Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Featured Event

GED and Adult Education Classes

The difference in income for those who have earned a high school diploma and those who have not is significant. On average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, a person without a high school diploma makes $192 less per week, or nearly $10,000 less per year, than a high school graduate with no other education.

 

Community Progress Council works with individuals throughout York County to prepare them for GED and HiSET exams, providing them with better opportunities to earn living wages.

 

Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at CPC’s Noell Building in York. For more information, call (717) 846-4600 or email workready@yorkcpc.org.

Other Events

“Take Charge of Your Money” – Financial Education Workshops

Community Council Progress financial counselors are available to help clients set and reach their financial goals. Whether you want to build savings, improve your credit, or become a homeowner, our financial counselors are here to help you gain the knowledge and skills to become financially empowered.

Building Your Financial Resources Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • January 9, 16 and 23 – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • February 12 and 19 – 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Delta)
  • March 17, 18 and 19 – 9:30 a.m. to Noon*
  • April 16 and 23 – 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • May 5 and 7 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • May 30 and June 6 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.*
  • June 16, 17 and 18 – 9:30 a.m. to Noon

*Workshop will be held in Spanish.

Unless otherwise noted, the workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to attend a session, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.

“Ready to Rent in York” – Renter Education Workshops

Community Progress Council offers renter education to assist those who are getting ready to rent.

Whether you are a first-time renter or have had some bumps in the road renting in the past, an educational workshop can help you to be a prepared and ready renter, equipped with information about the rental process, affordability, alternatives to market rent apartments, securing an apartment, understanding a lease, and landlord tenant laws.

Our HUD-certified counselors help you understand the rental process and prepare you for the rights and responsibilities of renting.

Rental Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • Wednesday, January 22 – New Hope Ministries (Hanover) – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 29 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.*
  • Wednesday, January 29 – Community Reach (Red Lion) – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 6 – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 11 – New Hope Ministries (Dover) – 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday, March 4 – New Hope Ministries (Mechanicsburg) – 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Thursday, March 26 – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

*Workshop will be held in Spanish.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to attend a session, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.

“Preparing for Homeownership” – Homebuyer Education Workshops

Community Progress Council offers Pennsylvania Housing Finance Assistance (PHFA) approved Homebuyer Education Workshops, which are a pre-requisite for several housing assistance programs.

Homebuyer Education workshops, geared toward first time homebuyers, cover topics including fair housing, predatory lending, credit reports and scores, available mortgage assistance programs, choosing a Realtor and lender, homeowners’ insurance, closing and settlement process, and more.

Workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 18*
  • Saturday, February 15*
  • Saturday, February 29
  • Saturday, March 14
  • Saturday, April 4
  • Saturday, April 25*
  • Saturday, May 16
  • Saturday, June 13
  • Saturday, June 27*

Note: Asterisked dates are also in Spanish.

The workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to register, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.