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Santander Bank awards $50,000 grant to Community Progress Council to support self-sufficiency program


Community Progress Council is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000, two-year grant from Santander Bank, in support of the Self-Sufficiency Program and participants’ ability to secure reliable transportation to work, school, or other needs.

About 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. experience “transportation insecurity,” the experience of being unable to move safely from place to place and in a timely manner, according to a recent report by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

More than half of U.S. adults experiencing levels of poverty are impacted by transportation insecurity, the report said. Along racial lines, that includes 19% of white adults, 29% of Hispanic adults, and 33% of black, non-Hispanic adults.

“Poverty is about a lack of resources, and that goes beyond money,” said Robin Rohrbaugh, President/CEO, Community Progress Council. “Safe, reliable transportation enables a person to secure or maintain a well-paying job, pursue a certification or degree to improve their employability, and generally access the services and supports needed to empower them toward economic self-sufficiency. We’re grateful to Santander Bank for partnering with us to address this often-overlooked need, and help families break the cycle of crisis.”

“We are pleased to support Community Progress Council’s Self-Sufficiency Program and their work to address transportation insecurity, an essential element of helping people and the communities we serve to prosper,” said Angela Moultrie, Regional President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Santander Bank.

Community Progress Council’s Self-Sufficiency Program empowers and coaches low-income families to attain a family-sustaining wage in order to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency and live free of public assistance. Support from the grant will be available only to participants engaged in self-sufficiency coaching through Community Progress Council who are also committed to engaging in continued coaching and financial education opportunities.

To connect with a Resource Navigator and learn more about all the programs that Community Progress Council offers, please call 717-848-4600 and press 0.


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About Community Progress Council

Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. CPC provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with programs that include early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing, financial and employment counseling; nutrition support and education via Women, Infants and Children (WIC); York City Community of Hope; and the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program that helps residents of York County reach financial stability. Learn more at www.YorkCPC.org.