Welcome to The Larimar Community Center After School Program

About Us

Dedicated Staff


Program Director

Over the past decades, Mrs. Morel has created, scaled, and led cross-sector partnerships in education and workforce development. Under her leadership, Larimar Community Center has developed a model of summer learning that improves student outcomes. Mrs. Morel Chris worked as a counselor in a school setting, in the Private Industry , where she collaborated with business leaders to integrate work and learning in order to help students graduate.  Mrs. Katiuska Morel began her career at the Director of a Daycare Center in  The Bronx, NY.  Mrs. Morel earned a BA in Health Administration from Monroe College in the Bronx and an MBA from Monroe College as well. 

Program and Communications Coordinator

Manuella Disla joined Larimar Community Center in October 2017 as Program and Communications coordinator to support the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative. Miss Disla is currently pursuing her Psychology career at Lehman College. Miss Disla is also pursuing interdisciplinary studies in order to explore how Afterschools can provide exceptional protective factors for at-risk students. She supported students’ education in out-of-school time settings, particularly students and families impacted by homelessness. She continues to be an advocate for long-term, full-time service organizations, whose members provide deep impact in communities around the United States and the world.


First-Rate Curriculum


The Larimar Community Center is a state licensed school age programs. Programs are held during after school hours, school vacations, on certain holidays and teacher professional development days. All of our programs focus on character development and re-enforce the four core values of Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect. In addition, the curriculum promotes self-confidence, Community building skills, and respect for one another. 

Your child will be offered activities in literacy, science, performing arts, homework support, non-competitive sports and games, group projects, arts and crafts, and field trips to local points of interest. As part of our signature health and wellness curriculum, your child will receive nutritious snacks and engage in structured, fun physical activities.


Our Mission



Larimar Community Center empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.


The vision of Larimar Community Center is to provide tools to empower youth to be community leaders and global citizens. 


We provide comprehensive services and activities designed to enrich the lives of the youth and families we serve. 


Our Impact in your child's life.

STEM learning goes beyond the classroom


After-school activities and programs benefit your child in many ways. Extracurricular activities let your child enjoy themselves in a fun, stress-free environment, get some exercise, and make friends outside of school.

21st Century STEM Careers

 Our programs are especially effective in helping youth  develop the skills necessary to thrive in 21st century STEM careers when their activities are project or inquiry-based, are sequenced in a way that allows youth to build on previous knowledge and their own experiences, and integrate real-world and career connections. 

Our Culture, Our Responsibility

 Larimar Community Center innovative initiative ensures students have access to programming that is culturally responsive, aligns with in-school curricula, and integrates hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. 

Meet the Team

Katiuska Morel

Katiuska Morel has worked with children her whole career. She has a passion for working with her community and education. Her teaching background has allowed her to work in schools and open her own businesses. Katiuska's goal has always been to provide a safe and enriching learning environment for her community and beyond.  

Manuella Disla

Manuella Disla has been teaching children for 7 years. She has dedicated herself to working for and with the community often volunteering with different organizations that focus on the needs of children. Her goal is to positively affect her students and help them on their journey to being the best versions of themselves.


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Larimar Community Center After School Program

2668 Decatur Ave, Bronx,NY, 10458

(917) 710-6004


Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

When School is out : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Includes Winter and Spring Break)

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Summer Camp Hours: 6:30 am - 6:30pm