Artwork with Francine at Abbott House

The students and I did the meeting with the residents at the beginning of the evening as we usually do.  We announced that there was one more week left. Then after group it was time to eat dinner.
One of the residents opened up to the students at dinner about how she had trouble making the right friends and how someday she hopes to stay away from the ones who cause pain and she hopes to be able to pick friends who care.  She actually became tearful while speaking about this.  We also spoke about the physical fight she had with a peer at the home and brain stormed with her all the ways she could pause before acting or to not get into a physical fight.
We had another wonderful evening doing artwork with the residents at Old Mamaroneck Road Group Home (Abbott House).
The same resident made a beautiful planter and spent quite a bit of time concentrating on details.  Unfortunately she dropped it and the planter broke into pieces.  She had a great attitude about it falling and breaking;  she wanted to throw it out.  Francine saw what had happened and came up with a beautiful solution.  The plan was that she would glue the pieces of the planter with all her artistic work on another planter therefore creating something even more unique.
What a fantastic learning experience for someone with poor impulse control!

Meet Abyssinia, our new chef!

Teen Project Childd – Project Community’s Abbott House

The girls loved the healthy meal and learned so much from Abyssinia who is a 21 year old who has started her own catering business. They were so impressed by her and what she was currently doing with her life. She was an excellent role model for them.
The residents and staff were enlightened by her healthy choices in cooking, by what you could do with your life if you choose to and by the incredible tasty foods.

May 15, 2016 Color Run!


COLOR RUN is back on May 15th by popular demand!!!

Our Fall 2015 Color Run was so much fun – we are bringing it back on May 15th!

A 2.5 mile run around the town of Pelham to benefit Project Community, Inc.  Runners will be doused in color from head to toe at every .5 miles.  It is suggested to wear as much white as possible at the starting line, so when finished runners will be plastered in color.

Start Line: Corner of Westward Lane and Esplanade, Pelham Manor, NY
Finish Line:  Siwanoy Elementary School Playground, Pelham Manor, NY
When: May 15th at 10:00 am
Cost: $20 per runner registered by 4/30 (guaranteed a shirt)
$25 per runner registered after 4/30 and up to day of event.


Register using PayPal or any major credit card.

Pre-registration deadline is April 30th.  All runners/walkers are welcome up to and including the day of the race but t-shirts will only be provided on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last.


Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their t-shirt and required wristband before race day.   Pick up your race packet early!

936 Esplanade, Pelham Manor, NY
  • Thursday, May 12th between 5 and 8 pm
  • Friday, May 13 between 5 and 8 pm


Anne O’Beirne
Project Community, Inc.


Can’t make the event but want to donate?
We need and appreciate your (tax-deductible) support!!!

Guided 9/11 Museum Tour on 10/25/15

911 Memorial TourProject Community was privileged to have Tim Brown, first responder and member of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, conduct a one-of-a-kind tour at the 9/11 Museum.  Tim Brown is a speaker and author of a well-received account of one of the most devastating and life changing events in U.S. history.  Amid a plaza of burning chaos, one of Tim’s first thoughts was to get air cover through the White House and FAA.  Attendees learned from Tim facts and perspectives that could not be learned from any other source.

The tour was followed by a reception with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Tim Brown.