Category: Education & Workforce

Laying the Foundation for a Life of Success

Early childhood education and childcare are essential for working families and our community’s economic prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already existing barriers to women’s economic participation, and further highlighted inequities that exist for families of color. Worldwide, statistics show an unprecedented number of women leaving the workforce to care for their children who were either…


Responding with Kindness and Understanding

For older adults living with dementia and their caregivers, going about their daily routines can be difficult. Interactions with store associates, servers, tellers, and even in times of emergencies with first responders, can be challenging, because they may not know how best to engage with them. Last year, YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund supported a collaboration…


Stabilizing Housing by Building Stronger Relationships

With a grant from York County’s COVID-19 Response Fund, Tenfold, a local nonprofit organization, developed a plan to help stabilize the rental housing market in York during the pandemic. The York Rental Stability Network (YRSN) is a referral-based program offering two services: landlord risk-mitigation program and housing stabilization services. The goal is to avoid eviction…


Creating a Pathway to Lasting Financial Security

While analyzing the needs of the York community, the team at Shiloh Baptist Church recognized a lack of professional advancement programs for people of color and created The Impact Project (TIP). TIP is a 10- week education and job readiness project for youth between 13-18 years old. The Project is designed to minimize equity gaps…


Latinos Unidos of York

The mission of Latinos Unidos (LU) of York is to empower the Latino community and strengthen bonds to promote social, civic, and economic integration of Latino families in the York area. To help build trust, respect and transparency in the York Latinx community, LU created an Ambassador Pilot program and hired an administrative coordinator to…


Keystones Oral Histories

YCCF is always ready to support educational initiatives to ensure our youth and adults receive the best access to resources and information. When former educator, Bryan Wade came to us with his plan to offer curricula and resources that would meet those needs, we were happy to support his community project. In his grant application,…


CASA’s Workforce Development Program Secures Employment for York Residents

CASA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 in Takoma Park, Maryland as a grassroots response to the human services needs of Latino immigrants. Today, CASA is a regional multi-service organization with offices in York and Lancaster, working to improve the quality of life for working class and immigrant communities. Of the many services provided…


York City Students Get in Gear

The GEAR Project is a new 36- week robotics and engineering pilot program for York City students in grades 9-12, supported by a grant from YCCF’s Children’s Program Fund. This innovative program is “geared” toward providing a well-rounded experience in all 4 disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Students meet once a week for…


The First 10 Initiative

YCCF focuses on improving children’s ability to succeed academically and reducing stresses that prevent them from coming to school each day ready to learn. Teaching children so they are well-prepared for life and work is the key to their future and the future of our community. But what about making sure young children are prepared…


Shining a Light on Star Teachers

For the past seven years, YCCF has been focused on improving educational outcomes for all children in York County. Across the country, student achievement in districts with higher rates of poverty lag far behind their more affluent counterparts. The School District of the City of York (YCSD) is tackling this challenge by investing in a…