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A place to stay. A meal. Essentials. Finding Your Way in PA app. www.findingyourwayinpa.com
Help children experiencing homelessness find the services they need and deserve.
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2022 EMPOWER Pennsylvania's OST Conference, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Lancaster, PA
Join us as we offer professional development focused on out-of-school time programming.
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2022 School Safety Summit, Nov. 1-2, Harrisburg, PA
Receive actionable strategies to support a comprehensive school safety plan and process.
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Fall 2022 ELD Professional Learning Conference, Nov. 15-17, Virtual
Join us to engage in discussion to support multilingual learners.
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2022 Refugee Education Summit, Sept. 26, and Paving the Way Conference, Sept. 27-29,
Engage with Pennsylvania educators and community staff to better support refugees, and children experiencing homelessness and/or foster care.
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It’s time to schedule your school’s fall physical safety and behavioral health assessments.
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What Clients Are Saying

I've been on a LOT zoom trainings/conferences since the pandemic began and this [the 2022 Strengthening Families Conference], hands down, has been an outstanding event! Kudos to all of your hard work and efforts to bring us knowledgeable, engaging presenters!

I was so impressed your 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success conference! I’ve shared some of the materials with our McKinney–Vento team at my agency and it’s my dream for us to put something similar together for Washington state. Thank you for setting such a great example of how to creatively engage practitioners during this challenging time!

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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As we encourage families to make a plan during National Preparedness month, the #SchoolSafetySummit2022 offers sessions that help schools prepare for school emergencies. Make your hotel reservations @SheratonHbg by Oct. 10. https://hubs.ly/Q01nvHn60

Code.Chella kits have arrived at Steppingstone Scholars in Philadelphia! We’re excited to see the #STEM journeys their students take through our Million Girls Moonshot Initiative.

Lauren Spigelmyer @TheBehaviorHub shared that chronic stress makes students move to stressed states more frequently & are less likely to stay in a neutral state. There are ways to reset your nervous system & back to the window of tolerance. #Posture #WarmGreeting #PTWconference

Attend #EMPOWEROST2022 to address a top concern of afterschool programs as identified by the @afterschool4all - recruiting and retaining staff. https://hubs.ly/Q01n0v180 #Afterschool #OST #StrategicPlanning #Equity #LeadershipDevelopment #StaffDevelopment

There are 2 days left to apply for our Statewide #Multilingual Education Program #Manager position. Work in the #Harrisburg area. Manage all aspects of the #ELD - #Multilingual Education projects, grants, and special initiatives. https://hubs.ly/Q01nvGs10