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Honoring volunteers during National Volunteer Month – by PPL Electric Utilities

Time is a gift. And in April, we saluted those who give it. You see, April was National Volunteer Month. It’s a low-key month that you might not have heard too much about. It’s not the kind of event with parades and fireworks — though, honestly, most people who give time to help their communities…

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ACHIP Community Health Worker Profile – Jamie Santana

The Allentown Children’s Health Improvement Project (ACHIP) was launched in 2016 thanks to a $1.91 million, 30-month grant from The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust. The new program brings together Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Community Health and Women and Children’s services along with the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Promise…

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ACHIP Community Health Worker Profile – Kelly D Brown

The Allentown Children’s Health Improvement Project (ACHIP) was launched in 2016 thanks to a $1.91 million, 30-month grant from The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust. The new program brings together Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Community Health and Women and Children’s services along with the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Promise…

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ACHIP Community Health Worker Profile – Denisette Irizarry

The Allentown Children’s Health Improvement Project (ACHIP) was launched in 2016 thanks to a $1.91 million, 30-month grant from The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust. The new program brings together Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Community Health and Women and Children’s services along with the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Promise…

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ASD Kindergarten Registration recap

We had a great time the past two weeks meeting all of the kindergarteners-to-be at the four Allentown School District elementary schools we visited for kindergarten registration. At each school we handed out early-learning backpacks filled with educational materials to help parents prepare their child to enter school this fall. Why do we do this?…

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ASD Kindergarten Registration starts next week

Reminder for Allentown parents: We want to meet you and your child during ASD Kindergarten Registration in May. We’ll be at the following elementary schools on these dates handing out our FREE early learning backpacks filled with goodies to help get your child prepared to enter school this fall. May 2 – Central Elementary School…

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Raising Places grant application

It was great to convene so many of our partner agencies yesterday to discuss the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Raising Places grant opportunity. This grant focuses on Building Child-Centered Communities in a Culture of Health where all children and their families can thrive. This exploratory meeting was held to review the scope of the grant…

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Old Allentown Spring Cleanup

Old Allentown Preservation Association needs volunteers to help with the Old Allentown Spring Cleanup this Sunday, April 30 from 9 am – 2 pm in the following areas: Union and West End Cemetery – Meeting at the 11th Street gate on Chew Street – Cleaning, raking, pruning, mowing, planting and mulching – Gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels,…

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City of Allentown Parks Department public forum

Don’t forget about this event coming up on Thursday eventing 4/27. The City of Allentown wants YOUR input on its park.  

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Kindergarten Registration backpacks

Thank you to our friends at Enterprise on Lehigh Street in Allentown for helping us assemble our ASD Kindergarten Readiness backpacks this past weekend. We appreciate their help and support!  

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