About the JCC

Since its inception in 1927, the JCC of Binghamton has evolved to become a vital part of the Broome County community as a full-service, not-for-profit, organization. Centrally located just south of the University Plaza , the JCC is a vibrant, dynamic institution enriching the lives of people of all ages through a wide variety of services. The JCC offers cutting edge programs in everything from day care, day camp and youth recreation leagues to aquatics, health and wellness, adult education, social, holiday and cultural programming.

Open to the entire community, our mission is to inspire people to live healthier lives, engaging participants in expanding their minds, and playing an active role in their community while developing important life skills and self-esteem.

As a nonsectarian, United Way partner, the Center welcomes participants regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or ability to pay. Reduced rates for Membership are offered based on need and availability of funds .

Our Purpose

Seeking to embrace the true spirit of community, the JCC of Binghamton is dedicated to the enrichment of family life and fosters the spiritual, emotional and physical development of its individual members through all of life's stages and circumstances. The JCC represents a model of acceptance, understanding and diversity and welcomes social inclusiveness, catering to a wide variety of ages, lifestyles ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.

Vision Statement

The JCC continues to be a vibrant, engaged and thriving community center welcoming a varied and expanding circle of members and participants. At the JCC we recognize and embrace change in order to meet the needs of our community, imagining the possible, within and beyond the walls of our facility.  We are committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Broome County and beyond, by fostering youth, family and senior development, healthy living and social responsibility driven by passionate staff and volunteers.

Values Statement

The Binghamton JCC creates a welcoming tent by valuing:

  • Excellence in services and programs
  • Physical, emotional and spiritual well being
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Life-long learning
  • Creativity
  • Partnership
  • Community