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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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