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Do you know about Work Ready Columbia? Columbia Life Network has received funding from the Lancaster County Community Foundation for a job training and apprenticeship program for Columbia residents. We are working with PA CareerLink to identify local employers who are willing to provide job training and match them with potential job applicants. Jobs and training may include construction industry apprenticeships, professional administrative support certification and certified nurse’s assistant (CNA) as examples.

You do not need to have completed any education or certifications beyond high school and you may not need to have finished high school. We will assist with job applications, interview preparation skills, internet access to job listings, travel costs, and appropriate work-related clothing. Call Jamie at 717-684-8094 or Tammy at 717-415-7517 to see what we can do for you!

Columbia Life Network is the lead agency of the Columbia Connections collaborative partnership. This is a group of Columbia-based organizations that has been meeting monthly for 4 >years on the fourth Thursday and is working to improve community conditions in the areas of (1) Health, (2) Safety and (3) Trauma-Informed Care. The partnership consists of representatives from the following:

  • Celebrate Columbia
  • Central PA Food Bank
  • CHI St. Joseph’s Children’s Health
  • City Gate Columbia
  • COBY’S
  • Columbia Borough
  • Columbia Borough Police Department
  • Columbia Borough School District
  • Columbia Food Bank
  • Columbia Life Network
  • Columbia Pregnancy Services
  • Columbia Public Library
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Compass Mark
  • Family First Health
  • Hands Across the Street
  • HDC Mid-Atlantic
  • Lancaster County Office of Juvenile Probation
  • Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
  • Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Off the Streets Susquehanna
  • OSS Health
  • Our Lady of Angels School
  • PA 2-1-1 East
  • PA CareerLink
  • PA Counseling Services
  • PA Link to Aging and Disability Services
  • Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health
  • Power Packs
  • Qwik-Med Pharmacy
  • Susquehanna Heritage
  • Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services
  • Tabor Community Services
  • YWCA of Lancaster County
  • Albright Life

Support 15 with $15

 We would like to ask all those who support us to join in and give a one-time gift of $15 to honor our 15 years of service to the community.

You can choose to continue your giving each month, or just help us grow our partnerships, impact, and service to the residents of Columbia to enable our town to be a great place to live, work, and visit!