The Center provides for the delivery of social and human services, institutional and charitable services by agencies or organizations that are non-profit in nature. The Center's mission is to develop and implement programs, services and activities that will positively impact the quality of life of the community's residents.
Hours of Operation
- Monday through Thursday: 7:30am to 8:00pm
- Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm
- Saturday: Special scheduling may be provided for community rentals, special events and activities
Services and Programs
- The Afterschool Development Program - homework assistance and one-on-one tutoring for community youth ages 6 to 14 in the areas of math, science, reading and language arts in addition to FCAT preparation (Monday through Friday - 3:00 to 5:30pm)
- The Lincoln Room - A museum to honor the historic Lincoln High School that once occupied the Lincoln Center site. The school served as the primary public education center for Leon County's African-Americans from 1869 - 1970.
- Summer Enrichment Program - The Lincoln Center provides this six (6) week program in partnership with The Lincoln Foundation and The Riley House. The Summer Enrichment Program strives to continue developing students' academic skills in math, reading, science, and computer programs. Field trips to museums, historic and recreation sites provide a diverse opportunity for the students to expand their academic learning and social skills. Limited space available.
- Rentals for Special Events - The Lincoln Center is a multi-purpose facility and is available for community meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, panel discussions as well as other events.
- The Conference Center has a capacity of up to 74 people.
- The Gymnatorium has a capacity of up to 250 people seated.
- Both areas are available for rent. Reservations can be made by contacting the Lincoln Center.
- Senior Day Workshops - The Lincoln Center host workshops on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:30am until 12:30pm to exposed seniors to various social service agencies and providers that can assist them with their personal needs and development, offer health screenings to our senior residents, as well as serve as an outreach to seniors and their caregivers. Each senior day's event consists of a variety of speakers, exhibitors, entertainers, lunch and door prizes.
- Senior Fitness - This program is designed to enhance the wellness of community seniors with a variety of low impact exercises to improve strength and endurance. Classes are available for individuals 55 years of age and older. Not only do the exercises enhance participants physically as well as serve to meet their social and emotional needs. (Mature Silver Steppers: 9:00 - 10:00am; Silver Steppers: 10:00 - 11:00am)
- Beginners Art Class - Provides hands on lessons for anyone interested in learning how to paint. The class is offered for seniors every Monday (excluding holidays), 9:30 - 11:30am. Initial supplies are provided.
- Legal Services - Pro bono (FREE) legal services are provided to assist seniors with wills, deeds, estate planning and other civil legal matters. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come-first served basis. (1st Monday of each month - 10:00 am to 12 noon)
- Congregate Meal Program - Provides nutritional meals every Monday of each week (excluding holidays) for our seniors between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Senior Card Night - Enjoy a night of playing your favorite card game from 6:30 until 10:00 pm every second Friday night.
- Senior Computer Class - Provides computer technology training to community seniors, at no cost. Courses are offered in Microsoft Word and Excel in addition to instructions on the Internet usage. (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 to 11:30am)
- Senior Indoor Games - Provides senior participants an opportunity to enjoy indoor games such as pool, table tennis, WII Sports, checkers, dominoes, chess and various other card games. Available during regular business hours.
Social and Human Service Agencies
- Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend (414-9815) - Early Head Start Program provides day care services to individuals and families of low and moderate income. These services are provided for infants 6 weeks of age and toddlers up to 3 years of age. Family services and referrals to community resources are also provided. (Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm)
- Neighborhood Medical Center (224-2469) - provides health services to low income, uninsured, under-insured and straight Medicaid individuals who do not have access to health care. Services include walk-in clinics, pharmacy, community health screenings, eye clinic and the distribution of hygiene items. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:00am - 6:00pm; Thursday - 8:00am - 8:00pm)
- Lincoln Center Boxing Club (891-4181) - provides training and boxing techniques for youth ages 8 to 18. The club has a mentoring and self-esteem program, and provides counseling to program participants. (Monday through Thursdays - 4:30 to 8:00 pm and Fridays - 4:30 until 7:00 pm)
- FAMU Pharmacy (412-5488) - provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services in a friendly, timely, accurate and economical manner to the residence of Leon County. Prescriptions prices are based solely on the cost of medication and are filled for patients of Neighborhood Medical Center and local hospital emergency rooms.
To address programs and services identified by community residents, the Lincoln Center has partnered with community organizations to develop and implement the following programs and services:
- Men Focus Group - The Lincoln Center in partnership with the Leon County Health Department Office of Minority Health sponsor a monthly "Men Focus Group" to provide an avenue for men to discuss issues of importance related to men health care. Each month speakers, health care providers and workshop presenters discuss various topics such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction, prostrate cancer, and other matters of interest to men.
Foundation and Donations
- Foundation - The Lincoln Center Foundation, Inc. a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist in the planning and development of programs and projects that will improve the lives of community residents.
- Donations - Become a member of the Lincoln Center Foundation, Inc. and help build a strong partnership that will preserve the tradition of excellence, spirit and culture significance of the Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center. Membership donations of $20.