Crispus Attucks Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.
The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania
The mission of the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania is to collect, analyze, interpret, and preserve essential facts and materials related to the life of African Americans in historic and contemporary communities in South Central Pennsylvania. An important part of that mission is to explore connections with other ethnic and racial communities in South Central Pennsylvania.
In 2013, the Infamous Unstoppables drill team was founded to revive the African American traditions of stepping, dance and drumming. The Infamous Unstoppables is an award-winning program that provides youth an opportunity to embrace and better understand arts and culture, while uplifting the Lancaster community and empowering children.
The Reunion food truck is a social enterprise that offers delicious Southern fare to the community and gives every customer an opportunity to invest in our community through its mission of Feed Your Soul, Feed Your Neighbor. See more at: www.eatreunion.com.
Twice a month, we provide nutritious and wholesome food to members of the community at our food bank. The food bank is open every second and fourth Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and from 4-6 p.m. for others who need support.
The CA Café is open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide free nutritious meals to our community.
The JPF Youth Leadership Institute is named after Hazel Jackson, Nelson Polite, Sr., and Ron Ford who all made significant strides and marks throughout Lancaster County. Hazel Jackson was the first African American to teach for the School District of Lancaster, and the first African American professor at Millersville University. Nelson Polite, Sr. was the first African American city council member in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who made significant contributions to Lancaster County. Mr. Ron Ford was the first African American to run for mayor in Lancaster City, served on city council and the first and only African American to serve as County Commissioner. All were civil rights leaders and champions for a more prosperous and thriving Lancaster for all, with a specific mission uplift and empower African Americans in Lancaster.
The JPF Leadership Institute is designed to strengthen, empower and equip youth to be agents of change and to promote ethical leadership and activism models for youth to make an impact in their lives, community and society as a whole.
In a collaborative effort between Music for Everyone, Lancaster County Community Foundation and Crispus Attucks Community Center where we provide a safe space for children to explore the importance of music education and an appreciation for the arts through music. We see music education as a portal to program educational success and uplift the vibrancy of our community.