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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 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.
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.
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.
January is National Poverty Awareness Month and CBS 21’s Hallie Jacobs talked with Community Progress Council about helping families to reach financial stability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.