A Drop In Community Resource Center 

As the first non-profit to provide after school programming in our school district, "The Center" continues to embrace an unlimited possibilities mentality for all of our kids. The Center is governed by our Board of Directors, and is funded by the United Way, local grants and private donations. 


Preschool Programs

Youth After School Care & Enrichment Programs

Teen After School and Summer Life & Career Skills Programs

Parent/Caregiver Meetings

Referrals: Human & Social Services

Food Vouchers

Good Clothing Closet


See What We See.

  • All children have the capacity to learn and the right to experience enriching learning opportunities.

  • The journey of growth and learning can be enjoyable and exciting.

  • Family engagement is important for positive growth and development.

  • All families have the right to participate in their children’s learning process.

  • Respecting diversity is central to building a strong community.

  • Success does not look the same for everyone, but everyone can achieve success individually.

  • We and our community are one.

  • With the right support, positive change is possible.


Established in 1970 as an informal meeting place for inner-city youth and their families in search of meaningful learning experiences after school and during school vacations. 

Reona Dyess

Executive Director

Azrag Amna

Teaching Assistant

Quincy Heath

Teaching Assistant

Linda Dantzler

Administrative Assistant 

Juana Quintero

Teaching Assistant

Roland Dunham II

Teaching Assistant

Pearlie Cook

Office Support 

Carrissa French

Head Teacher

Ramon Morales

Teaching Assistant

Lillian Sapia

Teaching Assistant


The Drop in Community Resource Center is available to all who qualify, without racial, religous or financial discrimination. If you require financial assistance or more information in another language, please contact us directly at: (860) 442.4466

If you require information in another language, please contact us directly.





76 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320

© The Center: Drop-In Learning Center Inc.