About Us

Canajoharie's Community Youth Center was established in 1944. The center located on Erie Boulevard has been a valuable organization in the community since its incorporation.  The center has offered support to all families in the Canajoharie, Palatine and Root communities through educational and life enriching activities provided in a safe environment. The needs of the community have changed over the years and the center has been working hard to change to meet those needs.  Our emphasis still remains child-centered. The center provides opportunities for positive social interactions, education, recreation and cultural programs. Members were charged $1.00 to join in 1944. 

The Community Youth Center needs your help in continuing to fulfill the intent of the organizers of 1944.  If you can contribute any monetary amount to a program, volunteer, or develop an idea that would help the center grow we would love to hear from you. 

Contact Us

Board Members

Community Youth Center Inc

9 Erie Blvd
PO Box 33

Canajoharie, NY 13317

Phone Number:
(518) 673-5117


Center Director:

Janice Dillenbeck


Board of Directors:

Tim Shepard, President

Sarah Davidson
Tracy Evans
Jason Peruzzi
Betty Sanders
Alyson Kretser
Roberta Winsman