Special Events

Calling All Artists for The First Goodridge Freedom Center Juried Art Competition!

This art contest and exhibition, to be displayed in the museum for the public, will honor William C. Goodridge and the Freedom Seekers who fought–and continue fighting–for freedom. All interpretations of the theme “Freedom Seekers” are welcome. See complete rules & deadlines here. Digital files of work and artist’s statement due Feb. 11, 2018.

About the Goodridge Freedom Center: Located in downtown York, the Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum is owned and operated by Crispus Attucks in the historic former home of William C. Goodridge. Goodridge achieved freedom from slavery as a boy and rose to be a prominent York businessman, Underground Railroad stationmaster, and much more!

New This Year: Give Local York!

What is Give Local York?

For the first time ever, on May 4, 2018, York County will be transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that benefits hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving York County. For 24 hours – from midnight to 11:59pm – on May 4, donors may visit Give Local York to make secure donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations, like Crispus Attucks. Every dollar donated to participating nonprofits will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by Give Local York sponsors—making donor dollars stretch further! Spearheaded by the York Federal
Fellows Alumni, Give Local York will unite donors, businesses, and organizations in giving back to the communities
where we live, work and play.

How do I get involved?

It’s easy! On May 4, 2018, visit from any computer, smartphone, or device. Donate to any of the hundreds of local organizations and each donation will be stretched by a pool of funds raised from our Give Local York sponsors.


Annual Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day of ServiceMartin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The Crispus Attucks Association is proud to participate in this event and provide service opportunities to unite individuals and families in bettering the York community.

The Crispus Attucks Association Day of Service starts with breakfast and a program in the Community Center gymnasium at 605 South Duke Street, York, PA, and is followed by community service activities. Interested participants can pre-register for the event and chose their desired service activity.

For the 2018 MLK Day of Service, you can find the list of available service projects here and register for your preferred project here.


The Crispus Attucks Annual Meeting

The third Sunday of every March at 3:00 PM, the Crispus Attucks Association holds its annual meeting to highlight the previous year’s accomplishments. All community members are welcome to attend.  Please join us for the celebration!

United Way Day of Action

The Day of Action is one of the largest one day volunteer projects in York County. The event is hosted by the United Way of York County in June and helps United Way Agencies and volunteers connect and give back. Last year almost 1,000 volunteers helped with projects and donation drives for one giant day of service for our community. Please contact the United Way of York County at 717-843-0957 for more information.

Cultural Thanksgiving Celebration

Each year in November, the Crispus Attucks Rising STARS program hosts a Cultural Thanksgiving Celebration to recognize unsung local heroes and promote cultural and racial diversity. Awardees are nominated by Rising STARs staff and participants for their positive impact in the lives of York youth and their contribution to the success of the Rising STARS after-school program. The celebration takes place in the Community Center gymnasium and includes entertainment, the awards ceremony, and dinner.

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