Creating Pathways to Self-Sufficiency
We’ve been providing free educational resources and training to Perry County residents for over 30 years. What we’ve learned in that time is that people’s problems are typically more complex than just the lack of a high school diploma or workforce training. Perhaps they don’t have the resources to travel for training, or because they don’t have access to childcare.
The people who walk through our doors face any number of barriers to learning and achievement – from histories of substance abuse to minor infractions of the law. We start by meeting people where they are. We work with learners to identify the barriers that keep them from moving forward on the path to self-sufficiency through appropriate support services.
How We Serve
We serve motivated Perry County residents and their families by providing no-cost access to the services and resources that will support them on their journey to becoming productive and self-sufficient community members
We believe in a holistic approach to self-sufficiency through education, supporting services, and respect. With your help, we can empower more neighbors in Perry County on their path to financial independence!
Programs and Services
PCLC has provided free educational resources and training to residents for over 30 years. As our approach to supporting an individual’s self-sufficiency evolved, we have developed partnerships and resources that support various needs from 16 different providers – all through the PCLC office in Newport. Services and resources available through PCLC include but are not limited to:
Testing and Literacy Services
PA CareerLink Workforce Support
Health Insurance Assistance
Domestic Violence Services
Financial and Health Literacy
“I was born and raised in the Amish community for the first 20 years of my life, and only attended formal schooling until 8th grade. I dreamed of going to college, and PCLC helped me to make my dream a reality.”
“I’m grateful for a teacher who I now consider a friend. Ms. Dawn pushed me and told me that I could do it, even when I felt that I couldn’t. I thank Ms. Dawn and PCLC for everything they’ve done — not just for me, but for every single person who walks through their door.”
“I had an awesome tutor. I don’t think there was a dull moment between us two…I had a good thing going from day one, but when I met [Linda] and was working with her…I got it.”
“I don’t think I would be successful if it wasn’t for [PCLC]. [They] were very supportive—not only…helping me write my resume, helping me take the proper training that I needed…but they were also there to listen to me as a person, and to me, that goes beyond.”
Customer Service Graduate
“This is going to sound crazy – but I feel like I have a little bit more of a purpose. And I never realized that I do like math and I’ve learned that I’m actually pretty good at it. The way I look at math is…it’s like a puzzle to be solved and I love doing it! It challenges me and it’s nice to know I can do it.”