Timeline 2006 - Present
In 2006 Unity Center began renovating the building that now houses the Chester Student Center, which provides youth and adult educational and social activities and houses various other Chester non-profit groups in addition to its own activities. The after school homework support program has assisted many grade school children over the years. Scores of students from Eastern and Widener Universities have worked alongside staff and other volunteers from Chester and the suburbs to create a caring and safe space for learning and other activities. The annual Christmas party has been attended by hundreds of youth and their families.
2007 - Present
In 2007, Unity Center established what we believe to be the only student run Youth Court in the country at Chester High School. This highly successful ongoing program has become a regional model. Other work with high school students includes the developing of service learning programs, teaching life-skills classes and the facilitating of youth entrepreneurial ventures.