CSO's Mission

Central Susquehanna Opportunities,Inc. (known as CSO,Inc.) is a regional,private non-profit,community-based,charitable organization that is dedicated to helping people make positive changes in their lives and assisting their communities to grow. Our organization empowers the communities and citizens of our region to develop and maintain self-sufficiency by providing employment-related and other supportive services,and by partnering with agencies with similar missions in order to fill the gaps in services that are needed to address poverty at the local level.

CSO,Inc. is committed to functioning effectively with:

  • Funders
  • Business Partners
  • Employer Partners
  • Agency Partners
  • Donors
  • Private Citizens,and
  • The Community

Our goal is to continually improve social,educational and economic environments,which allow for optimum growth for our region and the elimination of poverty. CSO,Inc. reaches out to all citizens of our region including the children,unemployed,underemployed,displaced workers and low-income people,addressing their multiple needs through a comprehensive Community Action approach.


Central Susquehanna Opportunities serves as a catalyst for economic,educational,social,and workforce development in collaboration and cooperation with the entire community to provide diverse resources that promote self-sufficiency and community prosperity.


We will be the leader in advancing economic,educational,social,and workforce development opportunities.


Central Susquehanna Opportunities believes:

  • That each individual is unique and should be treated with dignity and respect
  • In developing partnerships in order to re-invest 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
Workforce Development



CSO is a partner in the PA CareerLink® system.  The PA CareerLink® features professionally staffed offices that provide a variety of services for job seekers and employers.  CSO staff members and other PA CareerLink® partners have the knowledge and resources to match local talent to fill employer needs.  LEARN MORE...

Community Action

CSO Community Action works hard to change lives and communities. Families often struggle to make ends meet. Single parents and single-income families can’t stretch their paycheck far enough to cover their basic needs. Low income workers can’t always provide for their families. LEARN MORE...

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