Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) creates opportunities for residents and communities in Central Pennsylvania to thrive. As a nonprofit, community-based 501(c)3 charitable organization, we facilitate connections between neighbors, organizations, government, businesses, community groups, and congregations to create positive, sustainable changes that make the quality of life better for everyone.
CSO is the Community Action Agency for Northumberland, Columbia, and Montour counties. We also help people find jobs – and help employers find workers – in Clinton, Columbia, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Mifflin, Montour, Centre and Lycoming counties through a partnership with Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC) and PA CareerLink®.
Our goals are to promote optimum growth for our region and to eliminate poverty by continually improving the social, educational, and economic environment.
Thriving Individuals. Thriving Families. Thriving Communities
That each individual is unique and should be treated with dignity and respect
In developing partnerships to reinvest in the communities in which we live
In creating a work environment that empowers employees to make a difference
In providing services to the public in the most effective and efficient manner
In the nine county area served by CSO, there are:
people living in poverty
children living in poverty
senior citizens living in poverty