Emerald Asset Management, Inc., the Emerald Foundation and the Lancaster Barnstormers are pleased to announce that Dan Jurman of the Community Action Parternship has been named as the June “Hometown Hero” for his commitment and service to our community.
Dan got his start in non-profit work over 30 years ago, providing summer enrichment programing to at-risk youth in places like Camden, Newark and Atlantic City. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan University and a Master’s Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. For the past 17 years, he’s served in senior leadership roles in non-profits of varying sizes and missions, almost all with a focus on serving the poor and the vulnerable.
Since July 1, 2015, he’s been serving as the CEO of the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County. He is a member of the Lancaster Housing Opportunities Partnership, Housing Development Corporation, Community Action Association of Pennsylvania and United Way of Lancaster County Board of Directors, serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Penn State Hershey College of Public Health, and in 2016 completed his term serving as the Chair of the Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty. As a result of that effort and the “One Good Job” plan he co-authored, he is a member of the Steering Committee for the Lancaster Coalition to Combat Poverty and the chair of the Lancaster Equity Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. In addition to his volunteer roles, Dan is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, co-teaching a class on the intersection between theology and poverty. Dan lives in West Lampeter with his wife, Rachel, and their three children, Jacob, Henry and Helena