Resilience During COVID-19
Staying Strong Through Uncertainty
The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our doorstep at Central Penn College. On March 19, 2020, we were ordered to halt in-person instruction to all Central Penn Colleges, just days before the conclusion of the Winter 2020 Term.
Since then, our students, faculty, and staff have demonstrated a quality that is likely to be found in every CPC alum: resilience. We have worked as a community to be flexible and supportive as we all navigate tremendous uncertainty in hopes of finding some stability and routine as quickly as possible.
Meeting the Needs of Students
Central Penn College has ensured CARES Act funds land in the hands of day and evening students, but gaps exists in support. Our online degree students are not eligible for CARES Act funds, and so we are stepped up with this project to raise resources to ensure every student has an opportunity to find success during these exceptionally challenging times.
What is Central Penn College Doing to Help?
Central Penn College is raising resources for a variety of purposes to help students who continue to be impacted by the pandemic. We area also preparing for the time when we can reopen campus, return our students, and conduct classes under the "new normal." We plan to do so in a safe, thoughtful, and secure manner. Here are some of the ways your contribution will be used to help our community:
- Campus medical services
- Cultural Enrichment opportunities through free non-credit courses to members of the community
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for students, visitors, and employees as required
- Food insecurity
- Scholarships for students to purchase technology to complete online coursework (in partnership with the Education Foundation)
- Temperature screening equipment
- Daily cleaning of classrooms and offices
- Increased sections of courses to accommodate social distancing requirements
- Reconfigure classrooms, buildings, and campus to provide safety and security
Be Part of Our Community of Caring
Chip In - Any contribution made to this special COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to provide relief, support, and protection for our students and employees who are being directly impacted by this global pandemic. Make a meaningful contribution right now and do your part to support Central Penn College.
Lean In - There are many ways you can be part of helping our community. Share a story of resilience. Suggest a way our programs can help those struggling right now. Tell us about how a faculty or staff member helped you get through this tough time.
Log In - We have so many ways you can join the conversation right now. Log in to the new Impact Central Penn site to stay up to date on the latest ways people are coming together to help the students of Central Penn College.