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Lunch crew at YLC curbside

YLC Serves up Lunch and More

  • On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 noon to 1 PM, you will find a small but mighty contingent of LIU 12 and Central York School District Food Service folks handing out food to students of York Learning Center and Central York School District, as well as students from the surrounding community. The highest number of students' served was over 150 daily, and at least 100 students get nourishment from this lunch distribution site.  

    Jennifer Knott, Social Worker in our Preschool Division, Kelly Kile, Administrative Assistant, Michelle Ludwig, Site Administrator of YLC, Pam Gurreri, Cook, Tricia Smith, Head Cook, and other Central York Food Service volunteers supply a hot meal, a cold breakfast and lunch for the following day, as well as kind words and encouragement. Mary Stahlman, LIU Teacher Assistant, helps on Friday’s. Donations from Stauffers' cookies, as well as the United Way, have allowed for cookie and book distributions during the hour as well. 

    Down time during the distribution always drifts to conversations about how much these volunteers GET from this opportunity to serve, and the feeling of connectedness to the students and community that this food distribution window provides to them. It is a time that they look forward to. There are many "regulars" that find their way to the lunch...some from as far away as South Western School District... who come because of a connection to Miss Pam, Miss Trish, and the other staff. There have been opportunities to connect parents to other services and to assist them with finding diapers, hand sanitizer, or other items of need.

York Learning Center

  • Welcome to The York Learning Center (YLC)

    300 East 7th Avenue, York, PA 17404
    (717) 718-5800

    Our Mission

    To provide unique and specialized programming that inspires our students to achieve their greatest potential in a safe and supportive community


    The York Learning Center will be one, unified school providing a safe, inviting learning environment using a collaborative approach to meet students where they are and support them in reaching their potential, while contributing expertise to community stakeholders.

    Values: Collaboration, Compassion, Dedication, Forward Focused, High Expectations, Professional and Responsive Student Centered

    The York Learning Center is a public school facility, serving students with special needs. Students from York and Adams County School Districts attend school programs at the Center.

    Through the administration of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, the York Learning Center offers classes for special needs students, diagnostic evaluation, psychological evaluation and services, itinerant services, therapy services, homebound instruction, and vocational services. These programs serve students aged 3-21 with a free and appropriate public education according to state and federal regulations.


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