The Charles L. Brieant Center, named after the last Ossining resident Charles L. Brieant, a former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was established in recognition of his concern for children. Judge Charles L. Brieant knew the importance of learning and played an instrumental role in developing a center where learning was made possible through active partnerships with the greater Ossining public schools, Communities That Care, the Ossining Chamber and working with kids and families that were incarcerated in the Westchester community.
The mission of the Charles L. Brieant Center (CBC), a non-for-profit organization established in March 30th, 2009, is to help young people make the most of their lives by providing them with opportunities for growth, leadership, learning and mentoring programs. This was accomplished by providing financial support and volunteers to develop and implement after school programs and when needed, help run these programs for students in the greater Ossining and for at-risk youth in Westchester County. Norman Fulton was named the first Executive Director in 2009. He was honored for his work by the Superintendent of the Ossining Schools and the Board of Education and in 2014 by the Church of the Good Shepherd for his work in the community. Norman continues to serve the Center in an advisory capacity.
You can learn more about the Brieant Center and how to support it’s efforts here.