The Franklin Center of Beaver County
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The Franklin Center of Beaver County

Accessing Opportunities For Your Success!
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Accessing Opportunities For Your Success!

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About The Franklin Center

Ours is an unusual beginning. The establishment of the Franklin Center of Beaver County was spurred by a study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work by the late Professor James V. Cunningham and seven graduate students. The study explored the impact of the continuing decline of the steel industry on typical steel towns. The city of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where our organization would be ultimately located, was primarily a one-industry town that was included in the study.

Although the study’s results indicated that the industrial collapse was having devastating economic and social impacts on the Aliquippa community it also stirred hope among the city’s leaders for a way out of its predicament. ''Aliquippa,'' the study said, ''has more than 50 organizations and institutions with sufficient interest and resources to help improve the community. There does seem to be the talent and energy among the leaders of the organizations and institutions for such an effort.''

MEET THE STAFF
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MEET THE STAFF

DR. CHERYL L. KING
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DR. CHERYL L. KING

Executive Director

Executive Director

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TINA PRICE-GENES
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TINA PRICE-GENES

Deputy Director / Director Of Education

Deputy Director / Director Of Education

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ANDREA GILLIAM
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ANDREA GILLIAM

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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EDUCATION FOR YOUTH
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EDUCATION FOR YOUTH

We provide year-round interactive, hands-on and project-based opportunities for youth to increase their academic, economic, and creative potential via S.T.E.M., Entrepreneurship, and Art education. Our education department staff instructors are college-educated experts in their fields and Pennsylvania-certified teachers.

We provide year-round interactive, hands-on and project-based opportunities for youth to increase their academic, economic, and creative potential via S.T.E.M., Entrepreneurship, and Art education. Our education department staff instructors are college-educated experts in their fields and Pennsylvania-certified teachers.

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L.A.D.Y. Rites of Passage Program
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L.A.D.Y. Rites of Passage Program

Community Based Initiatives
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Community Based Initiatives

Comprised of community leaders and law enforcement officials from all over Beaver County, the Beaver County Community and Law Enforcement Coalition develops education and engagement campaigns to build trust and improve relations between the community and the police. Formed in August 2016 as a response to high-profile police shootings around the U.S. involving unarmed African American males, BCCLEC is committed to its mission to ease tension between community and police by enhancing communication, renewing trust, addressing safety concerns, and eliminating assumptions, and elusive and ambiguous behavior.

For more information contact: 

Email: daryl222@entcommedia.com

Phone: (724)-378-2882

Comprised of community leaders and law enforcement officials from all over Beaver County, the Beaver County Community and Law Enforcement Coalition develops education and engagement campaigns to build trust and improve relations between the community and the police. Formed in August 2016 as a response to high-profile police shootings around the U.S. involving unarmed African American males, BCCLEC is committed to its mission to ease tension between community and police by enhancing communication, renewing trust, addressing safety concerns, and eliminating assumptions, and elusive and ambiguous behavior.

For more information contact: 

Email: daryl222@entcommedia.com

Phone: (724)-378-2882

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