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SAVE THE DATE for York County’s Largest Day of Giving! 300+ nonprofits. 24 hours. $3 million dollars. May 3, 2019. Give Day will be one huge party across York County! The first-ever Give Local York was held on May 4, 2018 and raised $1,478,887 for 211 York County nonprofits...

Join us on Sunday, March 17 as we host our 88th Annual Meeting to honor community members who have positively impacted Crispus Attucks and York’s community, and reflect on Crispus Attucks’ accomplishments in 2018. This public event will offer an overview of our diverse programs and services, and a...

Extraordinary Gentlemen

Join us for an evening of Extraordinary Gentlemen where young men and adult men come together for a powerful discussion on the keys to leading a successful life. This event is designed to encourage youth to thrive and find role models in York’s community to help them achieve their...

Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper’s Voices of F.E.W. at the Goodridge Freedom Center, excerpts that chronicles her life as a pioneering social activist and abolitionist. Living History Interpreter Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper will share her journey through life during the nineteenth century as...

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...

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