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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

A message from Center for Schools and Communities
Through this 6-part series, learn ways to bring STEAM to life for OST youth; presented by PSAYDN
Free Professional Learning Series
Let's work together to keep Parents as Teachers home visiting available to families during COVID-19
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Mindfulness and Parenting
PA youth met with Lt. Governor and Second Lady Fetterman
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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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There’s still time to register for the 2 remaining events in @PSAYDN FREE #STEAM webinar💻series!

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21st Century Spotlights: How 21st CCLC has shaped afterschool across the country

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Announcing: English Language Development Summer Series

Join our experts for these free virtual workshops!


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Today @PSAYDN & partners @BGCA_Clubs, @AlliancePAYMCA provided written testimony in virtual House Education Committee meeting on ways schools can reopen safely with learning models already in use by afterschool programs across PA.

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