For Schools

Summary of resources, click the title to view more about each program


Resources for Schools/ Agencies



AmeriCorps Position Request

Keystone SMILES serves grantee of AmeriCorps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps presently places AmeriCorps members in 18 school districts and 14 community agencies across 10 counties in northwestern PA.  To learn more or apply for AmeriCorps positions go to



Alternative Education Program

The mission of the program is to provide alternative education and mentor services to students with at-risk behaviors or individualized educational needs through teaching strategies and curricula in academics, community service-learning, and social development to achieve school success with the ultimate outcome of eliminating school suspensions.  Click above to learn more about how your school can get involved.

McGinnis Memorial Awards

Provided to participants of an outstanding service project or activity addressing human needs, environment, public safety or education which benefited an individual or group. The annual Ross McGinnis Memorial Service Awards are awarded annually on June 14th. Applications are now being accepted.



Event Support / Request for Support

Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center is available to help community agencies with their service projects.  Projects are approved / denied after submission based on availability, the objective of the project and Keystone SMILES capability in completing the request.  The form is submitted to the office for approval and the requestor will be notified in a timely manner.  The requestor must be willing to complete a post-event survey to help meet Keystone SMILES reporting requirements.

Complete a request for community support

Questions? You may contact Jenn Arbuckle by email or phone at 814-797-2127 ext 225



Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center has staff trained in a number of areas.  The following trainings can be provided by us free or at a small cost

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • CERT Training
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Teambuilding
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Trades Skills
  • Tool Safely