PACT's Mission Statement

The primary mission of Parents and Children Together (PACT) is to promote the health and well-being of children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas by engaging in culturally sensitive and community engaged research. By grounding research with bidirectional communication between multiple stakeholders, including Penn State researchers and community organizations, institutions, and members, we can have equitable, effective, and cooperative partnerships.

What We Do

Together, PACT Investigators and our community members and organizations increase the cultural sensitivity and impact of research while improving the lives of children, youth, and families in the greater Harrisburg region.
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How We Helped

PACT reaches out to the community through participation in community events, free family workshops, trainings for professionals in education, childcare, etc., and in other ways identified by the community.

What We've Learned

PACT brings what we’ve learned through research back to community members, local organizations, the Community Advisory Board, the Penn State community, and others via social media.