Hello Harrisburg Community,

We have some important news to share.

With a heavy heart yet a hopeful spirit, we want to share with you the decision to temporarily pause operations at the Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church. This isn’t the end—it’s a chance for us to improve things!

During the pause in operations, the Board will be reevaluating our programming and structure to ensure that they meet the community’s needs, align with our mission and values, and are sustainable for years to come.

We’re still committed to making our Harrisburg community awesome. While we understand that this decision may be disappointing, we assure you that our unwavering commitment to improving lives in Harrisburg continues. We aim to emerge from this pause stronger, more resilient, and better equipped to meet the community’s needs.

It might take some time, but we’re planning to come back in August 2024 with even more energy and excitement!

Keep an eye on this space and our Facebook page for updates on what we’re doing. We want to hear from you, too—your ideas and thoughts keep us going!

Thanks for being a part of our community and continually supporting the Center. Together, we’re unstoppable!



The Board of Directors
The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church


The Neighborhood Center UMC is committed to providing a safe, clean, and secure environment for our students, staff, and families. The Center has implemented the Center for Disease Control Guidelines, including masking, temperature monitoring, and social distancing. Drop-off and Pick-up procedures have been modified to limit contact of visitors. Daily full detail cleaning and disinfecting are completed by DYMPASH Public Health Protector.

We send prayers to all those suffering from COVID-19. Please continue to take responsibility for yourself and others by following the Center for Disease Control procedures and guidelines. Stay safe!

We will continue to monitor the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease.

Better Lives. Better Community. Better Harrisburg.

To support our efforts, please consider donating to the Center today!

Neighborhood Center is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to our mission can be claimed as a deduction on your tax return.

We offer preschool, toddler care, and more to residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit and member of the United Way of the Capital Region, we can offer extremely affordable care for your child!

The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church has served a multi-ethnic uptown neighborhood, as well as the total Harrisburg community, since 1910 with educational, cultural, social service, basic needs, leadership, and recreational programs for children and their families.

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The Neighborhood Center exists with the financial, in-kind, and volunteer support of thousands of caring individuals.

We are always looking for caring individuals who are interesting in serving their community.

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