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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.

Community Progress Council is happy to provide interviews, photographs, and other information to news outlets upon request. Media inquiries should be sent to Sarah Chain, Director of Marketing and Communications, at schain@yorkcpc.org or (717) 846-4600, ext. 282.

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Reducing York’s poverty rate a ‘challenge’

York Dispatch, January 30, 2023

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.

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Poverty awareness event held in Harrisburg

WGAL News 8, January 18, 2023

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.

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The end to poverty starts with all of us

York Dispatch, January 12, 2023

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.

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County Commissioners recognize CPC for efforts to end poverty

WPMT FOX43, January 4, 2023

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.

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Achieving financial New Year’s resolutions

WITF The Spark, January 3, 2023

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.

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Ruth Robbins graduates York Federal Fellows

Ruth Robbins graduates York Federal Fellows

Founder Beat, December 8, 2022

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.

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Inflation creating crisis among low-income families

WHP CBS-21, December 2, 2022

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.

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