Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center

A Non-Profit Dedicated to Learning and Service

Expanding Capacities for Schools and Communities through National Service Programs Since 1994

As a community-based, nonprofit organization, Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center provides schools and other community based organizations with the National Service Resources needed to tutor, mentor and provide hands-on service learning programs aimed to increase academic engagement of students across their 8 county service region.

Keystone SMILES does this through:

Our Impact

3,670 members have taken the oath to serve their country through the Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Program

Since 1994, members have provided academic support to 18 school districts in 10 counties tutoring 101,842 students in jeopardy of not meeting academic standards.

Members provided community support to a variety of projects including Safe Kids, Youth Service Scholarships, Read Across America activities, housing initiatives and renovation and skills training programs.

Members mentored 22,814 students in danger of being suspended, expelled or adjudicated through programs such as: Alternative Education, Preschool and PA Pre-K Counts, and 14 other community agencies.

Members also provided social / behavioral support through summer programs such as mentoring, early childhood and youth volunteer programs in Clarion, Venango and Mercer Counties.

Together, members recruited a total of 90,919 volunteers who provided 411,834 hours of service to underserved communities

We Are:

A Federally Recognized 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

An AmeriCorps Hub for Northwestern PA

Pennsylvania Tax Credit Program Recipient

A Keystone STARS 3 Preschool Provider

PA Pre-K Counts Classroom

Lead Agency for Safe Kids Clarion-Venango

Grantor of the Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Service Awards

A Youthbuild USA Affiliate (House of Trades Program)