Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Featured Event

Annual Poverty Simulation – Hanover

Join us for our Annual Poverty Simulation Event

January 25, 2019
8 a.m. to Noon
YWCA of Hanover
23 West Chestnut Street, Hanover

Don’t miss this opportunity to join community leaders in the Hanover area for Community Progress Council’s annual Poverty Simulation. The event is an important exercise and presentation to better understand the struggles of poverty throughout the region and how we – as civic organizations, local government, business leaders, medical representatives, educators and church leaders – can address those challenges and barriers that often keep low-income residents in poverty.

Nearly one in 10 households in York County fall below the poverty line — that’s $25,100 or less for a family of four. To be self-sufficient or independent of all public assistance, a family must earn nearly three times the poverty wage. One in six households do not meet the self-sufficiency standard.

The Poverty Simulation walks participants through everyday struggles that low-wage earners experience. Together, we can identify ways that community leaders, organizations and elected officials can address those challenges.

RSVP by emailing cwhitehill@yorkcpc.org or by calling (717) 846-4600, ext. 282, by Tuesday, January 22.

Other Events

Build Your Financial Resources Workshops

Community Council Progress financial counselors are available to help clients set and reach their financial goals. Whether you want to build savings, improve your credit, or become a homeowner, our financial counselors are here to help you gain the knowledge and skills to become financially empowered.

Building Your Financial Resources Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • January 15-17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • February 7, 14, 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • March 2 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Southern Community Services in Delta)
  • March 19-21, from 9 a.m. to Noon (Spanish)

Unless otherwise noted, the workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to attend a session, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.

Renter Education Workshops

Community Progress Council offers renter education to assist those who are getting ready to rent.

Whether you are a first-time renter or have had some bumps in the road renting in the past, an educational workshop can help you to be a prepared and ready renter, equipped with information about the rental process, affordability, alternatives to market rent apartments, securing an apartment, understanding a lease, and landlord tenant laws.

Our HUD-certified counselors help you understand the rental process and prepare you for the rights and responsibilities of renting.

Rental Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days:

  • Friday, January 11
  • Tuesday, January 29
  • Tuesday, February 12
  • Tuesday, February 26
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Thursday, March 28 (4 to 7:30 p.m.)

The workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to attend a session, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.

Homebuyer Education Workshop

Community Progress Council offers Pennsylvania Housing Finance Assistance (PHFA) approved Homebuyer Education Workshops, which are a pre-requisite for several housing assistance programs.

Homebuyer Education workshops, geared toward first time homebuyers, cover topics including fair housing, predatory lending, credit reports and scores, available mortgage assistance programs, choosing a Realtor and lender, homeowners’ insurance, closing and settlement process, and more.

Workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 9 (Spanish)
  • March 9
  • March 23

The workshops will be held at 226 East College Avenue, York. For more information or to attend a session, please call (717) 846-4600 or email housing@yorkcpc.org.

Parent Support Group

Are you stressed, depressed or just need to talk?

Community Progress Council is kicking off a new Parent Support Group, where parents have the opportunity to be heard, support each other, and build relationships with people who understand them.

The group meets the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at 226 East College Avenue, York. Light refreshments will be provided.

Feel free to call, email or text Helen Madea at (717) 793-0820 or hmadea@yorkcpc.org with any questions.