• 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,...

  • Open House Benefiting JPII

    Update Thank you to everyone that shopped at It’s A Gift on Sunday. But did you know that by making additional purchases at It’s a Gift! can help JPII earn a 10% rebate? It’s easy….shop at It’s a Gift! as you usually would. After you check out, take a photo...

  • A Chef’s Dinner

    During the night of our 2018 Legacy Gala, we auctioned off two dinners that included a night of fine dining prepared by not only Chef Tim Twiford, but our students and adults too. The idea went along with our "garden to table" Gala theme. To further illustrate this, the dinner...

  • 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

    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 and move...

  • 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...