Programs & Services

Youth Employment Services

August 07, 2010

Youth and young adults of York County! Are you planning for your future?

Youth receiving assistance

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

Boundary Avenue Corridor

July 29, 2010


This map shows the locations of the Community Development department's major projects along Boundary Avenue. Click on the map to zoom.

Boundary Avenue Development 

Boundary Avenue serves as a symbolic southern gateway into York City.  Over the past decade and a half, the Crispus Attucks Community Development Department has worked to develop this area of the city to make it more attractive to professionals and residents.  In building new commercial properties and renovating old ones, Crispus Attucks has addressed the needs of city residents while providing office space for workers from throughout York County.  Thanks to this development, nearly 400 people are employed in Crispus Attucks owned properties. 

Click on the links below to learn more about a specific project. 

Loretta Claiborne Building (LCB) 

Himes Building 

Greenway Tech Centre 

Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center

Affordable Housing in Southeast York

December 23, 2009

Crispus Attucks provides safe, affordable housing for low to moderate income residents. Our housing units include 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and single family homes in the southeast neighborhood of York. The Housing Program provides referrals for our tenants to other agencies and services. Select renovated houses offer homeownership opportunities.

York Southeast Neighborhood Before 1999

York Southeast Neighborhood Before 1999

Our bilingual staff works diligently with tenants to provide them with safe, affordable, low/moderate-income housing. They also work with other community agencies that will assist our clients to help them improve their lives.

The Crispus Attucks Association’s commitment to provide low-income housing to the York community has reached a critical juncture. We have begun to evaluate current neighborhood needs, homeownership opportunities, partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations and the forging of new business partnerships. This evaluation will carry forward as we look to restructure the ownership structure, rehabilitate properties and fill the service gaps that exist in York.

Rental Housing

York’s Southeast Neighborhood 2003

The Maintenance Department maintains an inventory of supplies, a workshop area to repair large items, and space for additional training of YouthBuild students who may work nearby. This arrangement helps to save costs by allowing for better monitoring of equipment and supplies, consolidating services, and promoting efficiency of staff time.

The maintenance of our low-income housing units is a primary concern for the department. They continually strive to provide the best service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To view a list of available units in York, please visit our Rental Housing page.  Please call our housing department at 717-848-3610 ext 242 or ext 253 with any questions.


Home ownership is one of the cornerstones of a stable neighborhood and a vital economy. Crispus Attucks Community Development Department is committed to supporting sustainable home ownership efforts within the southeast neighborhood.

Revitalizing Southeast York

December 23, 2009

Vista Volunteer Matt Bechtel presents findings from 2009 Neighborhood Survey.

VISTA Volunteer Matt Bechtel presents findings from 2009 Neighborhood Survey, an effort of the Community Development program sponsored by the Wachovia Regional Foundation.

The Crispus Attucks Community Development program is committed to the revitalization of southeast York City as a place to live, work and play. Through collaborative site design, property acquisition, fundraising, and site restoration, the program has developed a southern gateway to the city center at Boundary Avenue. The latest projects have also included sustainability features like geothermal heating and cooling in the new Early Learning Center and LEED Green building certification of the Greenway Tech Centre. 

Long term neighborhood stability does not rest solely on home ownership. Neighborhoods are more than simply a collection of houses – they are places where people live.  At their best, neighborhoods meet most of the daily needs of their residents. 

Southeast Cares Neighborhood Steering Committee 

Members of Southeast Cares, the Neighborhood Steering Committee for Southeast York, work to improve the neighborhood. They meet on the second Thursday of each month.  Please contact Danyielle Newman at South George Street Community Resource Center, phone number 843-0238, if you have interest in joining the committee.

Active Living Senior Center

December 22, 2009

The Crispus Attucks Active Living Senior Center offers a welcoming space for area residents age 60 and over to gather and provides an array of educational and enrichment activities. Along with the opportunity to socialize, the center offers periodic health screenings, classes, and trips.

Activities provided include:

  • daily lunch
  • fitness & health programs
  • field trips (day-outings and weekend)
  • bingo and other games
  • shopping opportunities
  • and much more!

The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm and is closed on holidays. For more information, please call Robin Beatty-Smith at 717-848-3610 ext. 267.

The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency.  The Active Living Center Program receives funding from the United Way of York County.


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