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.

Who they are:

A network of agencies and faith-based institutions whose sole 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

Who they are:

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 position for families of the incarcerated, which Ambassadors for Hope and Dr. Mary Glazier advocated for, 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

LCSCWho they are:

The LSC enhances Lancaster’s community safety through video safety, safety by design, and mobilizing the community.

How is Center for Public Scholarship Involved?

CPSSC connects students with community mobilization efforts and research support. Currently, CPSSC is working with PSRI to do research on the effectiveness of the video evidence initiative of LSC.

Website: http://www.lancastercsc.org

LHOP Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership

LHOP LogoWho they are:

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.

What can I do to help?

Contact us.

Website: http://www.lhop.org

ADVOZ

Who they are:

The Center for Community Peacemaking 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 Center for Community Peacemaking to promote greater awareness of restorative justice programs.

What can I do to help?

If you are interested in being involved in the Center for Community Peacemaking, please visit their website to become a volunteer facilitator contact us to find out more ways to be involved.

Website: http://www.ccp.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.