• Giving JP Tuesday

    “Exercise has a clear physical effect on our body; making us stronger, positively changing our health, and combating underlying health conditions” – Tara Simmons Help Us Improve Physical Health And Relieve Stress Through Adaptive Physical Education Program So many things have changed as a result of the COVID pandemic.  For...

  • Molli’s Story

    “We’ve never had anyone care for Molli the way that your staff does,” – Kellie G Before coming to John Paul II Center for Special Learning (JPII), Molli had a difficult time in school. Simply getting her on and off the bus became a challenge because she didn’t feel comfortable...

  • We Can Make This Work

    Tonight I dropped a Chromebook off at Orlando’s house. The Chromebook was all set up, connected and ready to go. I did all this leg work so Orlando would have a smooth transition. I did this so he could be ready for the first day of school. His family chose...

  • Mary’s Garden Grows On

    Tucked in-between JPII’s school and adult wings is a beautiful garden, tended with love and great care by a dedicated group of volunteers. “It’s not just gardening when the other volunteers and I come to plant, weed and water – it’s a gathering of friends,” shares Priscilla P., the growing...

  • Mary Maher, Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Honoree

    As we were poised to celebrate our 10th Legacy Gala, we wanted to honor the memory of the late Peggy Horrigan through the inaugural Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Award. JPII always held a special place in her heart and this recognition is given to an individual who shares her deep...

  • Sal and Nanette Cutrona, Halo Award Honorees

    Canceling our physical Legacy Gala also meant that we are unable to gather and thank our Halo Award honorees, Sal and Nanette Cutrona.  Their support has been paramount in providing our students with the technology that allows them to not only complete their schoolwork, but also communicate with staff and...

  • Charity’s Story

    “If you believe in angels, you all must know that Charity was given to us from God, and she is our Angel.” – Pam Oswalt, Charity’s grandmother As her family gathered around her to congratulate her accomplishments as a 2020 John Paul II Center for Special Learning (JPII) graduate, Charity’s...

  • JPII Legacy Gala Goes Virtual

    John Paul II Center’s Legacy Gala will be held June 15, 17 & 19 as a VIRTUAL event! Keeping the health and safety of our students, adults, staff, and event guests at the forefront, John Paul II Center made the difficult decision to cancel our “physical” Legacy Gala on August...

  • Your Taxes Can = Scholarship Money for JPII

    How to turn your 2020-2021 taxes into JPII scholarships If you pay a minimum of $5,000 in PA State Income Tax, you can transform that into a $5,000 scholarship to benefit students at John Paul II Center for Special Learning (JPII). PLUS, you will receive a $4,500 (90%) tax credit...

  • GivingJPTuesday 2019

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