Trojan Family Resource Center Offers Assistance to Community

November 16, 2016, By Ronald Fisher, Follow him on Twitter @FisherSince_82., Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Trojan Family Resource Center’s grand opening was celebrated Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an open house.

Located at 540 Central Ave. in the city’s Moxham section, the center will serve as a community-based program where families can access resources designed to increase family support and enhance learning opportunities for area children.

Bradley Burger, president and CEO of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, called the event a celebration of the spirit of partnerships.

The resource center is a collaborative effort of Greater Johnstown School District, Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies and Cambria County Child Development Corp.

“This is one example of how organizations can come together and not think about themselves, but think about how they can better serve the community,” Burger said.

Greater Johnstown’s acting superintendent, Michael Vuckovich, said the joint effort was one in which a tremendous amount of resources all pulled in the right direction.

“I applaud everyone coming together to say, ‘Instead of expecting people to come to us, we’re going to come to them,’” Vuckovich said.

The new center will offer career-oriented resources including access to job searches and resume-building materials, and will partner with PA CareerLink to host job clubs and workshops.

“It gives us an access point downtown in the Moxham area,” said Jeff Dick, CareerLink site administrator. “We are now able to reach customers that could not make it up to CareerLink (in Richland Township).”

The center also will offer GED and high school diploma programs, and will host introductory college courses in partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

The center’s days and hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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