February 14, 2019 12:00 AM
Press Release
Kevin Appnel
                       Executive Director
                       (717) 505-0044
For Immediate Release
YORK, PA – The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is pleased to announce that along with a select few charitable organizations in the region, the organization has been recognized as a finalist in the 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards program. [An alphabetical listing of all finalists follows at the end of this press release.]
An awards breakfast will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 7:30AM to 10:00AM at the Valencia Ballroom, York to recognize 29 central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and their leaders for developing creative ways to help the region’s citizens with limited resources.
The York County Alliance for Learning was nominated within the category of “Collaborations” for their work with Kinsley Education Center to launch the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program in 2017-2018.
During the program, the winning organization in each category will be revealed and they will receive a check to continue their good work in our community. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, where they can congratulate and network with the honorees. Seats and tables can be reserved online at www.CPBJ.com/events.
The 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the York County Community Foundation. The program sponsors include: First National Bank; Maher Duessel; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; UPMC HealthPlan and Title N Go.
For more information about these special awards, please visit www.CPBJ.com/events. Please contact Laura Chanoski with the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-323-5269 or lchanoksi@cpbj.com with any questions.
List of 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists
Listed in alphabetical order within each awards category. The winner of each category will be revealed during an awards event to be held on Wednesday, March 20 at the Valencia Ballroom, York.
Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign Category
These nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.
Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area 
Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania York Division
Collaboration Category
These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.
Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg Inc.
Byrnes Health Education Center
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Cocoa Packs, Inc.
Lancaster Downtowners
Randi's House of Angels
Rotary Club of York
West Shore Symphony Orchestra
York County Alliance for Learning
York County Economic Alliance
York Fresh Food Farms
Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category
This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.
Gil Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice of Central PA
Jordan Steffy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Attollo Prep and Children Deserve a Chance Foundation
Programs Category
These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.
Animal Advocates of South Central PA
Dauphin County Bar Association
Family First Health
Give Local York
Homestead Village
Leadership Harrisburg Area
Pappus House
The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
The Margaret E. Moul Home
The Vista Foundation
Vale Music Group
Wildheart Ministries
The York County Alliance for Learning is a non-profit intermediary organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work-based learning to York County students. YCAL is recognized as a non-profit organization under the 501(c)(3) regulations. YCAL is supported, in part, by corporate donations; any investment is tax exempt. YCAL is an approved Education Improvement Organization under the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program. For more information, and opportunities to help support YCAL’s mission, please visit www.ycal.us or contact Executive Director Kevin Appnel at kappnel@ycal.us

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