CEDC’s Adopt-A-House program is an opportunity for an individual or group to help sponsor the rehabilitation of a house.   Individuals or groups sponsoring a house will be permanently memorialized and recognized on a dedication plaque displayed inside the house.  This program provides job training as well as housing for program participants and others seeking affordable housing.

The CEDC also provides volunteer opportunities for local, national, and international student volunteers who want to make a difference in the community.  The CEDC has hosted daily and weekly work camps for students from the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Wisconsin, and Volunteers for Peace.