Cynthia Kemp was born and raised in New York City, where she attended City University of New York, majoring in nursing.
She moved to York Pa. in 1976 and came to York’s Helping Hand for the Homeless, in 1986. She volunteered using her skills and enthusiasm to assist the administration in any way she could.
In 1996, the Board of Directors of York’s Helping Hand for the Homeless, Inc. offered Cynthia the position of Executive Director/ President. Cynthia believes her true calling was found through her volunteer experiences.
Since taking on the director’s position, Cynthia has seen to it that services are expanded and new services developed, to help the homeless help themselves and to serve the near homeless and needy community.
Presently Cynthia is a member of Friendship Baptist Church of York, a motivational speaker, Corporation Secretary for West Bank Neighborhood Improvement Association, and a member of WellSpan Cardiovascular event planning. She has received numerous awards, including the 2003 Outstanding Women of the Year and 2003 Human Service Award from the Black Ministers’ Association of York for outstanding service to the community of York.
Cynthia’s other interest include: continuously developing her personal relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Family and Friends. Mentoring, Music, Dancing, Theater, Concerts, Plays, Bowling, Reading and Water Exercise.