Important notice Because of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19, Booker T. Washington Center will be following the CDC Guidelines. All personnel entering are required to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, must answer the guideline health questions, and maintain social distancing at all times. You will not be permitted in the building if you do not meet the CDC Guidelines. Thank you
February 26, 2021

Our Services

Our Services

We continue to strive by providing services to the community of Erie

Afterschool Programs

Booker T. Washington Community Center currently provide programming year round youth.  We serve nearly 175 students on a daily basis throughout the school year.  

Program Growth

Growth provides opportunity and education for our youth and community

Youth Participation

Summer Program

Youth participate in summer education, activities that focus on strengthening academic skills, physical activity, and numerous recreational activities, such as arts & crafts, computers, sports, and weekly field trips to various community destinations and events. The program is offered Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:00 PM for 6 – 8 weeks. Registration is required.

Baby Boomers

The Baby Boomers meet weekly. Activities include a weekly luncheon, recreation activities, health and nutritional education, and community outings. Boomers are actively involved with the planning of their weekly luncheons, and through BTWC’s partnership with several organizations, Boomers receive educational sessions on many topics, such as health, finances, and engaging in a healthy lifestyle.




Mercyhurst University

Classes inside the Booker T. Washington Center

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814 824-3696

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1720 Holland Street Erie, PA 16503

Earn a Degree

With a range of associate degree and certificate programs that can be completed on site, at Mercyhurst’s Booker T. Washington Center campus it’s easy to get the education you need to advance your career plans or get started on a four-year degree.

A discounted tuition rate is offered and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Course Program

Popular Courses

Business Administration, Medical Assistant, Retail Management. Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts

Onsite Services

Contact us: (814) 453-5744


Income Taxes

Erie County


Jump Start


More Services

Booker T. Washington Center provides many other services for the community

Job Training & Resume Writing

Community Service

Drug & Alcohol Prevention

Violence Prevention

Life Skills & Social Skills


Credit Recovery

Your Generous Gift Will Bring Success To Our Community


Donations go to building a better youth and community


We serve 100 percent of our attending youth and adults. We follow the USDA Guildlines


We have partnership with the Erie Public Schools, Mercyhurst University, & Gecac in helping youth and adults achieve their goals.

Community Outreach


We provide transportation for our youth attending afterschool, summer, and sports programs.


We provide free testing every Tuesday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Become a Volunteer

Together We Can Create Change!


Booker T. Washington Community Service Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. We are always in need of mentors for our teens, tutors for homework help and art instructors. Learn more about volunteering  by contact Mr. Hilliard at 814.453.5744



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