Youngsville Life

“Heart & Soul” project




The Youngsville Community “Heart & Soul” is seeking a project coordinator to help facilitate and oversee the multi-phased, visionary and community-minded planning and implementation process.

Community Heart & Soul begins with a four-phase, step-by-step process designed to bring Youngsville borough residents together to identify and honor the unique character of the town and community, what future residents want for it and how to achieve it. Heart & Soul involves feedback from all segments of the community which leads to the development of Heart & Soul statements designed to identify what matters most to residents. Community guided short- and long-term action plans are then developed and adopted to help guide future policies, decisions, and planning.

The position of Heart & Soul project coordinator is a 12-month contract with potential for extensions. The position pays $15 an for 15 hrs a week. Hours are flexible and may increase in subsequent phases of the project. Desired qualifications include but are not limited to: experience in project management, including maintaining detailed project records, facilitating team meetings and tracking project financials, experience in public outreach and community organizing, experience coordinating public events in the community, experience working with and coordinating individual volunteers and teams and committees, skills in active listening, written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple task, willingness to travel minimally and work evenings and weekends, commitment to the goals and approach of the Community Heart & Soul, plus additional qualifications.

For a detailed list of all qualifications and more information about the Heart & Soul program/project visit Youngsville Borough’s Facebook page or visit the Youngsville Public Library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org. If interested send a resume and cover letter to wwilcox@youngsvilleboro.org or drop off/mail to 40 Railroad St., Youngsville, PA 16371. The deadline to apply is Feb. 11.


The Youngsville Cemetery committee is looking for additional volunteers to assist with mowing, trimming, and general brush/stick removal and upkeep for 2022. Volunteers can determine their own schedule. For more information contact Randy McKinney at 814-563-9904.


¯ Two free CareerLink workshops will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Youngsville Public Library. Danielle Ditz will hold two separate career development workshops at the library. The first, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. is a walk-in, question-and-answer session. Ask personalized questions regarding job searches, PA CareerLInk, free job training opportunities and more. No registration needed. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Ditz will lead a workshop titled, “Pre-Employment Tests & Application Follow-up Steps.” Review the types of pre-employment tests one may encounter when submitting applications and learn about best practices for application follow-up. Registration is only required for the workshop and can be attended at YPLibrary, virtually, by cell phone or landline. Contact Ditz at 814-272-4020 or DanielleDitz@NWPACareerLink.org. Visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org homepage or Youngsville-Public-Library on Facebook for more information and upcoming workshops. The workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink.

¯ For the latest information on programming, workshops, and community news be sure to follow Youngsville Library on Facebook (search for Youngsville-Public-Library). The events page features all the upcoming PA CareerLink Workshop topics and dates as well as the dates/times for monthly story time programs. Those interested can also access Brokenstraw Valley Happenings/Community News through YoungsvilleLibrary.org. Information in community news includes food bank dates and locations, bingo and other community fundraising events, JoyFull cafe menu when available, the application for the legion Auxiliary Student-Essay Contest, and more.

¯ The YoungsvilleLibrary.org homepage has quick links to federal, state and local tax forms and tax information. Print downloadable forms from home through these links. It is also possible to file electronically. At this time, the library does not have hard copies of tax forms or booklets but circulation staff can print tax forms for 25 cents per page.


Free community meals are served Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church’s JoyFull Cafe, 179 Davis St. All are welcome. Volunteers to help prepare and serve meals are always appreciated; contact the church office if interested.

February’s menu includes:

¯ Feb. 2 — baked chicken, creamy garlic noodles and a vegetable;

¯ Feb. 9 — vegetable beef soup or chicken noodle soup, including sandwiches;

¯ Feb. 16 — baked ziti, salad, and garlic bread; and

¯ Feb. 23 — breakfast for dinner with french toast casserole or egg, ham and bacon casserole.

Meals are subject to change without notice.


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