ABOUT EMBRACE COMMUNITY CENTER
We are a non-profit organization that provides growth opportunities to enrich the lives of children, families, special needs, seniors and veterans. We are a community center that provides inclusion for all ages and abilities through education, recreation, and socialization to create a unified community by, “Putting UNITY back into COMMUNITY!”
Embrace Community Center (ECC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded by Kassandra Bryan and Zachary Bryan to unify the community through centralized services that includes all abilities and ages. Mrs. Bryan and Mr. Bryan moved to Keystone Heights in 2015 where they met two incredible families who endured the daily life struggles of parenting children affected by a disability. That is when they discovered the lack of services/programs in this area for children and adults who have special needs and disabilities. This is what led to the initial thoughts of having a community center that focuses on inclusion while enriching individual`s lives.
The ECC is being established due to the demand of services in the proposed area of Keystone Heights, Florida. A few of the many services that will be provided at Embrace Community Center are day/afterschool programs for special needs, educational programs, socialization events, and recreational activities. The ECC will be in an elite group of organizations when established, due to its uniqueness of function that allows embracement of not only the general population, but all disabled, special need individuals, and Veterans.
Embrace Community Center is in the developmental stages of design and construction. We will be building our center in Keystone Heights, FL and will be serving the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns, and Union. ECC plans to provide Sensory Enrichment Therapy services, educational workshops and seminars, socialization events, and recreational activities until the building is built.
We need the support of our partners, donors and benefactors to achieve our operational goals. For the purpose of accountability and to meet regulatory requirements, we have obtained the pertinent designations at both federal and state level, particularly, 501(c)3 designation through the Internal Revenue Service and our Solicitation Registration through the State of Florida. Further, we have made available here our Annual Report.
We are proud to be a part of a thriving community in Keystone Heights, and honored to be able to contribute meaningfully.