The Plattsburgh Housing Authority was established in 1951 to ensure safe, adequate, decent and affordable housing, and to promote opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence. The Ted K. Center was founded in the late 1970s when instances of vandalism and crime within Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) family developments occurred at an alarming rate while the number of unsupervised youth also increased. The community center program focuses on education and constructive leisure time activities for youth. 
Currently the Ted K. Center provides educational, social and recreational services to youth ages 2 to 18 who reside in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority. The program offers an early childhood program, an after-school program and a summer program.
The funds provided by Sunrise Rotary will help defray the cost of transportation to and from their week-long summer program at Camp Tapawingo in Point Au Roche.