In the news
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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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.
Reducing York’s poverty rate a ‘challenge’
Roughly 150,000 of 450,000 York County residents live below the self-sufficiency standard, meaning they struggle to make ends meet each month without help. Although money is the typical measure of whether someone lives in poverty, poverty can also mean a lack of resources.
Poverty awareness event held in Harrisburg
12% of Pennsylvania residents live in poverty, and that number jumps to almost 29% in York City. Community Progress Council helps families through relationship building, coaching, and connecting people to goal-specific programs.
Living in poverty a real struggle for many in Central PA
January is National Poverty Awareness Month and CBS 21’s Hallie Jacobs talked with Community Progress Council about helping families to reach financial stability.
Community of Hope resource fair connects families
Housed in the Hannah Penn K-8 School in York City, Community Progress Council’s Community of Hope offers resources to strengthen community relations and connect children and families to education opportunities.
The end to poverty starts with all of us
Inflation seems here to stay, and rising costs are impacting even middle-income families. Many people are, understandably, so focused on making it from one day to the next, paying the bills at hand, that the future seems out of reach. In honor of Poverty Awareness Month, we share a solution to poverty that begins with all of us.
County Commissioners recognize CPC for efforts to end poverty
Community Progress Council, recognized by County and City officials for Poverty Awareness Month, is dedicated to helping people who are struggling financially. They offer financial and housing education, early childhood education, nutrition and workforce development to encourage self-sufficiency.
Hometown Hero: County Commissioners recognize CPC
These hometown heroes are honored for their fight against poverty: On Jan. 4, 2023, York City and York County officials released a joint proclamation honoring the Community Progress Council.
Achieving financial New Year’s resolutions
New Year’s resolutions succeed when people accept challenges, get an accountability partner, and create a plan. Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council’s Director of Housing Education, said financially, each year, its good to make a revisable spending plan or budget.
Ruth Robbins graduates York Federal Fellows
Ruth Robbins, Chief Program Officer at Community Progress Council, was named a York Federal Fellow in 2022, a personal and professional development program created to support strong leadership in York’s nonprofit sector.
Inflation creating crisis among low-income families
Community Progress Council focuses on comprehensive, integrated services because we know that many factors can impact a family’s ability to make progress toward self-sufficiency.
We were glad to share our voice alongside two community partners, Family First Health and Highmark WholeCare, in this recent CBS21 story that highlights how social and economic factors can impact health.