Category: Education & Workforce

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…


Building Blocks for Family-Sustaining Success

Community Progress Council (CPC) was started as an initiative of the war on poverty in 1965 and has been on the front lines helping people rise out of poverty. In 2018, YCCF’s Fund for York County awarded a multi-year grant for CPC to implement an economic self-sufficiency program based on a successful model that starts…


Setting the Stage for School Success

Do you remember who taught you to say your first word, use a spoon, to walk? Chances are, it was a parent. Parents are our earliest teachers, setting the course for how we learn for the rest of our lives. But parents often need support to be the best teachers for their children. Child Care…


$111,000 in Grants From York County Community Foundation to Support Education, Workforce Development and Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

York, PA — Twelve programs designed to improve the quality of life in York County are the newest recipients of grants from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Fund for York County, Beautiful York Program Fund, Children’s Program Fund, and the White Rose Foundation Fund. “Through building relationships with the organizations applying for grants from…


Our York Media Takes Home $20,000 Grant from YorIt Live Pitch Event

Rebecca and Will Hanlon of Our York Media came out victorious in an exciting YorIt Social Venture Challenge (SVC) Live Pitch on April 18. Four finalists shared their ideas with the York community, and YorIt members voted for the SVC winner who received a $20,000 grant from the organization. The community was also invited to…


Finalists to Compete in YorIt Live Pitch Event for $20,000

Finalists will pitch their ideas to the York community at the YorIt Social Venture Challenge (SVC) on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Warehaus, 320 N. George Street, York. For the first time, the live pitch will be free and open to the public. YorIt is an initiative of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) that…


YCCF Announces Class of 2018 York Federal Fellows

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce that five local nonprofit leaders have been named to the 2018 class of York Federal Fellows. This year’s fellows include Todd Fogdall, Appell Center for the Performing Arts; Deb Gogniat, Healthy York County Coalition; Christy Renjilian, Childcare Consultants; Joyce Santiago, York Area Development Corporation; and Mary…


Preparing The Workforce of Tomorrow

By 2024 more than 1 million skilled jobs will need to be filled in Pennsylvania, according to a June 2016 report from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Based on current data, this need cannot be met, specifically for the “middle skills” jobs, or those that require training beyond high school, but less than…


Innovative Approaches To Education

In 2009, the Community Foundation’s Fund for York County and the Women’s Giving Circle awarded grants to YorkCounts to support the application of a new charter school to the Commonwealth. Just two years later, York Academy Regional Charter School opened in downtown York with students in kindergarten, first, and second grades and with 200 children…