Crown Heights Community
Resource Center

Crown Heights Community Resource Center
1210 Division St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 435-3335
(760) 439-2891 fax

Program Information

Hours of Operation
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (effective November 1, 2014)
Friday     Closed

Community meeting takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

For more information concerning programs (ESL; Ballet Folklorico; North County Health Services Health Screenings; Brother Benno’s Supplemental Food Baskets; Community Meeting; Community Cleanup) events, or space availability please contact:

Divina Hernandez                                                Adrian Mendoza
Community Resource Center Assistant                      Community Resource Center Assistant
(760) 435-3339                                                      (760) 435-3340
(760) 439-2891 fax                                                 (760) 439-2891 fax
dehernandez@ci.oceanside.ca.us                             armendoza@ci.oceanside.ca.us

Partnering Agencies Contact Information
North County Lifeline
Club Crown Heights
(Positive Youth Development After School Program)
North County Lifeline Financial Opportunity Center
(760) 721-7280
Barbara Moreno
Club Crown Heights Site Manager
(760) 726-4900
Rhiannon Riecke
Youth Services Supervisor
(760) 842-6212
Community Housing Works
Maria Isabel Rocha
Community Building Specialist
(760) 432-6878 ext. 5461
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
Edward Becerra
Child Welfare Services, Social Worker
(760) 435-3337

History

In 1996, in response the high crime rate and gang activity in the neighborhood, the Crown Heights Community Resource Center was opened in a rented house on Division Street. That site was managed by the Police Department and staffed by a Community Assistant and Public Safety Officer. It housed a number of non-profit agencies and activities, including Partners For Healthy Neighborhoods, Community Housing Works, and Hope and Power. The Santa Margarita Family YMCA also provided additional services to neighborhood youth and families at the historic Americanization School building across the street. Management of the Resource Centers transitioned to the Neighborhood Services Department and in July of 2001 the Crown Heights Resource Center moved to the present site at the city- owned Americanization School building at 1210 Division Street.

Currently, multiple agencies, organizations, and volunteers work in collaboration with the City of Oceanside to address the different needs and problems faced by the residents of this neighborhood, empowering them to participate in making their neighborhood a better place to live. Monthly Community Meetings of the Crown Heights Residents Group are held on the third Wednesday each month and are attended by Oceanside Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Team Officers and Neighborhood Services staff including the area Code Enforcement Officer. A Community Cleanup is held monthly with volunteers from the neighborhood.

Current programs at the site include a Positive Youth Development After School Program for youth 6 to 17, English As A Second Language Classes; a Financial Opportunity Center operated by North County Lifeline in partnership with Community Housing Works and LISC San Diego; Brother Benno’s Supplemental Food Assistance; and Ballet Folklorico Classes for Children and Adults. Community Meetings are held monthly and are attended by Oceanside Police Department Neighborhood Policing Team Officers and Neighborhood Services Staff from Housing and Code Enforcement along with partnering agency staff and guest presenters.