Youth Resource Center in India

building a youth resource center in KOLKATA, INDIA

About the center

A new center dedicated to serving the needs of Children International’s growing youth population will soon open its doors in Kolkata, India. The new four-floor Youth Resource Center, strategically located between the Doshi Dream Center in Jorasanko and our community center in Narkeldanga, will provide safe spaces, positive mentors and ample room to comfortably hold the large groups of youth who participate in our programs.

For at-risk youth in neglected communities, welcoming, spacious centers help limit their exposure to the negative influences of gangs, drugs, alcohol and other factors they face during a critical time in their lives.

This new center will make it possible for our team in Kolkata to lead young people in the empowerment and employment activities that will cultivate the skills they need to break free from poverty. Empowerment programs range from adolescent health, emotional well-being and Sport for Development, to tutoring, social and financial education, and youth leadership. Older youth can take part in our HOPE® Scholarship, Into Employment® and Career Readiness programs.


About the community

Our two community centers serving children and youth in Narkeldanga and Jorasanko are located in neighborhoods with extremely high-density populations. These communities are located near the banks of the Hooghly River, a distributary of the Ganges. Overcrowding, poor sewage and high crime rates pose serious challenges to the health, safety and well-being of the families who live there.

We are grateful to the donors who believe
in our youth and their futures

Thanks to the generosity of these compassionate individuals, we have been able to expand our presence with a dedicated youth center in Kolkata, India.

  • Louise Sperber and Dave Sabers made the lead investments.
  • The Pond Foundation funded the conference hall, where events, community gatherings and other celebrations can take place.
  • The Pond Foundation funded a training & workshop space, a flexible room where a variety of program activities can take place.
  • Jack and Marjorie Schillinger Family Foundation funded the computer center, available to youth who need to complete homework assignments and learn vital computer skills.
  • Kevin McAuliffe funded a training & workshop space, a flexible room where a variety of program activities can take place.
  • Mark and Terri Little funded a training & workshop space, a flexible room where a variety of program activities can take place.
  • Denise Allen, through her generous estate gift, funded the career counseling center, where young adults will hone life and job skills that will help them find stable employment after they have graduated from the program.

Naming opportunities

Make a lifelong impact on children’s futures by naming one of the rooms still available. The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will honor you or someone you love. We will highlight your investment with a plaque in the available room of your choice, in addition to adding the room name to our website.

For additional information about the recognition associated with naming opportunities, please contact Global Philanthropy at 800‑888‑4089 or

Youth Resource Center floor plans

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