News & Views

Martharine Finds Promise

The future is looking bright for Ms. Martharine Harris.  She recently went from subsidized, part-time employment through our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), to a part-time Aide at our Early Learning Center working with school-aged children; with promise of becoming an Assistant Group Supervisor in the near future. Martharine...

Living The Dream Awardees

As part of our Annual MLK Day of Service, Crispus Attucks honors local youth with Living The Dream awards. This award is earned by junior and senior students that exemplify Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through academic efforts, community service, and leadership. This year, we have four exemplary...

From Apprenticeship To Career

You may recall a story we reported a few years ago about a young man from our Center and Employment and Training Program named Gert Frederick. Gert has been a part of Crispus Attucks since the young age of 12. The York City native would volunteer his time in...

Thinking Health in the New Year

It’s the new year…so that means it’s time to think about those new years’ resolutions to eat better, be more active, and overall more healthy, right? Well, our Early Learning Center and Rising STARS program leaders have jumped on this train of thought in developing monthly activities that incorporate...

Introducing Young Thinkers of York

Ray Ames is passionate about helping children and under-served youth learn to tap into their engineering minds and apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts into their every-day lives. He believes STEM education provides “opportunities for youth to overcome obstacles that stand between themselves and success.” He founded Young...

Join us for a Kwanzaa Celebration honoring children, community, and culture on December 13th from 6 to 8 pm. This FREE event has crafts, activities, gift ideas and fun for the whole family! Every child 12 and under will receive a free gift! All are invited to attend. The...

Meet & Greet at Goodridge

Stop by the Goodridge Freedom Center on First Friday December 7th to meet NEW Manager Kelly Summerford and the NEW Crispus Attucks Community Development and Housing Director Edquina Washington! And, listen as the York Area Suzuki Superbowz, a group of violin performers ages 6-18, play sounds of the season from 5 p.m. – 6:30...

Cultural Thanksgiving Celebration

Join us for our 35th Annual Cultural Thanksgiving Celebration on November 19th to honor community members that are “Lanterns of Hope” in York, positively impacting the lives of youth and our Rising STARS program. The 2018 Award Nominees are: Kiuana Santiago Dolores Minaya Diaz Woodard Weary Arts Group Russell...

Festival of Trees

Let the “Festivi-trees” Begin! Join us opening night of our 3rd Annual Festival of Trees from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and delight in ‘image’ themed decorated trees displayed throughout the museum. Also, visit our NEW 1850’s photo gallery and daguerreotype studio. Meet our NEW Goodridge Freedom Center Manager...

Blanca Shares Her Talents

Blanca joined the Active Living Center (ALC) about 4 months ago after a friend’s referral, and has since become a huge asset to the program. She has amazing artistic talents and is bilingual; Spanish is her first language. Both of these characteristics have set Blanca apart as special to the...

Jeanine Finds Joy at SCSEP

Jeanine Richardson, 55, moved to York about 4 years ago from Greenville, South Carolina in an effort to make a better life for her teenage daughter and herself. She had faced a lot of adversity and knew it was time to make a big change. She had to find...

Spanish National Day

Seniors, bring your sombreros to our Active Living Center on Friday, October 19th for a fiesta! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in an effort to increase participation at our Active Living Center, we are having some food, games, music, and prizes! Please invite your senior friends and...

A “Second Mom” for Charter School Students

Denise Wible, has been working as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Crispus Attucks Charter School for just over a year. She has an undeniable passion for helping students, so it wasn’t long before she adopted additional roles of caretaker, guidance counselor, and nurse. Roughly 100 students enroll at the...

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