history of the organisation began in 1986 when
community leaders came together with the objective
that something needed to happen to bring the
people of Alexandra together. Since the Alex
reprieve of 1979 little had been done to improve
the infrastructure of the town.
that housing was a necessity but as important was
the setting up of a multi- purpose community
resource centre. At the time there was no centre
where the community could come for meetings,
information, access a variety of services, to
learn and develop.
Some leaders made contact with
concerned residents in nearby suburbs and together
they linked hands, which gave birth to the name of
By having the focus of building a
centre, there was activity at many levels over the
next five years. The community become involved in
raffles, buy a brick, jumble sales, functions and
local and international fundraising.
They went to
view other centres, liaised with the architects on
the composition of the building and set up their
The association became a Trust in
1990 when funds for the Alexsan Resource Centre
became a reality. The Centre, located in the
middle of Alexandra, was officially opened on 19th
February 1992 just over five years since its first
It sits close to the hearts of the
people of Alexandra, as it was a true community
effort that made it happen.
today is a non-government, non-profit organisation
that provides a comprehensive range of services.