November 23, 2015
October 20, 2015
CRISPUS ATTUCKS CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
The Vision of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to become a self-sustaining, workforce development and training center with the capacity to expand our services to a growing and diverse population. Through these efforts, the overall standard of living for residents of Southeast York City and surrounding counties will improve along with a sense of responsibility for one’s self, family and community.
The Mission of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to empower York area residents and surrounding counties through training, education, comprehensive case management, and job placement. The CACET is dedicated to providing quality customer service to all we serve. Special attention is directed to economically and socially challenged individuals, the unskilled or under-skilled, and youth and young adults.
Programs of the Center for Employment and Training are covered in detail below.
Get Help Finding & Preparing for Work
Apply for work through Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET)
Location: 620 S George St, York
General Employment Services
This program was developed to serve young adults ages 19 to 24 who are seeking employment. We strive to empower participants in the York County area (York City in particular), to attain self-sufficiency through training, education, counseling, and job placement.
Adult Employment Services
The Center for Employment & Training offers Basic Computer Training for adults. This training is free of charge to the public.
Youth Employment Services
The York Youth Employment Services provides in-school or out of school youth in York County the opportunity to complete their high school education, develop employability skills and skills-specific training that will ultimately put them in a position to secure gainful employment. This program targets youth between the ages of 17-22 years old.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a training program designed to assist the mature worker, age 55 and older, in re-entering the job market. It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Under Title V of the Older Americans Act. Contact Barry Freeland at 717-848-6700 for more information.
Community Connections Job Club
The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training in partnership with Harley Davidson and other members of its Business Advisory Board has launched a new employment and training initiative entitled, The Crispus Attucks Community Connections Program. This initiative is designed to connect inner-city, underserved and underrepresented populations with higher skilled employment opportunities in York and surrounding counties. This workforce development training is seeking highly motivated, unemployed or underemployed, semi to highly skilled individuals who desire to improve their employability in such areas as: manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking, hospitality, construction and general trades. The training will be offered in a classroom setting, one night per week over an eight-week period for two hours per night. Pre-testing and assessment will be done and participants may not miss any of the sessions.
The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training Business Advisory Board is made up of representatives from York County business and organizations that provide us with guidance and technical assistance. They include:
Partners In Education Board
The Crispus Attucks Partners in Education Consortium (P.I.E) provides focused and goal oriented education and training opportunities to area residents.
The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency. The Center for Employment & Training Youth Employment and Young Adult Employment Programs receive funding from the United Way of York County.
September 26, 2015
Crispus Attucks Charter School
The Crispus Attucks Charter School is designed to give youth the opportunity to earn their high school diploma. Along with academic classes, seniors must participate in Service Site construction training every other week. Students are also required to participate in Mental Toughness.
— Jacquie Martino-Miller, Crispus Attucks Charter School CEO
The Crispus Attucks Charter School has successfully aligned its curriculum with the Pennsylvania Student State Standards and benchmarks. We were recognized by YouthBuild USA, our national parent organization, for our outstanding program.
The students who enter our program have committed themselves to positive change. They recite our mission statement every morning, with its focus on accepting responsibility and respectable leadership.
The school’s aim is to help each student earn a high school education, develop employability skills, provide skills training and ultimately put them in a position to further their education and secure gainful employment. This is done by having a state certified curriculum, and a teaching staff that meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order to receive a high school diploma. There is a Mental Toughness component that focuses primarily upon self-discipline and positive self-image.
Our constant endeavor to keep that mission alive and growing is established in the following areas and strengths:
Applications for enrollment to grade 12 of the Crispus Attucks Charter School are available daily. Please see Ms. Feliciano in the administrative office at 605 South Duke Street for an application.
Click here for Crispus Attucks Charter School Transition Services for job links and post secondary education opportunities.
Si tiene preguntas o precupaciones en cuanto la educacion de sus hijos, por favor comunicase con la Sra. Chris Feliciano al 848-3610 ext. 250 o por correo electronico email@example.com. Con mucho gusto la Sra. Feliciano lo asistira.
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Crispus Attucks Charter School shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act Title IX Statement.
For further information, contact:
Crispus Attucks Charter School
Title IX Officer
605 S. Duke St.
York, PA 17401
September 01, 2015
Decades and decades of secrets hide inside this house. Its walls shelter stories of the lives who hid here for safety and its detailed façade covers the depth of its historical owners’ true story. This house you may have passed hundreds of times, has something it wants to tell you.
Look closely, have you ever noticed the blue historical marker on the 100 block of East Philadelphia Street? It opens the book on William C. Goodridge’s life and accomplishments, but we want to let you in on the deeper story.
Before owning this property and many others in York County, Goodridge grew up owning nothing, not even his own freedom. He was born into slavery and was sold, with his mother, to a doctor in Baltimore. Around age 6, he was sent away from Baltimore and brought to York as an indentured servant to a tanner, Reverend Dunn. He was to be freed on his 21st birthday and waited for the chance to be his own man. But when he was 16, Rev. Dunn set him free. Goodridge made the first decision for himself and left York to learn barbering. He returned around 1824 and opened up his first business venture, a barber shop. He quickly learned from listening to discussions between his diverse clients and expanded his businesses in York. Soon he sold candies, cosmetics, various fruits, and many other items at his variety store. Records show that in the 1850s he was one of the wealthiest men in York. He interacted with white businessmen and bought several of his properties from them. His business and success were well known in the area, unlike the secret activities he used his financial success to accomplish.
Goodridge risked his empire by committing what was a federal offense at the time to help countless freedom seekers escape slavery and find freedom beyond the Mason-Dixon Line. Without drawing attention to himself, he used a trapdoor to his basement, false bottoms in his railcars, and hideaways in his other properties to help people on their journey to freedom. As the sole survivor of John Brown’s Harpers Ferry raid, Osborne Perry Anderson relied on Goodridge to dodge the men who chased after him. Goodridge was closely aligned with abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison, Stephen Smith, William Whipper, and William Still; he even referred to Frederick Douglass as a close friend. Men, women, and children who fled from slavery depended on Goodridge and the shelter of his residence at 123 East Philadelphia Street. His house guarded their secrets, hid their scent from vicious slave catchers, and gave them a respite from exposure to the weather. Now Crispus Attucks is working looking to expose all the secrets held in its walls.
Soon you’ll be able to explore and discover what’s been hidden for more than a century. We are renovating his home into the Goodridge Freedom Center. When opened, this event space and educational center will give visitors a glimpse into the deep history that lies under the surface in York County. Visitors can connect the lines between Goodridge’s industries, his passion for social justice, and freedom’s implications in today’s society. The true-life story of William Goodridge has caught the attention of a wide audience and the opening of his former residence, that we believe is a one-of-a-kind historic site, will become a place of pilgrimage for scholars, students, and tourists from Pennsylvania and far beyond. The Center will have unique programming that allows guests to interact in-person with history.
To learn even more secrets around this project or to be notified about details for its special event contact Mya Varno, at 848-3610 x248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30, 2015
Our technique has helped many displaced workers, but there are still some workers that require extra assistance. In order to meet each individual right where they are, we have partnered with outside organizations to help bridge the gap in our service competencies and allow for our participants to have a full portfolio of opportunities at their disposal.
The following is a brief description of some of our partners and the services that they offer.
Susquehanna SCORE: The Susquehanna Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. SCORE volunteers share their expertise and serve as sounding boards “For the life of your business.” SCORE is now offering Entrepreneurial & business plan writing workshops at Crispus Attucks
The South Central PA Sickle Cell Council (SCPASCC): is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health services to persons with Sickle Cell Disease and their families in today’s global environment. SCPASCC and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center partner to deliver comprehensive medical and psychosocial services.
OVR: The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. OVR is now keeping regular office hours at our JOB Club location at 620 S. George St. York PA
York County School of Technology GED program: We have also partnered with York County School of Technology to offer General Education Development (GED) examination, in order to assist participant who are seeking to earn their High School equivalency. Classes are taught daily at our Job Club Location at 620 s George Street.
We are always looking for partners who will help our participants get the help and services they so desperately need. It is our hope that these partnerships will allow us to bridge the employment gap in our community. At CACET we will never offer a handout, only a hand up.
If you would like more information about the program, or if you would like to get involved please contact us at CACET@crispusattucks.org.
September 05, 2014
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)is a training program designed to assist the mature worker, age 55 and older, in re-entering the job market. It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Under Title V of the Older Americans Act.
Are you 55 or older and looking for a job?
Employers value the skills and experience older workers bring to the workplace, so they are looking for people like you. If you’re 55 or older with a low income, local organizations are ready to help you refresh your job skills and re-enter the workforce.
How does the program work?
Eligible individuals are enrolled, usually for 20 hours per week at minimum wage, in non-profit or public agencies where they receive:
What are the goals of the program?
Achieve permanent employment.
Provide paid training to enhance opportunities.
Enhance services to the community as a whole by placing the program participants in community service agencies.
Serve as a link between employers seeking to hire older employees and the older worker.
Types of community services:
The program provides temporary training that contributes to the general welfare of the community. Typically, SCSEP participants are offered training in:
How do I know if I’m eligible for SCSEP?
To be eligible for SCSEP, you must be:
It is best to contact us to determine eligibility as not all income is counted.
What do I need to apply?
To apply, simply contact the SCSEP office listed on the back of this brochure to complete an application. Please be sure to bring:
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Crispus Attucks Association
500 South George Street
York, PA 17401
Connecting mature workers with jobs in their community
February 10, 2014
The Crispus Attucks Association is committed to providing quality, affordable housing to York community residents. If you are in the market for housing in York, please take a look at our recently published list of available units.
If you are ready to take the next step and commit to a Crispus Attucks unit, print out a copy of the rental application below. Once you have filled out the application, bring it with the following items to our 613 South George Street office to complete your rental application:
Please contact the Crispus Attucks Housing Department at 717-848-3610 ext 242 or ext 253 with any questions.
August 03, 2011
“The children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.”
The Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center has been developing leaders for the York
community for the more than 75 years. Some examples are: Dr. Julia Hines-Harris, Mattie Chapman, football great Woody Bennett, and many, many others. Early intervention, along with quality programs and a genuine love for children are some of the many ingredients in developing a child’s mind. We partner with our Early Learning Center parents to provide a caring and nurturing environment for our young people.
The Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center accepts applications for child care for ages 3 months to 12 years throughout the year. Currently we have openings for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. We accept children receiving subsidized payment as well as private pay clients. The Early Learning Center is located at 50 East Boundary Avenue, York. Call Camille Sipe at (717) 718-9620 for more information.
What makes Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center the best place for your child:
A Caring Reputation
Extraordinarily High Standards
Focused on Learning
Flexibility For Your Family
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Early Learning Center, please contact Portia Newman 717-718-9620.
August 21, 2010
We must empower our young people to reach their fullest potential, so that they are prepared when the “baton” is passed to them. Our goal is not to ‘fix’ youth, but to develop them. The Crispus Attucks Rising STARS (Striving To Achieve Remarkable Success) Youth and Family Program provides many after-school and summer educational, recreational, and social responsibility opportunities for youth 5 to 18 years old. All youth participate in:
The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency. The Rising STARS After School and Summer Camp Programs receive funding from the United Way of York County.
August 07, 2010
Youth and young adults of York County! Are you planning for your future?
Not sure where to start? Looking for a job? Want to get back into school or continue your education after high school? The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training has a variety of programs for in-school and out-of-school youth between 14-18 years of age and young adults from 19-24 years of age. These programs are designed to prepare youth for jobs, help them with their education, obtain certifications, and improve their life and basic computer skills along with other necessary skills and training. Participants must meet state mandated financial eligibility (Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF) guidelines.) This is an opportunity to both “learn and earn,” and programs are offered during daytime and after school hours. If you, your child, organization, or individuals you serve are interested in finding out more about our programs, please contact: Shana Scott, Case Manager at 717-848-3610 ext. 303 or email@example.com.