TEDxCrossTrainerLearningxJPII

A few months ago, we started working with the awesome team from CrossTrainer (located in the Goggleworks VR Lab), who develop and create some really cool VR programs. What started off as Art Therapy for our Adult Program has led the team at CrossTrainer on a search for the funding...

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A Comprehensive Education

Real World Results It is difficult to imagine a world in which you are unable to communicate with others. At the age of eight, that’s the reality Melissa faced when a specialist informed her parents she may never gain a functional level of speech. Over the next few years, Melissa...

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A Win For You, A Win for Our Students

Special Purpose Entities It was recently announced that the Diocese of Allentown has been allotted an additional $633,000 in available tax credits dedicated to providing scholarships to students at schools such as John Paul II Center (via SPE, or Special Purpose Entity). Scholarships are important to JPII because they provide...

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JPII Kitchen Showdown

Team Berkhammer vs. Team Chef Tim On May 15th, we held our annual Volunteer Luncheon to recognize our hardworking and dedicated volunteers. This year’s lunch, however, came with a twist: Two teams of students squared off in an Iron Chef competition led by JPII’s Secondary Life Skills Teacher Rene Berkhammer...

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JPII Playground Days

Are you looking for a safe, accessible playground in Berks County for your child or adult with special needs? We have you covered at John Paul II Center. On May 17 and June 21, we will be opening our playground to the public for our “Playground Days,” designated specifically for...

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