The Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, was created through a partnership between East Carolina University, the City of Greenville, Pitt Community College, and multiple community partners. The Center is committed to promoting independence and self-sufficiency among residents of west Greenville and Pitt County by enriching living and social conditions, increasing economic development, community involvement, improving and advocating educational opportunities, stimulating health awareness, and providing outreach networks. Community members benefit from these services regardless of age, race, creed, religion, economic status, or educational level. The IGCC brings all members of the community together to identify and solve community issues with multiple community programs. As of July 2010, the IGCC has served 16,000 visitors.
The Intergenerational Community Center recently won the prestigious C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award. The award, and a $20,000 stipend, honors the work and programs at the center that are enriching the lives of West Greenville community members. The competitive national award is presented annually by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the center was one of four finalists from a field of thousands.
The Center is committed to identifying and addressing the health and wellness needs of the community through innovative programs designed for all individuals across the life course.
A health and wellness framework informs the development of all programs and services at the Center. Health refers to social, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. Wellness is the integration of all aspects of health.
Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center
1100 Ward Street
Greenville, NC 27834