P.R.O.B.E. (Potential Reentry Opportunities in Business and Education) began in 1978 as a Penn State project founded by Dr. Kathryn Towns. P.R.O.B.E.’s primary goal is to enable displaced homemakers (those that are separated, widowed, or divorced), single parents, and pregnant/parenting teens, to enter and remain in the workforce.
P.R.O.B.E. provides intensive career counseling, career readiness classes, new skills training, child care, and transportation resources. Our counseling process is specifically designed for displaced homemakers and single parents to achieve economic independence for themselves and their families. Additional support services also continue throughout placement in training or jobs.
Incorporated as a non-profit agency in 1988, P.R.O.B.E. has been a member agency of the United Way of Lebanon County since 1986. P.R.O.B.E. was the model for the 13 New Choices Career Development programs currently in the Pennsylvania statewide network. It operates New Choices Career Development programs in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, and western Berks counties. Both the main office in Lebanon and the office in Steelton are designated New Choices Career Development centers.
P.R.O.B.E. is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization; therefore, any donation is tax deductible as allowable by law.