• Around the World in Eighty Days

    Throughout the Summer, the (JPII) Adult Program is going on a figurative journey “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Using the book (of the same title) as a field guide, individuals will be learning about maps, transportation, and various locations throughout the world. Phyllis, one of the Adult Program’s Direct...

  • Garden Renovations

    Garden Renovations Thanks to funding raised through our Legacy Gala, a topsoil donation, and some amazing friends (Priscilla, Edwards Landscaping, Berks Soil and Stone) and volunteers, our garden renovation is looking great! Take a look at the progress. The old walkway surrounding our garden made it difficult to safely walk...

  • Thank You from Our Graduates

    John Paul II Center is a non-profit school for students like Grant and Carlos who, along with their families, rely on the generosity of the community. Both Grant and Carlos would like to say “thank you” for supporting their educational journey. Dear Donors, My name is Grant Grauf. I have...

  • Meet Our 2018 Graduates!

    The school year is winding down and we have two students who will be graduating: Carlos Camacho Carlos first started at JPII at the age of 16. He came from an urban school and was shy and quiet because he was taught to never stand out. However, after a few...

  • Beat the Summer Slump

    Beating the Summer Slump is tough but we’ve compiled a list of go-to’s to start your Summer off on the right foot. So celebrate with us by congratulating Jennifer and Melissa on their SWEAP employment and by educating yourself about what you can do this summer to keep your kids...

  • Meet: Matt

    Matt S. has been part of the John Paul II Center program since he was five years old.  Today – nearly 31 years later – he continues to reach milestones and gain life skills designed to promote his confidence and become more independent. Through the JPII adult program’s person-centered care...

  • Namaste From JPII

    Nate Berkus once said “You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” With that in mind, we recently started exploring the world of Yoga. Headed up by our Behavioral Specialist, Sarah Harris explains...

  • Do It LOCAL | Help JPII

    Have you joined the “do it LOCAL” movement yet? “do it LOCAL” is a mobile app that offers exclusive deals at over 110 favorite locally owned establishments throughout Berks County!  For a list of current businesses, click here. “do it LOCAL” memberships are only $25 for a year of awesome...

  • Winter Newsletter | 2018

    Our Winter Newsletter has just been mailed out and should be arriving in mailboxes shortly. For those that may not receive a physical copy, rest assured because you can read it right here! If you’re here looking for answers to the newsletter’s crossword and word search puzzles, you can find...

  • Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

    Each year, starting the last Sunday in January, John Paul II Center takes a week to celebrate one of the many aspects that makes our school unique and that is our Catholic identity. This year, Catholic Schools Week (CSW) means even more to us than usual as we celebrate 35...