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Community Progress Council offers a wide range of programs and services focused on helping individuals and families achieve greater self-sufficiency. Choose a link below to view news articles and videos about our services, events, program participants and leadership in the community.

Shopping for groceries just became easier for parents enrolled in the York County WIC food assistance program.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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WIC Program to Distribute EBT Cards Instead of Checks

The state Department of Health announced Monday, Sept. 9, that instead of distributing checks from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), participants will now receive an EBT card that can be swiped just like a debit or credit card.

The change will be positive for a number of reasons, said Carly Hess, clinic manager and WIC outreach coordinator for the York County Community Progress Council.

“Unfortunately, sometimes there’s a stigma that goes along with checks,” she said.

WIC checks used to be distributed to participants once every three months, Hess said, and each check was printed with a list of the approved items that could be purchased with that check, such as milk, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables or cereal.

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York’s CPC wins state ‘Best Agency Award’



Community Progress Council, York County’s community action agency, received the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s “Best Agency Award” during a Nov. 13 event in Harrisburg.

The Community Progress Council (CPC) was one of four out of 72 agencies across the state to be honored, according to a news release.

The CPC was recognized for its work with York County residents regarding home-ownership, home foreclosure, rental assistance and personal finance.

Its housing program provides one-on-one counseling, as well as educational workshops for residents.

Workshop gives business, government leaders a taste of poverty

Central Penn Business Journal, Friday, January 12, 2018

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Access to health care, jobs, housing, transportation and child care was just beyond reach. If they were attainable, they were costly necessities that made the difference as to whether there would be dinner on the table or lights on at night.

They scrambled to find jobs and to feed their families, while handling as best they could the mishaps and misfortunes that easily derail plans, leading to hunger or homelessness or both. 

“There was a lot of uncertainty,” said Mike Buckingham.

Sobering role play puts York County leaders below the poverty line

York Daily Record/Sunday News, Thursday, January 11, 2018

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VIDEO: Poverty simulation creates empathy

York Dispatch, Thursday, January 11, 2018

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WIC program offers later appointments

TownLively, Friday, December 15, 2017

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Homebuyer Education workshops set

York Dispatch, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Community Progress Council expands leadership team with CPO

York County Economic Alliance, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Why should I care about poverty in York? (column)

York Daily Record/Sunday News, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Community Progress Council Head Start programs earn national accreditation

York Dispatch, Monday, August 28, 2017

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Community Progress Council receives proclamations for Community Action Month

TownLively, Thursday, June 1, 2017

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