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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...

Join us First Friday for our GRAND OPENING of the Glenalvin J. Goodridge Photographic Gallery Reproduction Tour our NEW 1850’s photo gallery Learn from 3 experts as they explain the history of one of the earliest African-American photo pioneers. Grant R. Romer, Larry J. West and Joseph Shane will...

Seniors ages 60 and older are invited to attend a FREE Wellness Expo on Thursday, September 20th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Crispus Attucks gymnasium located at 605 South Duke Street in York. This is a FREE event sponsored by Senior Life York. About 20 community...

Summer Camp Success

Like most students who participate in our STEAM Summer Camp, Davon was a typical boy enthusiastic about learning new things this summer. However, his first week was filled with feelings of uncertainty and uneasiness. He was no stranger to summer camps, so it came as a bit of a...

Youth Career Exploration

This summer, youth ages 14-18 from all over York County participated in our Center for Employment & Training‘s Summer Career Employment Academy, where they developed necessary skills to find secure employment after high school. They honed in on team-building exercises, and practiced positive, professional attitudes, resume writing techniques, and...

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