Community Spotlights

Black Girl Health

Alder Health

Patients R Waiting

Rick Sayles

Turning a Negative into a Positive: Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, Child Development Center

Grandparents Involved From The Start (GIFTS)

The Camp Curtin Branch of the Harrisburg Area YMCA

In Uptown Harrisburg, the Camp Curtin Branch of the Harrisburg Area YMCA provides a sanctuary where kids can develop spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg

Since its inception in 1939, the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg has been an after-school and summer safe haven in which youth of the greater Harrisburg area can “develop essential skills, enhance academic knowledge, make lasting connections and have fun daily”.

The KING Community Center

The KING Community Center’s Girls’ Summer Enrichment Program, located at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Harrisburg, provides young girls ages 6 to 12 an opportunity to engage in activities that build their social and academic skills, as well as their self-esteem and confidence.

Hamilton Health Center

Hamilton Health Center, in Harrisburg, is a one-stop “Medical Mall” for community health. They provide a range of services including adult and child primary care, OB/GYN, dental, eyecare, mental health, and social services.

Research Spotlights

Chardée Galán, Ph.D.

Dawn Witherspoon, Ph.D.

As a community psychologist by training, Dr. Dawn Witherspoon is passionate about grassroots community engagement in her research. Dr. Witherspoon works with communities to understand how neighborhoods and cultural contexts help to shape diverse families’ well-being.

Kristin Buss, Ph.D.

Developmental psychologist and previous PACT Director (2007-2019) Dr. Kristin Buss dedicates her time to understanding anxiety through community engaged research in racially and economically diverse settings.