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The Making a Change Group (MACG) is dedicated to empowering youth, strengthening families, and building healthier communities in Chester, PA and its surrounding areas. MACG accomplishes its mission by developing programs and initiatives that increase access to resources and services as well as support social, emotional and economic change. 


Established in 2014, Making A Change Group (MAC) is dedicated to supporting at-risk youth through mentorship, family engagement and community development. We offer our youth trauma-informed programs and workshops focused on social-emotional learning, essential life skills and career preparedness. We engage their families by offering educational and supportive workshops to increase access to resources and improve stability. Additionally, we work to develop safer neighborhoods in Chester and Delaware County, reducing exposure to trauma and creating the opportunities our children need to thrive.

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Team MAC, Making A Change Group's youth development program, was first created in 2004 as a grassroots, mentoring program. Based in schools and community centers, Team MAC initially consisted of one mentor, MAC Group Founder, Cory Long, and up to 18 youth. The program evolved over the next decade. In 2014, Mr. Long had a team of alumni mentees return to serve as mentors - giving others the same opportunity they had received. They became the founding members of our 501(c) 3, Making A Change Group. 


While working directly with youth proved rewarding, we began to see the need to work with our young people in the context of their environment - to engage families and caregivers to improve the quality of life for our youth. We developed our Connected Families initiative, engaging families through enrichment programs and life skills workshops. Connected Communities utilizes strategic community partnerships with other organizations, agencies, schools, government officials and individuals to coordinate resources and provide outreach. For more info, please visit the “Our Work” page.





Making A Change Group is comprised of folks dedicated to facilitating positive change for youth, families, and communities in Delaware County, with an emphasis on Chester City. Every dollar helps and is used directly to enhance our impact in the community. If you would like to contribute to our cause, please donate using the button below.

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Established in 2014, Making A Change Group (MACG) is dedicated to supporting at-risk youth through mentorship, family engagement, and community development. 


P.O. Box 1115 Chester, PA 19016

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