McKeesport, PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
On Tuesday Sept. 16, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) officials will make a one-hour stop at Auberle’s main campus at 12:45 p.m. on a tour through the state to learn more about programs making an impact on the economic climate of our communities. Auberle was chosen for its outcomes-focused work through its workforce development program, the Employment Institute.
Officials attending include Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development of the Pa. Department of Labor & Industry Michelle Stanton, Executive Director of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services Peter Zug, Special Assistant for DCED Secretary Allen Walker/Deputy Secretary for Community Development Mike Cortez, Local Government Specialist Mike Foreman, Manager of Planning for DCED Denny Puko, and DCED Regional Director Albert D’Alessandro.
“Our unique relationships with businesses that provide funding and hire our youth, has resulted in high outcomes and potential for replicability in other communities and settings,” said Auberle CEO John Lydon. “We are honored to host the DCED to show them firsthand the impact Auberle’s Employment Institute has on at-risk youth. In addition, the Pa. Secretary of Corrections, the Pa. Secretary of Labor and Industry and the Chief U.S. Probation Officer have recently toured Auberle with an interest in our model.”
DCED and community members will have the opportunity to hear testimony from Auberle youth on what they have accomplished. McKeesport Mayor Cherepko will also be in attendance to discuss McKeesport’s Plan, which was supported by the DCED’s Early Intervention Program grant. The DCED supports the Employment Institute through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). For more information on Auberle, visit http://www.auberle.org.
Since 1952, Auberle has been dedicated to community, strong families and successful youth. Auberle serves over 3,000 at-risk children and families annually in eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, Auberle offers 16 programs including preventative and community-based services, with 60% of our clients served in their home, school or in their community. Auberle’s services include residential care, foster care, emergency shelter, in-home intervention, education, workforce development, drug and alcohol and mental health programs. Auberle is a recipient of the Wishart Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management and was named Agency of the Year in the United States by the Alliance for Children and Families, the largest network of human services organizations in the United States.