A center that offers a neighborhood gathering spot where youth and families can find community and activities to equip them in pursuit of their dreams.
“They may be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” -Isaiah 61:3b
The Woodhill Community Center, which is a 20,000 square foot facility opened in 2018 to address the needs of neighborhood youth through arts, academics and athletics. One of Lexington’s most diverse and economically disadvantaged populations lives in the Woodhill neighborhood. Most of Woodhill’s elementary age students attend Breckinridge Elementary where nearly 80% of its students receive free or reduced lunches. This is significantly higher than the state average. Housing conditions and employment opportunities are ailing and there are many negative traps neighborhood youth. Additionally, this area is home to an increasing refugee and immigrant population. There is a great need for strong programming and mentorship for the children, youth and families in the Woodhill neighborhood. The goal of the Woodhill Community Center is to give the kids of Woodhill a place they can call their own… A place where they can find hope… Where they can feel welcome and safe… Where they can realize their potential to GROW, SUCCEED, and to LEAD.
Have a Hand in the Heart of the City
The programs at Woodhill Community Center focus on academics, arts and athletics as well as provide a spiritual component for the community’s urban children, youth and families, expanding the outreach within the community and providing a permanent presence in the heart of Woodhill.