CSIU Stories

  • The videos below showcase just some of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) stories. Check back often as we will continue to add stories that reflect the CSIU's Values.


  • Collaborating with WBRE, CSIU made this commercial to thank teachers for their impact and to provide a website with the different pathways that exist for a person to become a teacher at any stage of life. 
    Visit https://teachpa.csiu.org/ to learn more and help us change the world one student at a time.

YES Employers Perspective

Employers benefit from the Yes to the Future program by engaging with program participants who have received comprehensive training and support, making them highly desirable candidates for employment.

Next Generation of Teachers

Pennsylvania is facing a critical teacher shortage. This video tells the story of a Central Columbia School District classroom that is educating and nurturing students in an exemplary manner while helping to grow and inspire generations of future teachers.

Center for Safe Schools

Center for Safe Schools (CSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting schools, educators, parents, law enforcement, community partners and local agencies develop and practice emergency management and crisis response plans, create positive school ...

Work Foundations+

Work Foundations+ is a secondary special education program that provides comprehensive academic instruction and real-life career exploration, experiences and training to students with disabilities to prepare them for post-secondary training and education.


Being a teen parent is not easy, but no one has to do it alone. The CSIU​ ELECT program has been supporting parenting teens in our region and across PA for decades. We are so proud to bring you this inspiring story! Visit https://www.csiu.org/elect

Direct Care Worker (DCW) Heroes

DCW Heroes is a Pennsylvania Depart.of Labor & Industry direct care worker training grant that offers career services to new and currently employed DCW professionals. Meet Tamika as she shares her experiences.

Innovative Impact

Jeff Kay, special projects technology manager, was awarded an impact award for his innovative work in facilitating the creation of 35,000 personal protective devices and parts using a network of school district and IU 3D printers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthcare Pathways

There is a high demand for healthcare workers in the Susquehanna Valley. The CSIU has programs to help start or advance careers in healthcare. This video explains several ways to support a healthcare journey!

Center for Schools & Communities

This video explains how the staff and programs at the Center for Schools and Communities work with schools and communities to build capacity, strengthen systems, and transform lives.


PEPPM is your trusted destination for contracts. We create purchasing contracts for schools and government agencies so they don't have to seek bids themselves. Visit www.peppm.org for more information.

CSEL Rocket League Tournament

The Central Susquehanna Esports League hosted their second annual in-house tournament featuring several districts from the IU16 region including Danville, Berwick, Shamokin, Warrior Run, Selinsgrove, and Shikellamy.

Early Head Start / Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start are comprehensive child development programs designed to support the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children, as well as promote family well-being, particularly within low-income communities.


YES to the Future helps young adults, ages 16-24 not currently enrolled in school, to prepare for and succeed in education, training and employment. To learn more about YES to the Future or to recommend the program to a friend, visit: https://www.csiu.org/yes

Guest Teacher

The CSIU Guest Teacher Program provides substitute teacher training to individuals who have a bachelor’s degree, but do not have, or have never held a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. All 17 of the districts in the 5-county, CSIU region participate in the program.

Migrant Education Program

The CSIU MEP supports seasonal and temporary migrant workers in 27 counties in PA. Services to students ages 3 to 21 include student advocacy, supplemental instruction, summer programs, home visits, and afterschool programs.


Acquiring work experience and career/training opportunities isn't easy as a young adult. The YES to the Future program is here to help. Meet Ellora and Zach who describe how the program helped them follow their dreams.

Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts is a high-quality preschool program that provides a solid foundation for children to learn. Children enrolled in the program are excited about school. Watch a day in the life of one of our students through this video.

Adult Education

Here at the CSIU, we pride ourselves on our #AdultEd program. Meet Heather, who after a series of obstacles, now finds herself with more confidence and security after landing a job that would not have been possible without having gone through our program.

Celebrating 50 Years

In celebration of 50 years of intermediate units in Pennsylvania, we pay tribute to the work that each of us does on a daily basis and the impact it has on public education.

CSIU Marketplace

John Brenchley, Chief Innovation Officer of the CSIU and supervisor of the Marketplace Group, describes the innovative and entrepreneurial products and people that fuel the CSIU, allowing them to serve our region and state as an educational service agency for more than 50 years.

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