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An estimated 150,000 people across York County, every one in three, are struggling to live daily and not considered self-sufficient. Through coaching, we can connect them with services, help them anticipate next steps, and plan for the unplanned.
Community Progress Council is pleased to share that Assistant Chief Program Officer Luisa Olivo-Wolf has been chosen by the Pre-K for PA and Start Strong PA campaigns to serve as a member of the 2023 Statewide Provider Advisory Board.
As a community action agency, our mission is to move people toward self-sufficiency. But we recognize that education and employment are huge barriers for people. Thanks to CBS21 for helping us share more about our tuition reimbursement program for employees.
Based on remaining funds available for ERAP in York County, Community Progress Council is announcing a phased program closure.
Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome incoming Board Chair Ellen Kyzer and a new slate of Board officers, whose roles took effect July 1, 2023.
Monique Ewasko, a certified housing counselor for the Community Progress Council, said that inflation, the cost of living and rising interest rates contribute to financial pressure.
If you’ve missed a mortgage payment recently, you’re not alone. Community Progress Council Housing counselors worked with 47 York County families in various states of default and delinquency or foreclosure in the first three months of 2023 — a nearly 490% increase over the same period last year.
Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome Kirk Blazic as Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Kirk leads the organization’s financial strategy and operations, defining financial strategies that will sustain and advance our mission to empower families toward self-sufficiency.
Hess adds the funds will be used to hire two community outreach navigators, who will ideally be bilingual in either Spanish or Haitian Creole. A portion of the grant is allocated for translating outreach documents into languages prevalent in local communities.
Right now, about 9,000 people in the county take advantage of the program designed to help supplement and nurture healthy eating habits for pregnant women and parents of kids five and under.
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.