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Meet Marek Tomanek, our PNLV summer intern

1. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from, what are you studying at Muhlenberg College, and what year are you in? I am originally from Hunterdon County, NJ about 45 min away from Allentown. I am currently a rising senior student-athlete at Muhlenberg College where I major in political science with a minor in…

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Money saving tips for summer energy usage from PPL

It’s a simple equation: The less you spend on energy during the heat of summer, the more you have to spend on lemonade, pool passes, ice cream, and road trips to the beach. So how do you make that happen? We’re glad to share the following tips for a cool but cost-effective summer. (Many of…

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Family Fun Day event at Parkway Caribbean in the works

We’re excited to be planning an August family fun day event and talent show with Parkway Caribbean Restaurant and I am the Future movement. APN Manager Hasshan and Community Volunteer Bashir met last week with David King from the Jamaican Cultural Organization to discuss the planning. Check back for details.

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Power Northeast Clergy Breakfast

Today Hasshan and Ammar from the PNLV staff along with our summer intern Marek and community volunteer Bashir attended the Power Northeast Clergy Breakfast at Congregation Keneseth Israel – Allentown, PA. The event is working to mobilize the faith community to address the issues impacting the residents of our Promise Neighborhoods. Hasshan spoke to the attendees as…

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BPN Southside Survey Highlights – Promise #3

Last year PNLV conducted a resident survey of our Southside Bethlehem #BPN neighborhood (Census tract 112) to determine the status of living conditions for families and children in four key areas. One of those areas relates to PNLV Promise 3 – “students feel safe and live in stable communities.” A total of 376 homes completed…

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BPN Pembroke Survey Highlights – Promise #3

In 2016 PNLV conducted a resident survey of our BPN Pembroke neighborhood to determine the status of living conditions for families and children in four key areas. One of those areas relates to PNLV Promise 3 – “students feel safe and live in stable communities.” The total number of completed surveys was 253, representing 43.2% of…

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Couch Conversations – “Risk”

We had a great time attending Saturday night’s Couch Conversations: “Risk” event in downtown Allentown. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared their input. Couch Conversations  

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Couch Conversations on Risk tomorrow night in Allentown

Reminder: Happening tomorrow night – Couch Conversations at Gallery 724 on Hamilton Street. The discussion topic is “Risk.” This is a free event that is open to the public, so join us and bring a friend!

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Family FunFest at Sacred Heart Hospital – June 29

Stop by the PNLV booth at the Family Funfest event at Sacred Heart Hospital on Thursday, June 29 from 5 – 8 pm. Enter our raffle to win one of two kids bicycles! We’ll also have face painting and other activities, all FREE! Thank you to Upside Allentown for sponsoring this great event!  

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Allentown School District strategic planning

Yesterday APN Manager Hasshan Batts attended a meeting of community partners to assist the Allentown School District with its strategic planning. Michael Felix and Lucretia Brown facilitated the meeting.  

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