• GivingJPTuesday 2019

    Each donation we receive during our Giving Tuesday campaign will be used to fund adaptive physical education through All Abilities Fitness Center.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Welcoming Three New Board Members

    John Paul II Center cannot speak of our successes without praising the fantastic work our Board of Directors has done. Board members have played an essential role in multiple capital campaigns and continue to steer the non-profit in the right direction. We is thrilled to announce three new additions to...

  • We’re in the Business of Helping

    Looking to Fill a Position? We can help! Through our current partnerships, we have discovered our presence in the community has a positive impact on the businesses and community members in which we partner. Take a look at how we can help you and your business in new ways: Help...

  • 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...