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COVID-19: The Center remains committed to providing high quality services in flexible and expanded ways. We are offering all-new virtual workshops, webinars and resources. Learn more.

Center Spotlight

Center for Safe Schools is accepting presenter applications, through June 5, for 2020 Safe Schools Conference
This interactive and high quality presentation will provide an overview of the evidence-based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Let's work together to keep Parents as Teachers home visiting available to families during COVID-19
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We May Be Physically Distant, but We Need to Stay Socially Connected
PA youth met with Lt. Governor and Second Lady Fetterman
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Spring 2020 Newsletter for PA Educators of English learners

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What Clients Are Saying

I participated in four of the English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Workshops conducted by Andrea Kolb. Each has been incredibly informative and helpful. Thank you to Andrea for developing these opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. I am the only ESL teacher in my school and these classes have helped me realize how inspiring it is to connect with others in the field!

“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!”

“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!”

“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!”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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Free Webinar June 1, 3 p.m. --
Get the latest CDC guidelines for safe re-opening, swimming & field trips, classroom set-up, project-based learning, social emotional components & outdoor activities.

🙌CONGRATULATIONS🙌Nichole Fisher (@NicholeD_Fisher), youth development coordinator at the Center, has been named 2020 Youth Advocate by the Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc. for her work with @PADeptofEd ELECT initiative!
@CSIU16 #youthdevelopment

Don't miss our “What’s Hot in STEAM this Summer” 🌞webinars, starting 6/16. This 5-part series by will explore ways to bring #STEAM to life for OST youth!
#AfterschoolWorks #STEM #summerlearning

PA families need voluntary home visiting now more than ever. Join us and @ChildBegin_Home for a Twitterstorm to help home visitors get the flexibility and resources they need to continue providing these crucial services during the #COVID19 pandemic. #HomeVisitingWorks

USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures via @educationweek