Kendal~Crosslands Communities values the opportunity to take responsibility in the larger community and actively seeks ways to share resources and experience by partnering with educational institutions and other organizations.
Chester County Intermediate Unit
Kendal~Crosslands Communities has partnered with the Chester County Intermediate Unit for 20 years to provide a site for vocational explorations for Discover program students. Discover is a comprehensive work-based learning approach program that prepares high school students with disabilities to transition from school to adult life.
With Kendal~Crosslands Communities staff acting as their mentors and CCIU teachers as their job coaches, the students explore job skills in dining services, housekeeping/laundry, maintenance, activities, or administration and experience service-related jobs in the actual locations in which they occur.
Job coaches and mentors collaborate to achieve not only the development of specific work skills, but also the development of the social skills so necessary for job retention.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Congratulations on a successful blood drive!
Forty- eight productive blood donations were collected at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Crosslands on July 11, 2013. Forty-four registered donors presented at the Blood Drive which is sponsored annually by the KCC Safety Committee. The 46 blood donations collected at the drive will go on to help more than 144 area hospital patients.
Since 1992, a total of 1,071 pints of blood have been collected at blood drives at KCC helping more than 3000 area hospital patients.