Kendal-Crosslands Communities takes responsibility in the larger community, maintaining extensive and mutually supportive relationships and sharing our resources and experience.
Kendal Crosslands Communities welcomes opportunities to share resources and knowledge with the greater community by partnering with educational institutions to offer students fieldwork experiences. College students enrolled in an accredited degree program attending an affiliated university may engage in internship/clinical/practicum experiences in various disciplines like nursing, rehab and social services depending on availability.
Chester County Intermediate Unit:
Kendal Crosslands Communities has partnered with the Chester County Intermediate Unit for over 20 years to provide a site for vocational explorations for Discover Program students. Discover Program offers students an integration of classroom and pre-vocational instruction with on the job training. It is a comprehensive work-based learning program that prepares high school students with different abilities to transition from school to adult life.
With Kendal Crosslands Communities staff acting as mentors and CCIU teachers as job coaches, the students explore job skills in culinary services, housekeeping/laundry 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 necessary for job placement and retention.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
Kendal Crosslands Communities has partnered with the American Red Cross serving as a blood drive donation site and hosting two blood drives annually. Since 2008, KCC has collected more than 700 blood donations and helped over 2,000 local area hospital patients.