I know the struggles as a child. I know the struggles as an adult.
Joyce Santiago – Executive Director,
York Area Housing Group
Food assistance programs gave me the stability I needed as a child.
Mandy Arnold – President/CEO,
Gavin; and Co-Owner, The Left
Progress happens when a community comes together.
C. Kim Bracey – Former
Mayor of the City of York
Faces of Progress
in our community
Our community’s momentum is only as strong as the support we provide. At Community Progress Council, our programs and services support individuals and families faced with the challenges of poverty to advance to self-sufficiency through guidance, resources, and connections that empower self-confidence and perseverance.
“There were a lot of strong women in my life, but my mom was my biggest cheerleader. She taught me that I need to do all that I can to be the best I can be.”
~C. Kim Bracey
“Growing up, my family needed help. If we did not have access to WIC and other programs, I do not know where I would be today.”
“With help from supportive programs, as well as her own determination, she has achieved success not just for herself, but to show her children that progress can be made.”
“Everyone has something to share that can benefit somebody else.”
“As a kid, I was just wondering when I can eat again. As an adult, the stress is about when you can feed your kids. I didn’t want them to go through what I went through.”