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 10 county service region.
Keystone SMILES does this through:
- Recruiting and training AmeriCorps Members to provide education services for their communities
- Mobilizing volunteers to serve alongside AmeriCorps members in education based programming
- Partnering with schools and other community-based organizations who are intent on improving the education and lives of our youth.
- Coordinating Preschool, Alternative Education, After-School, Summer STEM, and hands-on Job-Skills programs in Clarion, Mercer and Venango Counties in PA.
2,896 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 70,914 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 76,992 volunteers who provided 374,327 hours of service to under-served communities
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
Lead Agency for Safe Kids Clarion-Venango
Grantor of the Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Service Awards
A Youthbuild USA Affiliate (House of Trades Program)