Located in the center of Shenandoah, the J.W. Cooper Community Center’s mission is to save and restore the former J.W. Cooper High School to its original condition while simultaneously providing needed benefits to the Shenandoah community and surrounding areas by providing a food bank (Beverly Mattson Memorial Food Bank), clothing, books and toys for those in need. Future plans for a theater, youth center, business incubator, pool and storage space is ongoing thanks to local volunteer efforts.
The Ashland Public Library works to serve, educate, and support the residents of Ashland, Gordon, Girardville and the surrounding areas. We provide free access to board games, books, movies, magazines, toys, computers, wifi and even video games. Come visit us and spend time learning something new with neighbors and friends in a safe public space.
We are a non-profit thrift store in downtown Pottsville, Pa. designed to financially help other Schuylkill County charities. We sell clean and gently used fashion items for women, men and children at a great value. Everything in our store has been donated to us from our community.
Located two blocks from the Schuylkill River, the Walk In Art Center is housed in the former Walkin Shoe Factory, an historic three story factory built in 1887. Though a successful company for decades, the Walkin Shoe Company closed shortly after 2000.
In 2002, the empty factory became the property of Evans' Transportation when Mr. Bert Evans purchased the space. His plan was to convert the building to serve as the company's national headquarters, municipal police station and a non-profit food pantry.
In 2008, the ground work was laid for the Walk In Art Center, which was to occupy the remaining space in the building. In 2011 the Walk In Art Center obtained 501 (C)(3) Non Profit Status, and began to inspire, equip and celebrate the cultural and creative talent of Schuylkill County.
The arts centers mission is to provide inclusive educational opportunities for all to create, learn, and appreciate the fine and performing arts in a safe environment. The arts are important to the development of a healthy community. We believe all can be a part of the diverse social and creative setting found within our center.
The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer Community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform Choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertainment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music.
The Pottsville Free Public Library provides quality information resources and services to educate, entertain, enrich and strengthen our diverse community. Services are provided not only to residents of the City of Pottsville and the Pottsville Area School District, but to all residents of Schuylkill County and the Pottsville Library District.
Schuylkill Community Action (SCA) is the primary anti-poverty agency serving Schuylkill County. SCA accomplishes this by providing services aimed at satisfying basic needs such as food and shelter, while promoting long-term self-sufficiency. SCA programming impacts over 15,000 low-income Schuylkill County residents each year.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Schuylkill County, now serving as Real Options is life-affirming resource for individuals faced with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. We offer tangible assistance to our clients in a compassionate and Christ-centered environment.