Civitas is a new, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is a successor to the Sertoma Club of Lancaster. Civitas means “citizenship” in Latin, and we chose this name to reflect our goal of being good citizens to the community. The new name also reflects our efforts to concentrate our support 100 percent locally and align our mission and efforts to the needs of the Lancaster community.
The change to Civitas from Sertoma does not change our focus as an organization. We remain dedicated to serving the local community and raising funds through our annual chicken barbecue to support Long’s Park, Kids Kamp, and other local nonprofits. We will continue to support the promotion of volunteerism to younger generations through Teen Clubs, as well. The goals of our programs continue to be:
- Restoring and beautifying park land
- Turning high-risk children to paths of leadership
- Building amazing places for children to play
- Sustaining a home for open-air concerts, plays, and community events
- And so much more