Programs at The EPICENTER

The EPICENTER works to empower people, strengthen families, & build a sense of community and trust in Edgewood. It provides a place for kids and adults to grow and learn, and to serve and give back, developing leaders for today as well as tomorrow. Programming in the following 4 areas creates a dynamic presence in Edgewood: Children & Youth, Life Skills, Recovery, and Health & Wellness. If you have more questions about EPICENTER programming, please contact Allison Jefferson. If you would like to help with these programs, please fill out our Volunteer Application.

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Before & After School Program

The EPICENTER is now enrolling for the 2018-19 Before and After School Program The Zone.  Our Before School Program will be a new addition this year.  We are so happy to have the opportunity to provide our community with a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children to come before and after school each day.

The program is open for kindergarten through 8th grade students. The hours of the program will be 6:30AM drop off for the Before School Program and 6:30PM pickup for the After School Program. The cost of the Before School Program will be $25 per week and After School Program will be $55 per week which includes transportation to and from school if needed.

Transportation is available to and from the following Harford County Schools:

  • Magnolia Middle School
  • Edgewood Middle School
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • Joppatowne Elementary School
  • Magnolia Elementary School
  • Deerfield Elementary School
  • William Paca/Old Post Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary

Here is a quick overview of the programs:

Before School Program

A Healthy breakfast will be provided each morning along with small group structured games, moderate gym activities, completion of homework if needed, and or a quiet restful place for your children.

After School Program

  • Dinner is served daily
  • Math & reading tutoring as well as homework assistance by certified staff
  • Age appropriate Gym activities
  • Basketball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Lego Club
  • Mentoring Program

You can register online at, or come into the Epicenter Mon.-Fri. during normal business hours.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Director of Children’s Programming at, or by calling 443-981-3742




Registration begins March 9th from 10am-12pm


For additional information contact Allison Jefferson at




Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 PM–3:00 PM.

Come in and enjoy a comfortable environment while getting your work done or searching the web. Help with using computers, filling out forms, and creating resumes will also be available.



Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 PM–3:00 PM.
Monday Nights, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM.

The EPICENTER is pleased to offer the basketball gym for members of the community to play during the day. Register and sign a liability form in person at The EPICENTER during posted Open Gym hours.



Location: The EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040 443-981-EPIC

Time: The 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (on a drop-in basis)

Purpose: Providing job seekers with tools, resources, and support that leads to successful employment

Focus Areas: Resume Skills, Interview Skills, Vocational Planning, Overcoming Roadblocks, Elevator Speech, Job Searching, Job Application Processing, Networking, Peer Support, and Information Sharing

Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Karl Staab at



Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Start Date TBA )

Need a job? Jobs for Life can provide you the skills you need to get a job. Through this training, men and women develop character and become connected to a community of support. They will learn to obtain more than just a job as they experience a life filled with confidence, self-control, coaching, learning, and faith. Invest in yourself for the future…Enroll now!

Cost: $5

Enroll: Fill out a registration form online or in person at The EPICENTER.



Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


Fridays, 7-8:00pm

Narcotics Anonymous atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.



Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Al-Anon is for anyone who has been affected by alcoholism. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, the Al-Anon program can offer help


Health & Wellness



2nd Friday of the month, 2-5pm

The EPICENTER partners with Tabitha’s House and the Maryland Food Bank to give away over 7,000 pounds of food each month to those who need it. In addition, several healthcare services are offered, such as free Chiropractic care, dental care, screenings, and many more.




Saturdays 9:30am

The EPICENTER is pleased to host EveryDaie Fitness, featuring certified instructor Daie Henry. Not a dancer but LOVE listening to sounds while busting out some serious cardio?  With its plateau proof formula, this class is designed to give you the most bang for your workout.  New to working out? No Problem! Modifications are shown so that YOU can work at your level! Just bring a towel, a mat, and LOTS of water!

Cost: $3 per class.

Enroll: Just show-up and enjoy the class.


Tuesdays 6:30pm

The EPICENTER is pleased to host EveryDaie Fitness Zumba, featuring certified instructor Daie Henry. New to working out? Need some extra Spice in your workout? Then Zumba(r) Fitness is for you!!! You can lose weight and Feel great by dancing to the hottest International songs. Great for ALL fitness levels!!! No dance experience needs! Just be ready to have FUN!

Cost: $40 for the 10-week session. OR $5 per class.

Enroll: Enroll for the class through EveryDaie Fitness’ Facebook page.



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The initiation fee is $60, which covers the annual registration fee and the first examination. After that, the annual organizational registration fee is $30. The monthly membership fee is $40, which allows that student to train at any and all regularly scheduled classes. Scholarships to cover part or all of the monthly training fee.


The Karate program is part of an internationally recognized organization, called JAPAN KARATE-DO RYOBU-KAI (JKR), a traditional Japanese karate organization. JKR is one of the six original karate organization in Japan. More information about JKR is available at the official JKR Web Site: The classes are taught by certified black belt members of JKR. The training program includes strikes, kicks, throws, takedowns, joint-lock techniques, as well as traditional Okinawan weapons. The level of technical difficulty is graduated. The students will learn only those techniques that are appropriate for the students’ proficiency level. Currently, the age restriction for these classes are set at 13 years and older.


The EPICENTER at Edgewood continues to develop programming that will be of value to the community. Continue to check the website for new Adult Education and Health & Wellness opportunities.