About CSO

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) creates opportunities for residents and communities in Central Pennsylvania to thrive. As a nonprofit, community-based 501(c)3 charitable organization, we facilitate connections between neighbors, organizations, government, businesses, community groups, and congregations to create positive, sustainable changes that make the quality of life better for everyone.

 

CSO is the Community Action Agency for Northumberland, Columbia, and Montour counties. We also help people find jobs – and help employers find workers – in Clinton, Columbia, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Mifflin, Montour, Centre and Lycoming counties through a partnership with Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC) and PA CareerLink®.

Our goals are to promote optimum growth for our region and to eliminate poverty by continually improving the social, educational, and economic environment.

Our Mission

Provide Opportunities.

Empower Families.

Strengthen Communities.

Our Vision

Thriving Individuals. Thriving Families. Thriving Communities

We believe...

That each individual is unique and should be treated with dignity and respect

In developing partnerships to reinvest in the communities in which we live

In creating a work environment that empowers employees to make a difference

In providing services to the public in the most effective and efficient manner

In the nine county area served by CSO, there are:

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586,731

people

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88,029

people living in poverty

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21,407

children living in poverty

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7,893

senior citizens living in poverty

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