The Epic Center Community Organization (ECCO) is a youth serving organization located in the Silver City and Clarke Square neighborhoods.
The Epic Center Community Organization (ECCO) was formed in 2011 by Mike Sengyothinh, an experienced youth worker who had grown up in the Silver City neighborhood. Mike’s passion has always been working with youth and he sees ECCO as a vehicle for giving youth in the neighborhood positive outlets and influences in a structured and safe environment.
ECCO is beginning programming with basketball leagues and clinics, breakdancing classes, tutoring and homework help on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting this winter. ECCO will also be organizing adult basketball leagues on Saturdays. They hope to expand program offerings as the organization grows and gains more support. At the moment ECCO is staffed completely by volunteers, although they are looking for the support to hire paid staff and expand programming.
ECCO is a direct response to the Quality of Life Plans that were created for the Layton Boulevard West and Clarke Square neighborhoods as part of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. The Layton Boulevard West planning process in particular identified a lack of out-of-school activities for youth in the Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park neighborhoods. In Clarke Square there are several excellent youth serving organizations, but the density of residents under the age of 18 is so high that there is demand for additional youth serving programs. ECCO hopes to compliment the youth service and program offerings already operating in the area and is working closely with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, the Clarke Square Initiative, and Ascension Lutheran Church.
1236 S Layton Blvd
Call: (414) 517-5418