Community Services for Children, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 431 E. Locust St. Bethlehem PA 18018 USA

Mission: Community Services For Children was established in 1981 by Patricia Levin to assist in meeting the development needs of children in cooperation with both their families and the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For seven years, I've had the privilege of helping CSC raise funds for its programs and services. I've also volunteered on several occasions to read to the children and help them with art projects. During that time, I've witnessed and continually been impressed with the professionalism and dedication of its staff and board, and the positive impact they have on children and families. They truly care!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting their classrooms and seeing first-hand the skills, compassion, and commitment of the staff, and the resulting smiling faces of children. Have also kept up with their publications and website which demonstrate the life-changing impact they have on the children and families they serve. My fundraising role also enables me to interact with staff .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more ways to raise more money so they can serve more needy children and families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have visited CSC on several occasions as a volunteer for the Women's Leadership Initiative of United Way, and I have had contact with several administrators at CSC. I have also attended several CSC events. I find the staff professional and enthusiastic. This is a group highly committed to addressing the needs of children in the most dire circumstances. Our community needs CSC and should do everything it can to support its efforts for expansion.

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Getting information about the organization to WLI and receiving detailed responses following a project funded by WLI. CSC gets high marks in accountability. We knew who benefitted from our gifts and how they benefitted.

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My impression is that CSC is very well run. I know they have been selected as a model for the SafeStart program. I hope they can eventually expand to serve even more children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved as a volunteer to help organize the fund raisers for Community Services for Children for several years. I have also had the privilege to read to some of their children at one of the day care centers. Children are so important to me and their early development is crucial so an organization like this that helps to promote the well being of ALL children regardless of financial status and especially of the low income families gets my hat and support!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a single mother I experienced the cost effective day care for my daughter with an organization started by one of the founders of this not for profit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try and help more and with proper funding they would be able to do that.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a longtime board member of Community Services for Children. I know firsthand that the staff at CSC are the most dedicated individuals and everyone works as a team to accomplish the mission, TO PREPARE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR SUCCESS IN LEARNING AND IN LIFE!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have spoken to parents who have told me how CSC has been a life-changing experience for them

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Other than find a way to get them more resources to help more families, I wouldn't change a thing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Another board member

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

State of the are Safe Start Center

What is its top priority in the long run?

Reach as many children and families needing support and services as possible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a volunteer with Community Services for Children in the special events (fund-raising) area. The work CSC does is most impressive. Working with dis-advantaged infants, young children, and their parents to help them start school ready to learn is so important, and saves money and pain in the long run. I proud to be able to do my little bit to help make this happen.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting classrooms and seeing the results as reported in annual reports and other forums.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more discretionary funding so they can choose how to best allocate the funds to the needs of the infants and young children and parents in their programs.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Community Services for Children for many years and have been impressed by the dedication of the staff and the benefits to the children and families participating in their services. I believe we need to support early childhood education and also contribute to CSC annually.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reading to the children, doing art projects with the children and hearing success stories from parents about their children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it larger so more children could be served.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Community Services for Children for several years helping with their development efforts to better serve the children of our area. I am continually impressd with the professionalism and dedication of all the leadership and staff I have encountered. That, in turn, has attracted volunteers and supporters of the highest caliber from the community to augment the skils and leadership within the organization. Not only is CSC noted for the caliber of programs and services it offers, but it is also recognized as the premier local repository for expertise in early childhood education.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

....seeing the progress the children make in the classroom and in hearing the testimony of parents and families who have benefitted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...perhaps change the name to make its mission more readily recognizable to the general public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I contribute to this agency annually because I've seen first hand the positive impact they've had on the community. There are many success stories of children who have gone through one of the agency's programs and have gone on to lead healthy and successful lives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing many of the children growing up healthier and improving their academics.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the clients they can serve. Unfortunately you can only stretch a dollar so far.

Rating: 5 stars  

I contribute to this agency annually because I've seen first hand the positive impact they've had on the community. There are many success stories of children who have gone through one of the agency's programs and have gone on to lead healthy and successful lives.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing many of the children growing up healthier and improving their academics.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the clients they can serve. Unfortunately you can only stretch a dollar so far.

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