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.
Child Development, Inc. provides a high quality, comprehensive preschool education for 600 children in Schuylkill County. As a Head Start, PA PreK Counts, and Keystone STAR 4 child care program, we engage families and provide supportive services to prepare each child for success in school and a lifetime of learning.
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.
Homeless Outreach Mission and Evangelism is a mission established to hand out food, clothing, and personal hygiene products at donation areas of food pantries, homeless shelters, parks, streets, Port Authorities, and anywhere else there is a need in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania at this point.
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.
The Arts Barn Gallery is a unique Schuylkill County, PA art and craft gallery featuring original artworks made exclusively by Pennsylvania artists. The Arts Barn is a great place to find a unique gift for anyone on your Holiday gift list. On display is baskets, candles, soaps, stained glass, leather, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, chainsaw carvings, forged metal, paintings, ceramics, wildlife art, photography, textiles, silk scarves, handcrafted wooden furniture, wooden utensils, fused glass, wine jelly, and MORE!!!
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 Avenues Foundation was created to ensure that needed funds would be available for Avenues, a multifaceted human service organization providing programs and support for people with disabilities and their families in Schuylkill and surrounding counties, to meet its mission today and in the future.
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation envisions a community that embraces philanthropy to sustain generations today and tomorrow! The Community Foundation encourages philanthropy at all levels, provides comprehensive donor services and responds to changing needs and opportunities in the community including: Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Diversity, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Human Services.