Strand Theatre

United Way of York County presents Bill Milliken

Duration: 1 hr 45 min

Audience: For All Ages

Showtimes: 08/29/2017 5:30pm

How communities build stronger schools...

Be part of the conversation exploring this topic at this important community event. Unity Way brings Communities in Schools founder, Bill Milliken and other experts in education together to discuss needs and solutions for children in our community.


Who is Bill Milliken?

Bill Milliken, Founder of Communities In Schools, Inc., is one of the nation's foremost pioneers in the movement to give young people the help they need to graduate from high school and go on to rewarding lives. Mr. Milliken's activism began in 1960 when he helped initiate “street academies” for young people who had dropped out of school and wanted a chance to resume their education, as well as live-in programs for substance abusers and youth in need of shelter and support. His experiences led him to search for a comprehensive approach to helping young people. This search culminated with the development of a model program that repositioned existing community resources into schools — the Communities In Schools network. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading community-based organization helping students achieve in school and prepare for life. Currently, the organization directly serves more than 1.26 million students and their families each year in more than 2,700 schools in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

This is a FREE community event. Go to www.unitedway-york.org/schools to RSVP for this event!


This event will also feature a panel of local experts who will share their experience in education and the impact that community support has on schools.


Eric Wolfgang

President of Central York School Board and Board Member of Pennsylvania School Board Association


Eric B. Holmes, Ed.

Superintendent, The School District of the City of York