Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced $28,000 in state funding for the purchase of a van to be shared by the Lancaster Youth Bureau and the Lancaster Senior Center. The van will be used to accommodate the Youth Bureaus educational and outreach programs, as well as the Senior Centers transportation services.
Lancaster is fortunate to have a Youth Bureau and Senior Center with robust programs and activities, said Assemblymember Monica Wallace. However, a lack of access to transportation often serves as a barrier for many of our residents seeking to participate in those programs. This funding will ensure that Lancaster residents of all ages are able to fully participate in the terrific programs offered by our Youth Bureau and Senior Center. I would like to thank Lancaster Youth Bureau Executive Director John Trojanowsky and Lancaster Senior Center Recreation Supervisor Marybeth Gianni for their tireless dedication to our community and for creating a plethora of activities for seniors and youth in our community.
On behalf of the Lancaster Youth Bureau, Id like to extend my sincerest thanks to Assemblymember Monica Wallace for securing these state funds and continuing to support our communitys future leaders, said Youth Bureau Executive Director John Trojanowsky. The van acquired through this funding will strengthen the Bureaus ability to participate in educational, volunteering, and mentoring activities, as well as expand the possibilities for in-state field trips. We greatly appreciate the Assemblymembers support and commitment to youth development.
I applaud Assemblymember Wallace for supporting our efforts at the state level, said Lancaster Senior Center Recreation Supervisor Marybeth Gianni. Often times our members are in need of dependable means of transportation in order to attend events held at or sponsored by the Senior Center. The van acquired through Assemblymember Wallaces funding will enable our seniors to remain active in the community and enjoy the programs weve worked so hard to develop.
The van acquired with state financial resources secured by Wallace will be kept at the Lancaster Senior Center and Youth Bureau located at 100 and 200 Oxford Avenue in Lancaster, respectively.