House for Sale!
Join the Energy+ program partners the week of Earth Day at 3 Dots Downtown to learn about this project to improve the energy efficiency of affordable housing in the Borough.
Hear from project partners, see case study posters, and enjoy a reception on the 3 Dots patio.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 @ 3 DOTS DOWNTOWN
5:30 PM - LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
6:00 PM - WELCOME REMARKS AND BRIEF PRESENTATION
6:30 PM - RECEPTION AND Q&A WITH ENERGY+ TEAM
WEEK OF 4/19-4/23, 12-5PM @ 3 DOTS | STOP BY TO VIEW THE ENERGY+ CASE STUDY POSTERS
March, 2022 Newsletter is OUT NOW!
Spring Edition of SCCLT Welcome Home Newsletter + Some Exciting Updates! - https://www.scclandtrust.org/uploads/5/5/4/1/55411115/march_2022_scclt_nl_web.pdf
EXCITING NEWS! We're hiring for two positions, a Real Estate & Stewardship Coordinator and an Outreach & Development Coordinator. Join SCCLT's team to help us keep growing to meet the need for safe, stable, affordable housing in the Centre Region.
Job descriptions, desired experience, compensation and how to apply are available at https://www.scclandtrust.org/join-our-team.html
Application materials are due April 12 at 5 PM.
We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will help us spread the word!
Welcome 76th Family!
Please join us in welcoming the 76th household to the SCCLT community! This family closed on their this afternoon and we are over the!
Because land trust homes remain #permanentlyaffordable they will always be available for families like this to put down roots and thrive.
Thank you, as always to our partners The Home Foundation, MidPenn Legal Services, Borough of State College, Reliance Bank, Nittany Settlement Company and Nittany Valley Chapter EGA (Embroiderers Guild of America) for helping us bring these new homeowners over the threshold of their new home!
#communitylandtrust #CLTs #liveinstatecollege #walkableneighborhoods
January 06th, 2022
Had a fantastic time with an enthusiastic audience at the State College Downtown Rotary Club meeting today talking about SCCLT in general, and this project to retrofit a duplex on University Drive in particular. We hope to make this 1970's duplex as energy efficient as GreenBuild, while adding curb appeal. Thanks to these Rotarians, We'll be able to add a deck! Thanks for having us and for supporting this project!
#Rotary #SocialGood #liveinstatecollege #permanentaffordability #communitylandtrust
On Friday we sold our 50th home to our 75th household, and on Tuesday, October 26 we gathered at home #50 to dedicate a commemorative address plaque designed by the family that sold us the home and crafted by local artisans and supporters of SCCLT.
The address plaque features imagery from the sellers' family history in Centre County (dating back to the late 1700's!) and is crafted from wood salvaged from the State College Diner. Lots of history and community effort put into this house, this plaque, and to creating another first-time homebuyer household in our community. Cheers to 25 years, 50 homes, 75 households and counting!
Thanks to Holly Foy of the Potter's Guild of the Art Alliance of Central PA, Gil Morrison and Joe Kunst for adapting the homesellers' design into this commemorative address plaque.
New Board Member
SCCLT began a prtnership with the Penn State Law in August to place a PSU student as a non-voting member on our Board of Directors. Jeremiah Parlock is a 2nd year J.D. and part of the Leading Lawyers program here at Penn State. You can learn more about Jeremiah in his own words, below.
My name is Jeremiah Parlock, and I was born and raised in Huntington, WV. I graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in business management, constitutional democracy, and psychology. I am currently enrolled as a second-year Juris Doctor student at Penn State Law. So far, I have been fortunate to acquire practical legal experience through interning for both a private firm and for the federal judiciary. During the summer of 2020, I interned for a small labor and employment firm in Charleston, WV, Miller & Amos, and during the summer of 2021, I interned with Magistrate Judge William Arbuckle III for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania in Williamsport, PA.
I keep myself busy at Penn State Law where I am a member of the ABA National Appellate Moot Court team, serve as the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society President, Military Law Caucus Secretary, Corporate Law Society Events Chair, and as a Student Bar Association Representative. Immediately following law school, I hope to pursue a path in the JAG corps for one of the military branches (currently undecided as to which branch). I am also interested in corporate litigation and eventually working for a state or federal government as a prosecutor.
As for my personal life, I am an avid ultimate frisbee and disc golf player in my free time. Law school does not afford me much free time, but I play when I can! I am one of ten children, and ultimate frisbee is our family sport that we play annually because it is enjoyable for players of all different skill levels. I am also an Eagle Scout, so I cultivated a passion for outdoor adventuring, such as backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and skiing, among other things. It would be hard for me not to mention that I am a fan of all things Pittsburgh, especially the Steelers.
New Team Member
SCCLT began a prtnership with the Penn State Federal Work Study Office in August to place a PSU student whose interests and skills align with ours within our organization for the coming academic year. Please join us in welcoming Laila Hosni, and learn a bit about her in her own words, below.
My name is Laila Hosni and I study finance at Penn State University. In my free time, I enjoy wrestling with the Penn State Club Wrestling team. I decided to get involved with the SCCLT after completing my own search for a place to live in State College. With housing being the largest expense for most families, I am glad to be a part of an organization that helps first-time homebuyers by providing affordable housing.
State College, PA – Sept. 29, 2021 – Centre Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Network for Good to offer Jumpstart, an immersive yearlong fundraising capacity building program. Beginning in October, fifteen participating organizations will receive integrated tools, planning guidance, and one-on-one coaching to build their fundraising capacity, diversify revenue, and sustain and grow their programs.
“Centre Foundation is excited about the partnership with Jumpstart to work with local nonprofits in how they can strengthen their current organization and become more sustainable in the future,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director. “We are looking forward to seeing how these organizations will grow and continue to make a positive impact on the Centre County community.”
Kevin Heffelfinger, Program Officer at Network for Good, noted, “The nonprofit development landscape has shifted due to the cancellation of fundraising events, contracts, and earned revenue streams. In addition, many nonprofits have had to pivot or suspend programs while experiencing a rapid increase in demand for services—leaving them to contend with budget shortfalls and an uncertain future. With that in mind, we’re excited to partner with Centre Foundation, and together we seek to bring holistic fundraising support to the community leaders in Centre County.”
Over 3,500 nonprofits across the country have already benefited from the Jumpstart Program. On average, participants raise 27% more in net new revenue coming from individual donors, while building their organizational capacity.
“Centre Foundation’s commitment to strengthening nonprofit sustainability by investing in fundraising capacity building is critical to providing support where nonprofits need it most,” said Heffelfinger.
The nonprofits participating in the 2021 cohort of Jumpstart include:
Network for Good has spent more than 20 years leading and powering a movement among 300,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States to expand the scope of their fundraising activities and effectively raise money online. Based in Washington, DC, Network for Good has disbursed over $4 billion in donations to over 360,000 nonprofits. Through Jumpstart Capacity Building, Network for Good has embarked on a journey to help the sector by providing nonprofits with the tools, resources, and one-to-one coaching to sustainably fund their missions and create lasting impact for the communities they serve. To learn more about Jumpstart, please visit Jumpstart Fundraising.
Centre Foundation’s mission is to inspire and facilitate a culture of giving to create a vibrant community.
If you would like to learn more about this partnership, please contact Rachael Hartman, Centre Foundation’s Community Impact Director, at (814) 237-6229 or email@example.com