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Author Archives: CPBJ Staff

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA

In the last 18 months, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, like many nonprofits, has had to pivot or suspend services during COVID. But mostly, the pandemic has challenged it to think more creatively and be more innovative in the way it serves families to keep them near each other and the resources they need. To continue serving families ...

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Community Progress Councils

As York County’s community action agency, Community Progress Council (CPC) was founded with a mission to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. To better achieve this mission, the organization has fully re-designed its service delivery model in the past 18 months, supporting a comprehensive, integrated approach to services. Building a ...

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Dauphin County CASA

Armed with a vision that every child in Dauphin County has a safe, stable and nurturing home dedicated to a promising future, the Dauphin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was formed in 2018. Since then, its mission has been to recruit, train, educate and supervise dedicated volunteers to become agents of change for the abused and neglected youths of ...

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A&E Hearing Connection

Dedicated to making sure anyone with hearing loss has every opportunity to engage fully in life, relationships and passions, despite their socioeconomic status, Lititz-based A&E Hearing Connection was founded in 2017 to provide affordable, gold-standard audiological care to under-served children and adults in Lancaster and around the world. To keep its programs sustainable, A&E relies on the support of its ...

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Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.

Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. was established in 1996 to help revitalize Waynesboro’s downtown district through support for new and existing businesses, and by providing improvements, events and activities to attract visitors and residents alike to come and enjoy its historic downtown. With a focus on economic growth, marketing the downtown and the surrounding community to new consumers and businesses, and developing ...

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WellSpan Health

With a team of approximately 20,000 employees and more than 200 patient care locations, WellSpan Health is an integrated health system committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. Thanks to a $4 million grant, WellSpan Health recently opened a new and innovative one-stop clinic for vulnerable patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Called START ...

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Child Care Consultants

Founded in 1987, Child Care Consultants (CCC) oversees the Early Learning Resource Center for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, ensuring that all families have access to affordable, high-quality child care choices that lead to success in school and life. Each month, CCC is also responsible for the Child Care Works program, which helps low-income working families ...

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Dauphin County Library System

Driven by a mission of being fully engaged and responsive to the community it serves, the Dauphin County Library System designs its services and resources to connect individuals with opportunities for personal and professional growth, particularly groups and individuals who experience barriers to traditional service. One example of the library system’s efforts is the Digital Prison Library, a program made ...

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Myerstown Vitality Partnership

Established in 2019 The Myerstown Vitality Partnership (MVP) is an independent nonprofit formed from a partnership between the Myerstown Borough, the local business community, local agencies and individuals from throughout the community with a mission to preserve Myerstown’s rich heritage and culture and ensure its future as a vibrant center of commerce, development and community activity. The need for an ...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Since 1981, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) has operated an evidence-based program that creates meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult mentors and children, ages 7 through early adulthood in south-central and central Pennsylvania. Partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and the community, BBBSCR is dedicated to making sure each child in the program achieves higher aspirations, builds better ...

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York Fresh Food Farms

Established in 2016 as a sustainable, community-based, nonprofit urban farm, York Fresh Food Farms (Y3F) is dedicated to increasing access to safe, healthy food for low-income and food-insecure families in the City of York. In addition to providing affordable, nutritious produce, promoting healthy food choices and addressing food access inequities, Y3F has connected with other York County farmers to bring ...

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Someone To Tell It To

As co-founders of Someone To Tell It To (STTIT), Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden were inspired by their friendship, serving for years as each other’s “someone to tell it to”— a constant friend and listening ear in moments of challenge, uncertainty and everyday life. Armed with a desire to design a model of listening with compassion, empathy, presence and understanding ...

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