REVEREND SYLVIA J. KING
CHRIST CENTERED COMMUNITY CHURCH
531 SOMERSET STREET
JOHNSTOWN, PA., 15901
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - Share The Music
The JSO, Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV) and CCCC have partnered to, Share-the Music, with a new music appreciation and education program for area children and youth. A high-priority objective of the partnership is to combine community resources to train children to become future musicians, and inspire then to tap into a new dimension of creativity and imagination that will improve their academic achievements. This program will allow children who may not have an opportunity or resources available to have free music lessons.
THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE
Environmental Education: is the process of developing that capacity, environmental knowledge that would enable them to safeguard public health, protect natural resources, support energy conservation efforts, and engage in the movement toward a more sustainable future. The National Park Service will provide lessons focused on outdoor education and healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation. Youth participants will attend monthly recreation outings (e.g., hiking and fishing) which will involve experiential learning in outdoor settings. Participants will, for example, hike the trails associated with the 1889 Johnstown Flood.
Bike Riding: Staple Bend and Dill Town
GOODWILL GOOD GUIDES
COMMUNITY THAT CARE: Provide strategic training and research based tools to help community work together.
CAMBRIA COUNTY HEALTH AND WELFARE: Collaboration of various non-profit and for profit businesses.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY, INC.
Established to preserve the history of African Americans ant to promote awareness of the significant African American contributions rendered in the development of Greater Johnstown. The society acknowledges similarities and differences that influence individual and collective values.
COMMUNITY SUNDAY SCHOOL (5 CHURCHES OF DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS)
Entering our 21st year of having joint Sunday School every 4th Sunday.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Jefferson Memorial F.B. Church
Christ Centered Community Church
BACK PACK PROGARM
The project is a collaborative effort of ACRP, Beginnings, Inc., CEM: Johnstown, Christ Centered Community Church, The Learning Lamp and Trojan Learning Center of Greater Johnstown School District. The project aims to bridge the hunger gap, that occurs over the weekend for children who have limited access to nutritional food while not in school, and is administered by one or more of the afore named organizations.
FITNESS WEIGHTS AND AEROBICS: Youth Fitness Programs
SWIMMING: YMCA and YWCA - Swimming lessons for youth
WINDBER LIONS CLUB
YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY: Co-sponsored by Ameriserv and Cambria Rowe
SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
GREATER PROSPECT CO-OP (BETHEL A.M.E., PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST, STEVENS MENORIAL)
In 2010, a working group that later took the name, Greater Prospect, began meeting monthly around the idea of looking at how to address some of the most basic needs of the neighborhood. The committee was made up of representatives of then neighborhood churches as well as other interested people from within and without the immediate community. In 2011 the group organized a nonprofit organization and gave it the name Greater Prospect, Inc., with a vision of making Prospect a greater place, one that would serve the needs of it's people and attract others from outside the neighborhood who wanted to be a part of its community-building efforts.
11 GOALS WERE IDENTIFIED:
- It will be a nonprofit store owned by the community
- It will be a place for convenience items, i.e., bread, milk, etc.. that would be safe to send children
- It will focus on health food to promote good nutrition and to educate people on what good nutrition is, although typical soda, snack cakes and chips would be available on a limited basic. " NO CIGARETTES OR LOTTERY SALES".
- A community garden will be started to support the store
- Volunteers will create prepared food for sale as a way to create another revenue stream for the store
- The store will serve people within the neighborhood and will as well become a destination for fresh and local food throughout Greater Johnstown, both as a way to increase sales and to show the neighborhood as a positive place
- The store space will also accommodate classes, canning classes, etc.
- WIC and SNAP approval will be sought
- A laundry mat is critical to the people in the neighborhood
- The building will be environmentally and energy efficient
- Either as part of this project or separately, a neighborhood pantry will be estlabished
Pastor Sylvia King is currently serving as Pastor of Christ Centered Community Church. Pastor King began her ministry as an Ordained Elder within the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Graduated from Penn Highlands Community College with a degree in accounting. Completed business management courses at Dale Carnegie University and received the High Achievement Award. Currently in the process of completing a Business Management degree at St. Francis University. Pastor King is not only a Pastor but is currenly employed at Ameriserv Financial Bank as Branch Manager of the Windber Office. Pastor King works relentlessly for the disenfranchised, displaced and excluded. She has helped many recoginize that they are somebody in Christ and no one is to be excluded. Pastor King implemented a youth mentorship program that teaches life skills through the game of chess as well as youth financial entrepreneurship classes.She acts as a HIV Prevention Counselor, Department of Corrections Pastoral Counselor, Bible Teacher and Community Advocate. Pastor King has a passion to work extensively with the Prison Ministry, for both men and women. Pastor King acts, despite of the profusion of Ministries titles she holds, as a on-call clergy at the Memorial Medical Center. In addition , Pastor King is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children within the foster care system.
Pastor King is also the recipient of the 2012 YWCA Greater Johnstown Tribute To Women Award. The Yellow Rose Award, chosen by the YWCA board of directors, is presented to a person who strives to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership and power to promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
Pastor King is also the mother of one son, Brandon, who is a blessing to her life. Brandon is blessed by the LORD and is a extremely accomplished musician that holds the office of Minister of Music at Christ Centered Community Church.
Prospect Citizens Council
Menorial Medical On-Call Clergy
Cambria County Corrections Pastoral Counseling
Court Appointed Advocate for Children (CASA)
Certified HIV Prevention Counselor
Certified Literacy Tutor
Community Sunday School Instructor
Cambria County Health & Welfare Council
Community Care Management
American Cancer Society / Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center
Sylvia J. King