuga County Day Care Subsidy Program.

Early Childhood & Family Classes:

  • These classes offer a wide range of educational opportunities for anyone ranging from Infant to seniors including social events, support groups,and health and fitness classes. Our goal is to meet the educational needs of our community members and bringing people together.

School Age Programs for Students 5-12 years:

  • These programs offer educational and social experiences for school age children during school breaks and before and after school. Providing activities and a fun environment helps students grow in all areas of development. We offer families a safe place to send their child when they are working or are looking for an enriched program to keep their child engaged in an educational environment.

Intern/Scholarship Program:

  • Spring Street Community Care & Recreation Inc. has partnered with Union Springs Academy to provide an Internship Program for high school students that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of education. High school students participate in workshop classes where they learn about child development, teaching practices, and health and safety of young children.  As part of this program, high school students participate as volunteer interns in the classroom to gain hands on learning experiences. Students who participate in this program will receive scholarship money toward their Christian Academy tuition.