Our Center For Employment and Training Director Michael Jefferson was recently chosen by the York County Economic Alliance to receive their 2018 SoCo Community Service Award for outstanding service in York’s community. In addition to serving as the Director of Crispus Attucks’ Center for Employment and Training for 30 years, Mr. Jefferson has made remarkable efforts to improve York’s community since moving here in 1986. He was a York Fire and Civil Service Commissioner, served with the York County Chamber of Commerce, and participated in the William F. Goodling Regional Advanced Skills Center, the Harrisburg Area International Airport Regional Board, and the York County Alliance for Learning.
Mr. Jefferson is currently a Harrisburg Area Community College Advisory Committee member and involved in the York County Economic Alliance, serving on the Yorktowne Hotel Project Committee. He’s also the Assistant Secretary for the Black Ministers Association of York County. “I don’t do community work to receive honors for it,” he said. “I do it for the reward of trying to help the community in which I live, work and play.”
Mr. Jefferson has been a huge asset to Crispus Attucks. On behalf of our organization that shares his passion for helping others, we’d like to extend our congratulations to him for receiving this award! His community loyalty provides an example that many can learn from and emulate. In Mr. Jefferson’s words, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Don’t throw rocks at your community, get off the sideline and get in the game.”