Pennsylvania Links

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a key component of No Child Left Behind. Its purpose is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools.

Afterschool PGH
If you’re looking for a high-quality afterschool program for your child or student, welcome to AfterschoolPGH. If you provide a high-quality child or youth-oriented program in your community, AfterschoolPGH is for you. Or if you’re interested in funding a program or becoming a volunteer, consider AfterschoolPGH.

ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania
ASPIRA of PA is a community-based organization whose mission is to empower Puerto Ricans and other Latinos through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth. Because of ASPIRA of PA’s proven success, we have grown and have been enabled to serve many communities in need. 

ASSET STEM Education
ASSET STEM Education, a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education improvement nonprofit located in Pittsburgh, fosters STEM fluency and college/career readiness by providing educators of students pre-K through career with highly effective professional development, hands-on educational materials and consulting services.

Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. It is one of four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, providing many programs, traveling exhibits, and planetarium shows.

Center for Schools & Communities (CSC)
The Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) has been committed to improving outcomes for children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research and resource development.

Child's World America

CWA is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to promoting the appreciation of children in our society, and fostering a better understanding of the experience of childhood.

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC)
The Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC), serving Southeastern Pennsylvania, is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for children, birth through eight, by offering professional development and training to the early childhood community.

Department of Public Welfare 
The mission of DPW is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively.

Family Savings Account
The Family Savings Account are grants to designated not-for-profit community service and economic opportunity agencies in Pennsylvania to establish programs that provide matching funds to a low-income person's own savings.

Female Alliance STEM Excellence (FASE)
FASE is an alliance of business, education and community representatives from the multi-county region in Central Pennsylvania. Their goal is to encourage excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among the women and girls.

Girls Inc.

The Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter of Girls Incorporated inspires and empowers girls through outreach programming, advocacy, education, and mentoring relationships.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP)
GSEP is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Today, 80 percent of women in leadership and executive roles in the U.S. were Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout alumnae comprise 70 percent of women in the U.S. Congress.

Girls, Math & Science Partnership
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership's mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change.  Working with girls age 11 - 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, Girls, Math & Science draws organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.  Girls, Math & Science is a program of theCarnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

The Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program
The Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program is an initiative of the National Junior Anglers Program with a focus on developing youth fishing & outdoor clubs in schools, youth organizations and colleges, and developing student teams for participation and success in scholarship-awarding, state, regional and national bass fishing & archery tournaments.

Motivos Magazine
Motivos is a full color glossy magazine printed in English and Spanish that inspires and empowers Latino youth to explore their full potential and make informed choices about life, college, and career options.

Nemours Children's Health System 
Through family-centered care in children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children.

The Ophelia Project

This Pennsylvania-based nonprofit focused on empowering community members to recognize and address relational aggression through systemic change in the social culture. The Ophelia Project is no longer in operation, however contact information for former volunteers and curricula resources are still available on the website.

PA Keys
The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, sponsored by the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, is a quality improvement program in which all early learning programs and practitioners are encouraged and supported to improve child outcomes. Also, they publish a newsletter called ERS-F which discusses topics related to the Environmental Rating Scales of early childhood programs.

The Path Forward
Path Forward Foundation is a registered 501(c)3, non-profit grassroots collaborative that is goal oriented to leveraging resources and services to address the identified health and wellness needs of communities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specific identified areas addressed by Path Forward Foundation include: bullying prevention/ harassment and intimidation; physical wellness and the dangers of poor nutrition and obesity; and oral health care.


A platform for Pennsylvania citizens to effectively speak up for kids. We don't build schools or train teachers. Instead, PennCAN runs results-oriented advocacy campaigns through research & policy, communications & mobilization, and advocacy for policy change.

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC)
PACAC is a professional organization dedicated to encouraging, advocating, and promoting equal access to post-secondary education, fostering communication among students, families, professionals, and institutions, and facilitating professional development.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and services in order to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Career Zone

Pennsylvania Career Zone offers self-assessments in order to find a job field that will be most satisfying. They also give professionals information about job families and options when deciding on a career.

Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education
Everybody talks about living “green,” but what does it really mean for you in your home? What are the benefits of a green lifestyle to your health and to your budget? Can you afford to be more green—and can you afford not to? This section will answer many of your questions with links to environmental information, outdoor activities and other resources to help you live a more healthy and sustainable life.

Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services
The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Their members are the service providers who provide the direct "hands-on" programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources, and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance teaches citizens to recognize and report child abuse and neglect by providing information, educational materials, and programs that promote positive parenting.

Pennsylvania Grant Watch is the only website that provides a comprehensive listing of the most current funding opportunities: Federal, Foundation grants for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.

Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative
Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative is an approach to health care that emphasizes the partnership between pediatric clinicians and families, providing care for children and youth with special health care needs.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of children and youth in the Commonwealth. PPC is statewide, independent, non-partisan and non-profit.

Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance
PENN SACCA is a membership organization dedicated to the support of school-age professionals and the development of quality school-age programs through advocacy and education. A membership benefit includes receipt of the PENNSACCA Newsletter.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. Also, the Take Ten Newsletter urges you to take 10 minutes a month to update yourself with what’s going on in the PSAYDN and the afterschool/youth development field.

Pop Warner Little Scholars
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.

Prevent Child Abuse Now
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania seeks to work in collaboration with a rich array of local and statewide efforts to develop an approach to child abuse prevention that is locally based and statewide in coverage.

Project Forward Leap (PFL)
Project Forward Leap (PFL) is a seven-year education and enrichment intervention program for students enrolled in inner city and school districts with significant levels of student underachievement and high dropout rates.

Public Citizens for Children & Youth (PCCY)
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) strives “to improve the lives and life chances of our region’s children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.” Childwatch Newsletter is a quarterly publication of PCCY with information on issues related to child advocacy.

The mission of STEMispere is to provide access to all of the exceptional STEM education opportunities available in southwestern Pennsylvania by focusing on collaboration, great teaching, and inspired learning. STEMisphere is the central hub for the region’s STEM resources and acts as a directory for students, parents, educators and others who are interested in STEM education.

The University of Scranton

This website is a part of the University of Scranton and can be useful for individuals looking for online business and leadership resources. It offers information on trends in the field and help while getting your online business degree.

Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits
Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation comprised of CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers dedicated to providing pro bono accounting consulting and training to nonprofit organizations.

Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

Young Audiences, the region's largest arts education organization, offers interactive workshops for youths and educators and performances by professional artists to engage youth in compelling learning environments.