Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO)

443 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Janice Berthoud, Executive Director


The Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) is a not for profit organization that aims to create and produce plans and projects to improve housing, social, and economic conditions for low and moderate income residents of the West and Central Harlem neighborhoods. The organization hopes to aid West Harlem residents with a sense of community. “ECDO has broadened and diversified its scope of projects that includes tenant and community organizing, technical assistance to community residents and organizations, counseling, education, youth and adult employment programs and services.”


ECDO’s Head Start Center offers a full day, year-round Head Start child care center.

  • Eligibility: Preschool children, aged 3-5 only
  • Applications: Please call (212) 234-8135 for application and information
  • Director: Barbara Brewer
  • Address: 249 West 144th Street, New York, NY 10030