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We Ensure Maximum Impact and Empower Positive Action.


Melissa PlotkinMelissa Plotkin, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity provides strategic direction and leadership in the design and delivery of JCC’s award-winning diversity services to ensure maximum impact and empower positive action. She also directs and facilitates the JCC’s strategic and annual planning processes with the JCC Board of Directors and senior management.
Melissa joined the JCC in 2013 with eight years’ experience as a highly motivated and innovative facilitator. She is a creative thinker with effective program development skills.
A native of York County, she has served in various leadership roles within the non-profit community including York Suburban Communities That Care (CTC), Planned Parenthood of Central PA, YWCA York, Family Issues Roundtable, Olivia’s House, and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program (HOBY). She is also a member of several Diversity Committees in local school districts and the Pennsylvania Human Relations’ Task Force on Community Activities and Relations.

The JCC’s Diversity Services have received several awards and recognitions, including:

  • 2007 – The Non-Profit Innovation Award Winner for Programs – Possibilities (Assembly for Elementary Students)
  • 2009 – The JCC Association of North America Winner for Excellence in Programming – Possibilities (Assembly for Elementary Age Students)
  • 2009 – The Non-Profit Innovation Award Finalist for Collaborations – Leadership for Diverse Schools, a program for York County educators presented in collaboration with Leadership York
  • 2010 – The Non-Profit Innovation Award Finalist for Programs – Get Real (Program for High School Students)
  • 2010 – The JCC Association of North America Program and Practice Exemplary Award Winner – Get Real (Program for High School Students)

Getting started is Easy!

Contact Melissa Plotkin, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity 
at mplotkin@yorkjcc.org or at 717.843.0918.
She’ll partner with you to create a program that is tailored to your specific needs and objectives.