Important News

Center for Schools and Communities office building and conference rooms at 275 Grandview Avenue in Camp Hill, PA will be closed Monday, March 16 through April 3, 2020. Center operations, program and initiative work will continue by remote without interruption of services from 8 a.m to 5 p.m Monday through Friday.

Announcements regarding events and meetings will be communicated with attendees directly.

A directory of contact information for Center staff can be found here.

Resources and information can be found here.

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our customers, staff and community.

Center Spotlight

Youth Engagement in the Time of Social Distancing: An Introductory Conversation | April 2 | 10-11:30 am
Free Online Trainings Announced
COVID19 Update for 2020 National SEL Conference
During stay-at-home advisories, PA PAT's affiliates continue to serve families by using technology tools
Teacher (20s) with multi-ethnic group of elementary school students.
Bullying Prevention and SEL: What Can I Do Now?
Partnering with Dads to Promote Family Wellbeing | FREE Webinar
April 1 | 10-11:15 am

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What Clients Are Saying

“I’ve had the honor of working closely with CSC for over 20 years and continue to be impressed with their balance of professionalism and support. I’ve presented at their well-organized and energizing conferences. As a longtime grantee through the ELECT program, I’ve received prompt, cutting-edge information and trainings that were individualized for my needs. The CSC staff are approachable advocates committed to the well-being of all the individuals and agencies they serve.”

“We value and trust the staff at the Center to provide the training and technical assistance we need to implement our 21st Century Community Learning Center and Migrant Education Programs. We know we can count on them to help us design and offer afterschool and summer programming that our students enjoy and look forward to attending.”

“Partnering with the Center on statewide initiatives has been extremely rewarding and mutually beneficial to our programs and to the education communities we serve. CSC staff guided a diverse array of projects including the development of a graduate level webinar series and website on green and healthy schools, support of watershed training initiatives, coordinated statewide service learning initiatives, supported Chesapeake Bay education leadership, organized conferences and professional development opportunities, provided fundraising support and offered quality workshop registration and marketing management.”

“A colleague recommended that I reach out to the Center for our annual faculty conference. With a list of my needs in hand, the staff at the Center found seven fantastic presenters and sessions that fulfilled my needs far above and beyond what I had hoped. We will definitely be working with them for years to come!”

“The Center for Schools and Communities has been a KEY partner in our conference planning and I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and help!”

“Thank you for the opportunity to present at the conference. It was one of the best conferences I have ever participated in - very friendly environment, nice pace and variety of events, and wonderfully engaged attendees. I look forward to a continued partnership with your organization!”

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During stay-at-home advisories, Pennsylvania Parents as Teachers’ affiliates continue to serve families through innovative outreach and technology tools. Read more:
@NatlPAT #ParentsAsTeachers #HomeVisiting

APRIL 2: @PSAYDN will join PA Humanities Council Teen Reading Lounge network to explore ways #OST leaders are using virtual youth programs & innovative engagement strategies. Read more & JOIN ONLINE: @PAHumCouncil @PADeptofEd
#youthengagement #afterschool

WEBINAR 4/1: Partnering with fathers intentionally, whether living with their children or not, is an important contributor to family wellbeing. This webinar will dig deeper into strategies for including and understanding dads. #fatherhood @NatlPAT @CSIU16

NEW! Free Virtual Workshops for English Language Development start tomorrow -- Stay engaged and gain new knowledge to inform your teaching of English learners.
From the ELD team @Center_Schools
Read more & register
#eld #ell #esl @CSIU16

Matt Butensky, PA Foster Care Point of Contact, learned a school district has prepared 2 diplomas for a PA high school senior whose #adoption is about to be finalized -- the one previously ordered, and one with his new family name! @PADeptofEd @FamilyDsgnRes