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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Congrats to CPC Family Coach Penny Sims for being recognized by The Pennsylvania Head Start Association with the Francine Bunch Award!
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.
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.