CISPA Founder, Bill Milliken, Tour of York and Lancaster Communities
On August 29th and 30th, Communities In Schools Founder, Bill Milliken and his wife Jean, toured our York and Lancaster County communities. Along with visiting our site schools and meeting with our local superintendents, Bill was also the keynote speaker at the United Way Kickoff the night of August 29th. To learn more about the Kickoff, click here.
Bill Milliken’s journey of youth activism began in 1960 when he helped initiate “street academies” for young people who dropped out of school and wanted a second chance to continue their education. Bill also created live-in programs for youth involved in substance abuse who needed shelter and a support system. These experiences led him to search for a comprehensive approach to help young people fight adversity and succeed in life.
Eventually, Bill developed a model program that repositioned existing community resources into schools, also known as the Communities In Schools network. In the years to come, Bill has received many awards, but the most prestigious award includes the 2009 National Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Check out some of our photos from last week! Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania is honored to have met Bill and his wife, and look forward to seeing him again soon.
Bill Milliken, McKinley Elementary Principal Danielle Brown, Jean Milliken, McKinley Elementary Site Coordinator Alex Kadyszewki.
Bill and McKinley Student, Parish.
Bill Milliken and United Way of York County Executive Director, Bob Woods at the United Way of York’s Superintendent Luncheon.
Bill Milliken and Bob Woods.
Bill Milliken at the United Way of York County Kickoff Event.
Bill seated with Eric B. Holmes, Superintendent for the School District of the City of York, Eric Wolfgang, President of Central York School Board and Board Member of the Pennsylvania School Board Association, and David Volkman, Executive Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Bill Milliken and CISPA President and State Director, Ryan Riley, presenting a parting gift to Bob Woods, who will retire from his position after this year.
Bill Milliken with our York Site Coordinators!
Ryan Riley introducing Bill Milliken at our Lancaster Community Engagement breakfast held at The Candy Factory.
Bill speaking at the Lancaster Community Engagement breakfast.
Bill and Jean Milliken with Erin Conahan and Ryan Riley.
Bill and Jean Milliken with our Lancaster Site Staff.
Bill and Jean Milliken with Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania State Office staff.
Bill speaking with Burrowes Elementary Community School Director Sarah Billings, Burrowes Principal Gary Hess, and Superintendent Dr. Rau.
Bill and Dr. Rau.
Bill and Jean with a sign made by the students of Burrowes Elementary.