Community Partners

⚫ Ambassadors for Hope

The Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change fosters collaborations across disciplines and sectors through the expertise of faculty and distinguished visitors to help empower communities to solve problems.

Ambassadors for Hope is an advocacy group whose purpose is to strengthen families impacted by incarceration. Ambassadors for Hope strives to educate and advocate about the needs of children in Lancaster County who have a parent in prison.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

The CPSSC provides research support to Ambassadors for Hope and connects it to other resources available, for example, students in the Public Relation classes at Millersville University.

Website: http://www.ambassadorsforhope.com/

⚫ Compass Mark


Compass Mark is a non profit whose mission is to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and consequences of the harmful use of and addiction to alcohol and other drugs. For years, Compass Mark has been focused on guiding children, teens and adults in Lancaster County to lead stronger, more fulfilling lives.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

The Family Services Advocate, for families of the incarcerated, is employed through Compass Mark. The Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change supports the work of the Family Services Advocate through consultation on tracking outcomes and research on best practices. 

Website: http://www.compassmark.org/ 

⚫ Lancaster Safety Coalition

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The Lancaster Safety Coalition enhances Lancaster’s community safety through video safety, safety by environmental design, and educating the community.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

CPSSC is completing research on the effectiveness of the video evidence in resolving prosecutions in criminal court. 

Website: http://www.lancastercsc.org

⚫ LHOP Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership

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LHOP cultivates partnerships and resources to increase the availability of quality, fair and affordable housing throughout Lancaster County.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

CPSSC works with LHOP in collaboration of community mobilization and research in the Southwest Neighborhood Improvement Program. We also work with SoWe, which is a community group focused on helping those in the Southwest community.

⚫ ADVOZ

ADVOZ is a restorative justice program provides facilitated dialog to victims and youth offenders, and services to reduce reoffending.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

The CPSSC is working with the ADVOZ to promote greater awareness of restorative justice programs.

 
Website: https://advoz.org/

⚫ SACA

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

The Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) has partnered with the Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change to revitalize the southeast part of Lancaster City. SACA is interested in gathering residents' input on the way they want to revitalize their community.

⚫ Housing Development Corporation

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

The CPSSC is working with Housing Development Corporation to conduct qualitative research on housing projects in Lancaster City.