• Support John Paul II Center with a tax-free charitable contribution

    Supporters of John Paul II Center can ensure the organization continues assisting students with special needs by directing their required distributions from their tax-deferred IRA retirement accounts to John Paul II Center. If you are age 70½ or older, IRS rules require you to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) each...

  • 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 and carry you through those tough dog days of the heat.  We hope this will help give you some ideas about what you can do this summer to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Your Legacy Letter

    Join us for a free, half-day workshop to learn how you can create your own, unique Legacy Letter to share with loved ones. A Legacy Letter – also known as an “Ethical Will” – is a way to share love, wisdom, life lessons, and faith from one generation to the...

  • Thank You

    Helping Students & Adults Find Their Voices It’s our mission at John Paul II Center to acknowledge the dignity of all learners by providing children and adults with disabilities with a safe place to learn. To carry out our mission, we look to our community for support. We would like...

  • Winter Newsletter 2019

    Download Special Connections It’s still Winter, but we are hoping for the warm sunshine of Spring. In the meantime, take a look at all the cool stuff we’ve been doing over the last few months! ————>Download our digital newsletter here Answer Keys If you’re looking for answers to our Decoder...

  • Hawaii Vacation Giveaway

    Enjoy the stunning clifftop overlooks, beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling spots, fantastic hikes, lush tropical gardens, and astounding waterfalls during your trip to Hawaii!  Trip package includes: Round trip airfare for two to the Big Island of Hawaii Seven nights’ accommodations at the beautiful Sheraton Kona Spa gift certificate for a...

  • Putting Our Health First

    Like adults, it’s important for our kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. For those with disabilities, that can sometimes be a challenge. Through partnerships in past years, John Paul II Center has worked physical fitness into our curriculum in various ways. However, this year we are proud to...

  • Meet Angel

    Did you know? When you donate to John Paul II Center you’re not just supplying our students with books and materials, you’re providing a means for them to write their own stories and find their voices. Meet Angel Students like Angel rely on donations to fund their tuition. In return,...