Who We Are

Garner Road Community Center aims to aid in the development of Christian Standards by promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual uplifting of our constituency and to emphasize reverence for God, responsibility for common goals, respect for personality, and the application of the Golden Rule–treat others as you want to be treated–in human relationships.

Our Position

The center is open to all people, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, or veteran status.

Our History

From our incorporation over 65 years ago, the Garner Road Community Center has served as a strong pillar, promoting youth and family events throughout the community of Raleigh, NC. Garner Road was originally known as the Bloodworth Street YMCA when its doors opened in 1946. Many of Raleigh’s African-American leaders understood the need to offer African-Americans in the community a location where they could socialize and receive child care and athletic leadership programs for their youth and families. This motivated the creation of a Board of Directors to secure a location and facility that would accommodate the needs of the Black community.

In November of 2010, the Garner Road YMCA became an independent center. In all of its history, Garner Road has maintained membership, outreach programs, and services to our community. We invite you to participate in the growth and sustainability of Garner Road Community Center.