Hello and welcome to The Joshua Group website.
The Joshua Group is a nonprofit organization focused on the guidance of at-risk youth living in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg, through mentoring and the shaping of positive role models. Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, The Joshua Group has deeply ingrained itself into the fabric of the neighborhood, working tirelessly to reshape and improve the futures of our neighbors.
We got our start in 1998, using the old Saint Francis School building and gym as the makeshift headquarters for our outreach. As our operations continued to grow, however, so grew our space requirements. In 2003, with the help of a handful of generous supporters, we restored a house on the 1400 block of Market Street and established it as our new base of operations. This new location on Market Street gave us a greater presence in the neighborhood and allowed us to establish a variety of new programs to fulfill the increased demand for our outreach services.
In 2007, we were invited to become a Program Partner of the United Way, thanks to our work within the local community. In 2014, we opened the Joshua Learning Center on Allison Hill, where we offer an array of “cradle-to-career” educational programs and services for low-income children and families from the neighborhood.
On our website, you can read about those programs and services and, most importantly, about some of the young people who have benefited from our work. For the latest on our progress, see our Facebook page.
To those who know us and have supported us in this journey, thank you. And to new friends, welcome.
Kirk Hallett, Founder and Director