Donate Now to our 2018 Annual Appeal!

Dear Friends,

As we enter our 52nd year of service to the local community, we are reminded that we would not be where we are today without help from friends like you. Your support of our mission is crucial to the success of our programs and our students. With new programs on the horizon, we need your support now more than ever!

Over the past year, Employment Skills Center has served more than 700 members of the community, free of charge. Our students have achieved countless goals, to include obtaining a GED, gaining employment, earning better wages, and entering vocational training and post-secondary education.

Making a donation to Employment Skills Center today will mean giving our students the extra boost they need to build successful careers and improve their quality of life.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will impact so many lives!

Most Sincerely,

Margaret Weitzel, Executive Director

Community Impact

“Jobs today are changing faster than ever. The Employment Skills Center plays a pivotal role in helping local residents discover, apply and position themselves within vibrant careers that offer expansive room for growth and advancement. Year upon year, we’ve invested in their outstanding Nurse Aide Training program because we know their hardworking students are benefiting from a fresh start and needed income. When it comes to delivering quality health care to members of our community, they’re an incredible asset.”

Becca Raley, Executive Director, Partnership for Better Health

“The Employment Skills Center is a community gem. Its educational and career development services truly transform lives. The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority partnered with the Center in offering Environmental Technician training with a grant from the EPA. We could not be more pleased with the results. Participants have gone from low-wage, low-skill jobs to family sustaining jobs with a bright future thanks to the training and job placement support of the Center.”

Tim Whelan, Executive Director, Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority

“Employment Skills Center gives individuals who may have struggled in school a second chance at success by teaching adults to learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers in their adult learning programs. The results are life changing as adults are able to lift themselves and their families out of poverty with increased skills and greater access to higher paying jobs. Employment Skills Center also offers English as a Second Language classes which help individuals improve English skills, gain citizenship skills, improve reading and writing levels, and get more involved in the community.”

Lucy Zander, Executive Director, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County