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Stories of progress are everywhere at Community Progress Council. See what’s new in our programs and services for low-income residents of York County, and celebrate with us on client successes and community impact.
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WIC CIAO grant to support innovative outreach efforts
Community Progress Council has been awarded a $549,999 grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (WIC CIAO), which will strengthen WIC in York County by increasing awareness of program services and benefits among eligible families, and connecting those families to comprehensive, integrated services.
Housing programs recognized by CPBJ Nonprofit Innovation Awards
Community Progress Council is honored to achieve runner-up status in a highly competitive category for the 2023 Central Penn Business Journal Nonprofit Innovation Awards! Recognition of CPC in the Programs category was awarded based on our innovative approach to housing education and financial counseling, providing a continuum of services that meet families where they are, and connect them with longer-term supports.
CPC raises $51,730 through Give Local York!
Thanks to your amazing support of Community Progress Council through Give Local York, we raised $51,730, all of which goes toward our mission to empower people in poverty to make progress toward self-sufficiency. Read stories of impact YOU make possible!
Training program opens doors for Jen, thanks to PNC
Jen has always loved working with little kids. But as a mother to five of her own, she needed a career path that offered hours for a good work-life balance. A new training program at CPC provided the perfect fit as Jen pursued her goals to teach in an early childhood education classroom.
PA Head Start recognizes CPC Family Coach, Penny Sims
Congrats to CPC Family Coach Penny Sims for being recognized by The Pennsylvania Head Start Association with the Francine Bunch Award!
Pre-K for PA partnership benefits young learners
Thanks to the Pennsylvania Head Start Association and Pre-K for PA, we sent a bus full of 15 energetic Head Start students to the Governor’s Residence for an egg hunt. The kids got to touch live bunnies, hunt for plastic eggs, and enjoy a new adventure.
Resources available as SNAP emergency allotments end
Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council’s Director of Housing Education joined WITF The Spark to discuss the impact of SNAP emergency allotments ending and resources to help families during this transition.
Santander Bank awards $50,000 grant to support self-sufficiency program
Community Progress Council is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000, two-year grant from Santander Bank, in support of the Self-Sufficiency Program and participants’ ability to secure reliable transportation to work, school, or other needs.
Ribbon-cutting celebrates new Red Lion hub
The York County Economic Alliance, Red Lion Area School District, PA State Rep. Wendy Fink, York County PA Commissioners Hoke and Smith, and CPC team members gathered for a ribbon-cutting celebration of our recently-opened Red Lion hub. Watch the Facebook Live from YCEA!
Community Progress Council welcomes Chief Human Resource Officer, Linda Spoon
Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome Linda Spoon as Chief Human Resource Officer. In her role, Linda will provide leadership to advance key strategic priorities for the organization around culture, and staff engagement and development.
Enterprise supports CPC on the ‘ROAD Forward’
Thank you to Enterprise Holdings, who presented a generous donation of $10,000 to Community Progress Council. This is the third year of a five-year commitment as part of the Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward initiative, which supports organizations that advance social and racial equity in communities where the company operates. We are proud to be a trusted community partner in meeting the needs of underserved communities, and grateful to Enterprise for their ongoing support!