Montgomery Service Placements
The success of the Montgomery Service Leaders Program is the depth and opportunities through serving in a long-term capacity within a local non-profit organization. Organizations that host Montgomery Leaders must be non-profit or governmental. They must have a supervisor willing to work with these students and work with the developmental model for leadership opportunities.
Organizations interested in participating in this program can contact the Office of Community Service: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Amy Mc Murdy (717) 245-1577
ALLARM is an environmental organization based out of Dickinson College that empowers local communities with scientific tools to assess, protect, and restore waterways. Since 1986, ALLARM has provided technical assistance to volunteer stream monitors in the state of Pennsylvania. In the form of grass roots, skill building training workshops implemented in municipal buildings and community centers throughout Pennsylvania, ALLARM has built the scientific capacity of community watershed associations to address water quality questions and implement monitoring studies.
Camp Koala our mission is to provide grieving children with the resources to help them cope with their grief and to allow them to spend time with other children who are experiencing a similar situation. We understand that children grieve differently from adults, and that grieving has no set timeframe. A common misconception is that bereavement camps are full of tears and sadness. Not true! Camp is full of fun, good times, and friendship!
Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation
works with local healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations,
government, schools, employers, individuals and others to improve
the well-being of our area. The Carlisle Area Health & Wellness
Foundation identifies and addresses health care needs and policies,
promotes responsible health practices, and enhances access to and
delivery of health services. They are currently focused on five
areas of health: Nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco
cessation, primary care and related services for the
un/underinsured, behavioral health issues targeting co-occurring
disorders, oral health and allied healthcare education.
Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
serves and enriches the community by encouraging creativity and
self-esteem through exploration and appreciation of the visual
arts. It does this via classes and workshops, exhibits, and
participation in community events. Since its founding in January
1992, CALC has offered a variety of courses for children and adults
in a number of settings, including the Carlisle YWCA, Carlisle
Community Center, One West Penn, Cumberland Crossings, and Memorial
Park Train Station.
Carlisle CARES began as a ministry of Grace United Methodist Church in 2004 to provide overnight emergency shelter from November through March to those with nowhere else to go. Shelter was provided in host churches in the Carlisle area, and staffed entirely by volunteers. In the first year of service, C.A.R.E.S. provided shelter to 45 homeless guests. Since then, we have sheltered more than 1,000 homeless in Cumberland and Western Perry counties.
Carlisle Parks and Recreation continually
assess programs in the community, make adjustments where necessary,
and work with other public and private recreation providers to
offer the residents of the community the highest quality parks and
recreation services available.
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy (CPC) is the
local land trust for an 8-county south-central PA region. The
mission of this organization is to conserve natural resources and
open space for the benefit of current and future generations
through land acquisitions, donated conservation easements, and
outreach and education in the Central Pennsylvania Region. CPC is
dedicated to preserving Central Pennsylvania's natural beauty.
Through their efforts and the support of their members they have
preserved thousands of acres of land for future generations.
Court Appointed Special Advocates local CASA Programs recruit, screen, train and support citizen volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). They are well-trained volunteers who, when authorized by a judge, do fact finding and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Most CASA volunteers are able to remain with the case until the child or sibling group achieves permanency. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them, positive things happen!
Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission contracts with local community-based organizations for the actual delivery of prevention, intervention and treatment services with one exception. The Commission also provides prevention and early intervention services in Cumberland County through its "in-house" Resource Center. All service providers, including the Commission Resource Center, are approved or licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in accord with the State Plan for Drug and Alcohol Services and State regulations.
Cumberland Perry Tapestry of Health is a
direct service site of the Family Health Council of Central
Pennsylvania (FHCCP). They currently serve over 3,000
families a year, providing comprehensive nutrition screening and
educational services through their Women, Infants and Children
(WIC) program. They also offer the O2T (On Second Thought) Teen
Program and the Your Game Plan Intervention Program through their
adolescent health programs.
Employment Skill Center helps individuals become more employable, productive, and self-sufficient community members through Education and Training. We also help organizations become more efficient, safe, and productive with Customized Workforce Training designed to deliver foundation skills to incumbent workers.
Project SHARE distributes food boxes in the third week of each month. Each food box contains 45 nutritious food items, approximately one week's groceries for a family of four. Fifteen teams of volunteers deliver food to some 95 housebound households. All families are screened once a year to insure financial eligibility and need. Other volunteers are available to talk to those who are having difficulties including budget problems, referring them to other agencies whenever appropriate.
Sadler Health Center Corporation specializes in providing services to the uninsured, underinsured, Medicare and Medicaid eligible, we provide Medical, Dental, Tobacco Cessation and Health Education, as well as Prescriptive Services and the Nurse Family Partnership program to eligible residents in our service area.
Safe Harbour provides a continuum of
housing services for the homeless of Cumberland County. Their
services include an emergency shelter for families and single
females who are in need of a secure place to live while getting
their lives under control, a bridge housing program for individuals
and families in need of longer-term assistance to acquire the
skills necessary for independent living and productive lifestyle,
and single-room-occupancy permanent housing facilities for single
individuals the need additional support but are not ready for
The Salvation Army the Salvation Army Carlisle
Corps is located in the heart of historic Carlisle and aims to
serve children, teens, adults, elderly individuals and families
within the community. They keep with The Salvation Army's mission
to communicate the gospel and to promote the alleviation of human
suffering through programs that focus on teaching for life change,
sharing the gospel, and assisting human needs.
The United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland
County provides funding to 27 partner agencies and 44
programs. It also runs a very successful Success by 6 program,
heating assistance program, tax assistance programs and a
prescription assistance program. They have a successful history of
partnering with local agencies on projects such as Pandemic
Preparedness, transitioning teams when local companies are closing
or significantly downsizing, agency fairs and financial management
courses. They also run programs including a Student Leadership
Council, Taking it to the Streets Project, and the Community Needs
to Community Impact Transition Process.
United Methodist Home for Children provides a caring environment for Central Pennsylvania's children in need. Originally a home for orphans, today the Home is a refuge for children who are the victims of a negative social environment. Each year, UMHC programs provide emergency shelter and residential treatment for hundreds of children on our beautiful 56 acre campus in Cumberland County. Children are referred to the Home primarily by county children and youth agencies and family courts. The children, for a variety of reasons, are unable to live with their families or within foster care placements in the community.
YMCA Carlisle Area works topromote personal growth, enhance family values, and provide communtiy service through programs available to all. Programs include health, children and youth development, camping, and community groups.
YWCA of Carlisle was incorporated in 1919. In its long history of advocating for women and girls, the YWCA opened the first daycare center in the greater Carlisle Area, provided opportunities for teenaged girls to develop leadership skills through a YW Teens program, offered fitness programs for women and girls in the early 1920s, started clubs for African American girls in the 1930's, and provided food to transients during the Great Depression.