Construction underway on new Belmont center assisting students

Construction is underway on a brand-new center from nonprofit CitySquash to help Bronx kids with their academic, athletic and personal potential.

News 12 Staff and Kristie Reeter

Jan 17, 2024, 1:09 PM

Updated 183 days ago

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Construction is underway on a brand-new center from nonprofit CitySquash to help Bronx kids with their academic, athletic and personal potential.
CitySquash has been around for 22 years, seeing many students make that 14 year journey.
While Squash is a big part of it, executive director Terence Li says it's all about academic mentorship. They have a partnership with nearby Fordham University, but work is underway for a place of their own.
Their first-ever office in the Bronx was a 300-foot studio apartment across the street on Lorilard Place. The new center will make the upgrade to around 15,000 square feet and be named the Julian H. Robertson CitySquash Center.
It's set to open in a little over a year thanks to some funding help from the New York City Economic Development Corporation via new markets tax credits from the U.S. Department of Treasury.
CitySquash representatives say they are always looking for people to help with mentorship and tutoring. To get involved, click here.


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