About CSO

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) creates opportunities for residents and communities in Central Pennsylvania to thrive. As a nonprofit, community-based 501(c)3 charitable organization, we facilitate connections between neighbors, organizations, government, businesses, community groups, and congregations to create positive, sustainable changes that make the quality of life better for everyone.


CSO is the Community Action Agency for Northumberland, Columbia, and Montour counties. We also help people find jobs – and help employers find workers – in Clinton, Columbia, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Mifflin, Montour, Centre and Lycoming counties through a partnership with Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC) and PA CareerLink®.

Our goals are to promote optimum growth for our region and to eliminate poverty by continually improving the social, educational, and economic environment.

Our Mission

Provide Opportunities.

Empower Families.

Strengthen Communities.

Our Vision

Thriving Individuals. Thriving Families. Thriving Communities

We believe...

That each individual is unique and should be treated with dignity and respect

In developing partnerships to reinvest in the communities in which we live

In creating a work environment that empowers employees to make a difference

In providing services to the public in the most effective and efficient manner

In the nine county area served by CSO, there are:




people living in poverty


children living in poverty


senior citizens living in poverty

You Can Help Us Help Others!

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.

Need assistance? Give us a call and we'll be happy to help you!

Shamokin: (570) 644-6575

Sunbury: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Bloomsburg: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Milton: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Two East Arch Street, #313

Shamokin, PA 17872

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© 2019 Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

This publication was financed in part by a CSBG Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Workforce development programs are made possible through the support of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation, the leader and active partner in workforce development efforts. 

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. The official registration and financial information of Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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