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The kids & staff visit Jennings Center this fall!

Reservoir Park, 

2300 Clinton & Lafayette
260.427.6700 (9 am-3 pm) 260.427.6728 (3-8 pm)

Cooper Center continues to fulfill its unique mission, by providing activities for youth in such areas as athletics, crafts, skill development and food service. All activities are supervised by a highly committed and trained staff. All programs are free. 

Job Notice


Chantell Davis, Manager of The Community Youth Centers
Michael Ayers, Coordinator

What's NEW

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The Indiana Park & Recreation Association presented the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department with an Innovative Community Service Award for our Food Service Program.

The Food Service program serves approximately 100,000 free meals and snacks each year at its nine summer playground sites and four year-round facilities. Along with the program’s core mission of feeding children, the Food Service program is about educating children on healthy eating habits and social skills in a safe and fun environment.

Check out Facebook and Twitter for information about Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation including information on Cooper!

We have created a new link with information on all the Youth Programs at Cooper!

Check out the NEW East Central Neighborhood Blog and learn more about what is happening in our community

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the 2018 Black History Bowl!  Check out the Black History Bowl is Positively Fort Wayne Video produced by Channel 15 to learn more about the event and the impact on the youth of our community!


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Cooper Center Hours:

M-Th 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri 3-6 pm 

When FWCS are closed, 12-5 pm 

Parents must complete a registration form for each youth program participant. Registration forms may be picked up at the Center.

High Achievers

Cooper Center High Achiever Alumni

Antonio Wilson, Northside High School

Twenty-first Century Scholars Program

The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is an income-eligible program for families in Indiana. 
Students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade who qualify for the program can receive up to four years
of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or university. 

You can learn more about the scholarship program by applying online at www.scholars.in.gov

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It is fun at Cooper they have a lot of games.  Xavier
My daughter enjoys the crafts, games, field trips, and making new friends.  Melissa G.
I am so happy that there is a place for my children to go where they are loved and cared for. Staff at Cooper Center are interactive, and friendly and have great ideas. My children talk about them often.  Tonya O.
I love the field trips and party ideas Ms.Camille has. I love how she gives each child an African name. The spirit is lively and safe.   Callie B.


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