PECO Lower Your Energy Bill Event Recap

Miss Our Event? Learn how to lower your energy bill here!

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A Night for CommUnity Raises 18K!

Please join us for this inspiring virtual event that will bring our community together to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Melton Center! 

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County Lines Magazine: Faces of Philanthropy

"Last March, the Melton Center closed its building to the public due to the pandemic. The resilient staff continued to provide resources and support for West Chester families during this challenging time. Programs included partnering with other organizations—West Chester Area School District, Chester County Food Bank, Oscar Lasko YMCA, and Safe Harbor of West Chester—to collect and disseminate essentials."
County Lines Magazine
"Faces of Philanthropy

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“A Night of CommUnity”

Please join us to learn about the past, present, and future of the Melton Center through conversations with East End residents, program participants, and community leaders.

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Meet Our New Board President

When it comes to serving others, Deb believes it is often necessary to go the extra mile whenever possible.

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MLK Day of Service Opportunities

In honor of the 2021 MLK Day of Service, the Charles A. Melton Center invites community members to support students in our New Directions Program.

New Directions is an afterschool academic and social-emotional skill building program that provides tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment for K-8 students from low-income backgrounds in West Chester, PA. Our mission is to close the opportunity gap and to give students a place to develop leadership skills to make a difference in their community.

Contribute Supplies–Contactless Donation Drop-off

  • Donate healthy snacks in single-serve packages (i.e. granola bars, pretzels, whole grain crackers, fruit cups, raisins).
  • Donate engaging, diverse, and culturally relevant books.
  • We are offering Contactless Donation Drop-off on Monday, January 18, from 1–3pm. 501 E. Miner St West Chester, PA. Please pull into the parking parking lot through the Market St. entrance. We will collect donations from your vehicle.

Contribute Your Time–Become a volunteer!

  • New Directions welcomes qualified tutors to support our students in all subject areas.
  • We also invite community members to share about your profession, leadership experience, or commitment to social justice as a “Community Leader Reader,” guest speaker, or student mentor.

Contribute Financially!

We are in need of financial donations that will be used to make our safe, social-distanced, afterschool and summer programming possible. Donate here.

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Job Openings

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letter to kennethwinston1 at

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