Seton Center 50th Time to Reflect on the Past & Collaborate for the Future

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We opened our 50th anniversary celebration with a Welcome Back to Seton Center reunion event. We were delighted to see former staff, students, and clients. We’ve come a long way since 1969 when Seton Day Care Center started in the abandoned Mother Seton School, a steel-framed building on South Seton Avenue.

Services changed with the needs of the families of the Day Care program. Mothers’ groups, GED classes, literacy programs, a thrift store, home visiting by the Sisters and many other activities kept pace with the needs of the clients.

Today, Seton Center has a new building which better serves the community. The Outreach program offers emergency services, the nationally recognized Getting Ahead program, case management, the DePaul Dental program, and many workshops. These programs offer meaningful services to the whole community. The Seton Family Store continues to be the number one spot in Northern Frederick County for quality pre-loved merchandise. All store proceeds go back into the programs we offer, giving donors a much higher rate of return on their investment than sending their goods to other secondhand stores.

All of this is possible because of the support of church and civic groups in the northern Frederick area. All of us working and supporting each other will make our community a great place to live. Join us in collaborating to create a sustainable community for years to come!

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Register for our October Symposium – “Bridges to Sustainable Communities”

$30 Ticket – Limited Seating

Guest speaker Philip E. DeVol will discuss his book, Community Conversations That Lead to Direct Action: Bridges to Sustainable Communities. Ticket price includes book, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to apply the Bridges Out of Poverty framework to create sustainable communities
  2. Have a clear understanding of how the Getting Ahead curriculum’s philosophy and process promotes self-actualization and self-efficacy for graduates
  3. Understand how the Bridges Out of Poverty framework can be adapted to empower all sectors (law enforcement, education, health, non-profits, civic leaders, government, businesses, etc.) to collaborate in building communities where everyone can live well.