Friday, September 16, 2016

Neighborhood Center welcomes executive director

HARRISBURG – Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Kyla Crawford-Harvey [became] the new executive director on August 8. Mrs. Crawford-Harvey was formerly employed as a program director for the Camp Curtin YMCA. In that capacity she oversaw youth programing, including college prep workshops, community based mentoring for at-risk youth, and college and career trips for high school students. She has also organized a variety of community and family based events.

Mrs. Crawford-Harvey has a Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University.

As Executive Director of Neighborhood Center, Mrs. Crawford-Harvey will be responsible for ensuring the center is operated in a manner consistent with the Christian faith, the mission statement of the center, and in compliance with applicable local, state, or federal rules and regulations.
Mrs. Crawford-Harvey looks forward to working with the board and the community to fulfill the center’s mission: “Better Lives, Better Community, Better Harrisburg.”

Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church is a faith-based nonprofit that has served a multi-ethnic uptown neighborhood, as well as the total Harrisburg community, since 1910 with educational, cultural, social service, basic needs, leadership, and recreational programs for children and their families. For more information, call the center at 717-233-6541, email at or visit the Web site at

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