Head Start and Early Head Start are federal and state funded, comprehensive child development programs designed to serve families with children from birth to age five, including children with verified disabilities that meet financial guidelines at the poverty level, or are determined to be homeless under the McKinney Vinto Act, or have children with verified disabilities and who have other identified “risk” factors.
PA CareerLink® works hard to bring job seekers and employers together. Whether you’re a job seeker looking for your first job or to advance your career, or a business owner searching for employees, the business specialists at PA CareerLink® are ready to help. Visit the PA CareerLink website for additional information.
Job Training for Beaver County
Job Training for Beaver County (JTBC, Inc.) is a private nonprofit organization that addresses the diverse career and employment needs of adults, dislocated workers, and youth, along with the important workforce development priorities of employers. The vision of JTBC is to improve the economic outlook and opportunities within our communities while partnering with key stakeholders in Southwestern Pennsylvania through grants, industry partnerships and leveraged resources. The mission of JTBC is to serve as a channel between the workforce and employers to meet the employment needs of the region. Visit the JTBC website for additional information.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Are you a middle level or high school student who’s making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May! Click here to learn more.
Wheels for Wishes
Car Donation Foundation (dba Wheels For Wishes) operates car donation programs that benefit a variety of important causes including children’s charities and hospitals, and veterans programs. Car Donation Foundation also operates as Wheels For Wishes and Wellness and Vehicles For Veterans. Learn more at the Wheels for Wishes website.
Great American Cleanup of PA
Join Pennsylvanians across the state – and Americans across the nation – for the Great American Cleanup. You can participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA by cleaning up litter and trash along our roadsides, streams, beaches, parks, forests and neighborhoods. Additional events include holding recycling events for hard-to-dispose of items like tires and appliances, creating or enhancing green areas by planting plants, bulbs, and trees, removing or painting over graffiti that devalues your neighborhood, and other activities that help beautify your community. Learn more about this initiative at the Great American Cleanup of PA website.
Service to Opportunity
Veterans and Pittsburgh are a good fit. The 10-county region is home to more than 1,000 energy and manufacturing companies trying to fill well-compensated jobs.
ServiceToOpportunity.org is a uniquely powerful matching tool that connects veterans directly to managers ready to hire at regional energy and manufacturing companies. Job-seeking veterans who create a profile and indicate interest in individual job openings will be contacted by an HR professional who will help connect them to opportunities at that company. ServiceToOpportunity.org is part of Service To Opportunity®, a program of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. It is supported by the Appalachia Partnership Initiative, Chevron Corp. and the Colcom Foundation.
Learn more at the organization’s website.
Community Services Program
The Community Services Program of Beaver County is part of a nationwide community services network. This network is made up of more than 1,150 local, private and non-profit and public agencies that work to eliminate poverty and empower low-income people and families in communities throughout the United States. These agencies are known as community action agencies that were created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
The Community Services Program of Beaver County is committed to providing the support necessary to assist eligible Beaver County citizens in becoming self-sufficient. The program is governed by the County of Beaver’s Board of Commissioners and is led by a fifteen (15) member volunteer advisory board. The advisory board, in its composition of low-income representatives, elected officials and committed community representatives is fundamental to the community action concept.
As a designated community action agency, the Community Services Program is responsible for the administration of the following programs:
- Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
- Work Ready Program (formerly the Supported Work Program)
- Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)