Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

As a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor, Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. (LCSS) was just awarded $7,081to expand our SFSP. The funding was granted by The Specialty Food Foundation. “The Specialty Food Foundation develops and supports tangible and lasting solutions to hunger and food recovery, amplifying the innovation and passion of the specialty food community.”

Healthy Youth PA (HYPA)

The Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. (LCSS) Healthy
Youth program promotes healthy choices among youth ages
9-14, in an effort to reduce teen pregnancy, poverty, dropout
rates and other at-risk behaviors within Lawrence
County through positive, evidence-based programming and
interventions. This will increase developmental assets to
protect these youth from unhealthy choices and will be
accomplished through an integrated program model to
include individualized and small group mentoring and counseling,

Alesia's Food for Thought Campaign

Event : Alesia's Food for Thought Campaign
Place : Scotland Meadows
Date : May 23rd 2015
Time : 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

1 out of 5 Kids in America Struggle with Hunger. That's 16 Million children.

Alesia’s Food For Thought

Alesia Pickney graduated from the National Honors Society at New Castle Jr./Sr. High School. She is currently a Senior at Hampton University. Alesia is very passionate not only about her school work, but also giving back to her community.

Head Start Annual Report for 2013 2014

Please take a moment to read through our Head Start Annual Report for program year 2013.2014. We are proud of the progress we are able to make with the children and families that we serve and are working hard this year to help another group of children increase their school readiness for kindergarten!

Head Start Annual Report

C.A.R.E.E.R.S. Club Senior Recognition Dinner

On the Evening of May 15, 2014, LCCAP C.A.R.E.E.R.S. Club honored their seniors with a recognition dinner. The evening was highlighted by State Representative Chris Sainato, who spoke to the youth about their career journey, the importance of building a good foundation, and the strength to learn from your failures, reminding them that “the steeper road gets you to the top the fastest!”

Stuff the Bus

On Saturday, April 12th during Global Youth Service Day weekend, LCCAP staff and CAREERS Club students joined Westminster College sonorities and fraternities “Stuff the Bus” event and successfully collected 7,836 donated items to support the development of a Paper Pantry for local residents! Over 585 community volunteers participated with the purchasing, collection and/or sorting of these donated items! Dollar stores were sold out of cleaning and paper products from across both Lawrence and Mercer County!

‘Stuff the Bus’, Help a Neighbor

New Castle, PA (March 8, 2014) — This Spring, area agencies, businesses and schools will be coming together to develop a paper pantry. A paper pantry including items that are not currently or widely accessible to those in need through food pantries, the SNAP program, WIC services, or other forms of assistance. In identifying this gap, the Council of Community Services and Lawrence County Community Action Partnership’s (LCCAP) Global Youth Service Day initiative are developing a collaborative project called ‘Stuff the Bus’.

Empty Bowls Top Chef

17 year old Michael Rodriguez, a Neshannock High School student, with the support of Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP) was awarded a $500.00 scholarship from the Sodexo Foundation for proposal “Top Chef”!

Sodexo Foundation rewards and recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

LCCAP is a lead agency of “Global Youth Service Day” (GYSD) as well as a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Computer based GED Testing

GED Testing On Computer
Attention GED® test-takers: Adults who take the GED® test on computer are scoring higher and finishing faster. In fact, 88% of people passed the GED® test on computer compared to 71% for those who tested on paper.


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GED Testing:

Lawrence County
Where: LCCAP Main Office
241 W. Grant St.
New Castle, PA 16101

LCCAP GED Testing Center now offers computer-based testing. To learn how to register for the GED Test on Computer
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