News and Events

  • Join us for the upcoming Leake & Watts Bronx Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18.  Kids will learn how to plant bean sprouts in egg cartons, have a chance to make fun Earth Day crafts with their family members, and take home free books!

  • One of our favorite ways to kick off the spring season is by hosting Multicultural Day Open Houses at each of our early childhood programs.  This March, the Leake & Watts Ames Center and Head Start Programs were alive with color and excitement at their annual Multicultural Day Open Houses!

  • “I’ve really struggled with my relationships with some adults,” explains Christian, a fifteen-year-old from the Leake & Watts Residential Treatment Center.  “But it’s important to me to have somebody to give me support, because none of us can just do everything by ourselves."

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the dynamic farm-to-table culinary vision of Emmy-winning Chef Tom Colicchio while supporting vulnerable children, adults and families from the Leake & Watts community.

  • Every Thursday night, a group of student volunteers from New York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla take a break from their studies and visit their neighbors, the teens at Leake & Watts Woodfield Cottage Secure Detention. Dedicated to giving back to others, the NYMC students understand...

  • Check out how music, dance, theater, painting and drawing are an important part of many of our programs!