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 mission and beliefs.

Work Foundations

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

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.

ELECT

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

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.

Innovative Impact

CSIU Executive Director Dr. Kevin Singer awarded Jeff Kay, special projects technology manager, with 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.

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.

YES to the FUTURE

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 program helped them follow their dreams.

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

We opened our 2020 Professional Leadership Day by recognizing the value of all of those at the CSIU. Here, 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.

Migrant Education

The CSIU Migrant Education Program 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.

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 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING

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.