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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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As CPC considered the challenges facing teachers and supportive team members, they looked to create a classroom environment set up differently than many traditional child care centers. It’s working.
January marked Poverty Awareness Month, but we know that families below the self-sufficiency standard struggle year-round to make ends meet and move themselves forward to financial stability. Thank you to City of York Council President Edquina Washington and Council Members Teresa Johnescu, Betsy Buckingham, Dr. Felicia O. A. Dennis, and Elsbeth Bupp for presenting a proclamation at last night’s City Council meeting and recognizing the hard work of Team CPC and the impact we have for families in York City and across York County.
The Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s Balcony Lights displayed orange this month in recognition of CPC’s work to foster economic self-sufficiency in the community.
Thank you to Mayor Michael Helfrich and the City of York for issuing a proclamation in honor of Poverty Awareness Month and Community Progress Council’s work to empower people toward economic self-sufficiency.
President/CEO Robin Rohrbaugh and Community Action Association of Pennsylvania CEO Beck Moore spoke to WITF The Spark about why poverty is “a much bigger issue than just thinking about the lowest income folks in our communities.”
Thank you to the York County PA Commissioners for their proclamation in honor of Poverty Awareness Month and the work that Community Progress Council does to empower people toward economic self-sufficiency. We are proud to celebrate the comprehensive, integrated services that our team provides to interrupt generational poverty and build a stronger community for everyone in York County.
Changing poverty isn’t a simple, one-service kind of thing, but it is investing in that collaboration and integration of services. Through Community Progress Council’s comprehensive, integrated services, Jennifer and Juan have been able to achieve their goals in repairing their credit, saving up, and building their future story.
It is increasingly clear that the federal poverty levels fall short as a good measure of economic stability, failing to capture the true number of families and people struggling to make ends meet and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
We were honored to attend the 2023 Tri-Region Be Utility Wise human services conference, and to be celebrated with Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s first ever Outstanding Community Partner Award, based on our work to distribute resources to families through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome Veronica Adams in the role of Director of Donor Relations & Development, and Dionna Wright in the role of Director of Outcomes & Assessment. Both will serve on Community Progress Council’s Leadership team.
Will you help us make the holiday season bright for families in our early childhood education programs? This year, we are excited to share our Holiday Sponsorship registry at Target.com. and at Target locations. All listed books and toys are age-appropriate for the children enrolled in our program and will provide them with an opportunity to extend their learning and play beyond the walls of the classroom.