By Adam Smeltz
STATE COLLEGE -- Fifteen nonprofit organizations have banded together to try to build a shared community center and headquarters that could boost their collective efficiency and impact, organizers said last week.
The concept, they said, could help the groups stretch their budgets further, develop new partnerships, attract more volunteers and ease access for clients and other users.
It's an idea the leaders have discussed quietly for about two years, said Sarah Benton, the interim president of the group. It calls itself the Collaboration of Arts, Social Services and Education -- CASE -- and it met Friday with state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, to make a pitch for $4.9 million in state funding"