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Independence through Work

Posted on 20 October 2015 by ca

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) empowers York area residents to be self-sufficient through training, education, counseling and job placement.


The Vision of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to become a self-sustaining, workforce development and training center with the capacity to expand our services to a growing and diverse population. Through these efforts, the overall standard of living for residents of Southeast York City and surrounding counties will improve along with a sense of responsibility for one’s self, family and community.


The Mission of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to empower York area residents and surrounding counties through training, education, comprehensive case management, and job placement. The CACET is dedicated to providing quality customer service to all we serve. Special attention is directed to economically and socially challenged individuals, the unskilled or under-skilled, and youth and young adults.

Programs of the Center for Employment and Training are covered in detail below.

Get Help Finding & Preparing for Work

Apply for work through Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET)
Location: 620 S George St, York

General Employment Services

This program was developed to serve young adults ages 19 to 24 who are seeking employment. We strive to empower participants in the York County area (York City in particular), to attain self-sufficiency through training, education, counseling, and job placement.

Adult Employment Services

The Center for Employment & Training offers Basic Computer Training for adults. This training is free of charge to the public.

Youth Employment Services

The York Youth Employment Services provides in-school or out of school youth in York County the opportunity to complete their high school education, develop employability skills and skills-specific training that will ultimately put them in a position to secure gainful employment. This program targets youth between the ages of 17-22 years old.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a training program designed to assist the mature worker, age 55 and older, in re-entering the job market.  It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Under Title V of the Older Americans Act. Contact Barry Freeland at 717-848-6700 for more information.

Community Connections Job Club

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training in partnership with Harley Davidson and other members of its Business Advisory Board has launched a new employment and training initiative entitled, The Crispus Attucks Community Connections Program. This initiative is designed to connect inner-city, underserved and underrepresented populations with higher skilled employment opportunities in York and surrounding counties. This workforce development training is seeking highly motivated, unemployed or underemployed, semi to highly skilled individuals who desire to improve their employability in such areas as: manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking, hospitality, construction and general trades. The training will be offered in a classroom setting, one night per week over an eight-week period for two hours per night. Pre-testing and assessment will be done and participants may not miss any of the sessions.

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training Business Advisory Board is made up of representatives from York County business and organizations that provide us with guidance and technical assistance. They include:

  • Career Link of York County
  • Comcast Communications
  • Dentsply Professional
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Harley Davidson Inc.
  • Kinsley Construction
  • Lowe’s
  • Memorial Hospital
  • OSS
  • Performance Group
  • Susquehanna SCORE
  • The York Water Company
  • WellSpan Health
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • White Rose Credit Union

Partners In Education Board

The Crispus Attucks Partners in Education Consortium (P.I.E) provides focused and goal oriented education and training opportunities to area residents.

  • Community Progress Council
  • Consolidated School of Business
  • Crispus Attucks Charter School
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (H.A.C.C.) – York Initiative
  • Kinsley Education Center
  • Manufacturer’s Association of South Central PA
  • Martin Memorial Library
  • Penn State-York
  • York Adams Academy
  • York City School District
  • York College of PA
  • York County Literacy Council
  • York County School of Technology
  • Yorktowne Business Institute
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.)

The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency.  The Center for Employment & Training Youth Employment and Young Adult Employment Programs receive funding from the United Way of York County.

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Affordable Housing in Southeast York

Posted on 23 December 2009 by ca

Crispus Attucks provides safe, affordable housing for low to moderate income residents. Our housing units include 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and single family homes in the southeast neighborhood of York. The Housing Program provides referrals for our tenants to other agencies and services. Select renovated houses offer homeownership opportunities.

York Southeast Neighborhood Before 1999

York Southeast Neighborhood Before 1999

Our bilingual staff works diligently with tenants to provide them with safe, affordable, low/moderate-income housing. They also work with other community agencies that will assist our clients to help them improve their lives.

The Crispus Attucks Association’s commitment to provide low-income housing to the York community has reached a critical juncture. We have begun to evaluate current neighborhood needs, homeownership opportunities, partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations and the forging of new business partnerships. This evaluation will carry forward as we look to restructure the ownership structure, rehabilitate properties and fill the service gaps that exist in York.

Rental Housing

York’s Southeast Neighborhood 2003

The Maintenance Department maintains an inventory of supplies, a workshop area to repair large items, and space for additional training of YouthBuild students who may work nearby. This arrangement helps to save costs by allowing for better monitoring of equipment and supplies, consolidating services, and promoting efficiency of staff time.

The maintenance of our low-income housing units is a primary concern for the department. They continually strive to provide the best service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To view a list of available units in York, please visit our Rental Housing page.  Please call our housing department at 717-848-3610 ext 242 or ext 253 with any questions.


Home ownership is one of the cornerstones of a stable neighborhood and a vital economy. Crispus Attucks Community Development Department is committed to supporting sustainable home ownership efforts within the southeast neighborhood.

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