Pride Service Site Leaders' Contacts and Partners

Interested in volunteering in Chester, but don’t know how to get involved? Or who to contact? The Office of Civic Engagement is here to help! Read more about our Pride Service program sites and how you can be a part of making a positive impact in the Chester community.

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to mentor the creative and wholesome development of every young person along the path to becoming informed and responsible citizens of the future. Volunteers are needed for their after school programs. Contact Lindsay Chimel at

The Chester Senior Center helps seniors in the city live healthy, active, and independent lives. The Center is looking for volunteers to interact with and lead programs for its senior members. Contact Tiara Jones at

The mission of the College Access Center is to provide free educational support services to students of all ages throughout Delaware County by inspiring the hope that a college education
is attainable; supporting them in achieving the requirements for college acceptance; guiding them through the college application process; and assisting them in gaining the funds to attend college. Volunteers are needed for their after school tutoring program. Contact Viraga Perera at

Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a 300-bed, nonprofit, tertiary-care teaching hospital. Each year, the medical center admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients, and delivers about 1,700 babies. Volunteers are needed for their ER courtesy rounding program. All academic majors are welcomed. Contact Martha Machowski at

Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. Volunteers are needed to help solve local environmental problems at Stetser Elementary School. Contact Bridgitt Leon at

Located close to Widener University’s campus, Freedom Baptist Church runs an after school homework help center for children in the surrounding neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to staff the program. Contact Therese McDonald at

The Nia Center is dedicated to providing artistic, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, youth, and families in Chester. “Nia” is one of the Kwanzaa principles, meaning “Purpose” and is embraced by the Center as a vision in regards to community development where students learn to view the world as a place filled with possibilities and hope and where they can express their own vision. Volunteers are needed for their after school tutoring and arts enrichment program.  Additionally, the Center invites international students to create and present cultural lessons for the children.  Contact Monika Raj at

Northern Star Sports is an after school sports program for students at both Stetser and Main Street Elementary. The program aims to teach character objectives such as teamwork, effective communication, perseverance, leadership, and responsibility through sports. Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches. Contact Zach Weed at

The motto of the Salvation Army is “doing the most good.” This faith-based organization believes in meeting all human needs without discrimination. For the citizens of Chester, it offers hunger relief, housing and homeless services, youth recreation programs, and Christmas assistance. Contact Beatrice Frempong at

The role of the Shade Tree Commission is to first and foremost educate the residents of Chester about the benefits of trees. Additionally, the Commission oversees the planting,
maintenance and protection of shade trees, as well as studies and recommends types of trees and locations for planting, pruning or removal. Volunteers are needed for planting and
maintenance projects. Contact Emily Defreitas at

Stetser Elementary School is one of three elementary schools in the Chester-Upland School District. Conveniently located next door to Widener University, it serves children in grades Prekindergarten through sixth. Volunteers are needed for after school tutoring program, to help organize the school library, and to assist with contacting their global school partner in Haiti. Contact Lexi Jednorski at

From its inception, the Unity Center has brought people of good will together to work for the common good of the community. Parents in Chester can trust that their children will receive quality care while attending the Center’s summer camp and enrichment programs. Volunteers are needed to serve as after school tutors and to support the youth court program at STEM Academy. Contact Hannah Landvater at

General questions about the Pride Service Site Leader program? Contact Anita Barrett at


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