Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

We're thrilled that Dillsburg, one of the newest additions to the Heart & Soul network, is off and running! Be sure to check back in the future - we’ll post updates and links as they progress in their Heart & Soul journey.

Dillsburg Heart & Soul seeks to help people to shape the future of our community by actively seeking the collective wisdom of all residents, improving local decision-making, creating a shared sense of belonging, and ultimately strengthening the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of our home. Dillsburg Heart & Soul began when a few locals from The Dillsburg Arts Council got the attention of The South Mountain Partnership and the teams at The Greater Carlisle and Mt. Holly Springs Heart & Soul project. This newly founded group then reached out to Community Heart & Soul and recommended that Dillsburg would be a wonderful place to go on the Heart & Soul journey. The Dillsburg team began their process of exploring the idea of becoming a Heart & Soul town in early 2019. After a few meetings with other Heart & Soul leaders, they began the application process, and were notified at the end of 2019 that they were awarded a grant to begin the first phases.

What We Do

Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with small cities and towns, Community Heart & Soul is a proven model for engaging a community in shaping its future.
By following this four phase, step-by-step model, residents are able to bring the community together to chart a course forward that recognizes the unique character of the place and the emotional connection of the people who live there.

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