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Help prevent the Summer Slide from happening to your child this year

Have you heard of the “Summer Slide”? It’s when students suffer learning loss over the summer months because they are out of school. Teachers spend the first few months of the fall each year reteaching some of the things that students learned the prior school year. But you can help stop the Summer Slide by…

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United Way Community Schools in the Lehigh Valley

By focusing every PNLV Partner Agency’s work with students on a common set of results for learning, we can achieve improvements in school outcomes no matter what roles we play in a child’s life. Community Schools are one strategy illustrating how this idea comes to life. Our approach to this idea, known as “collective impact,” uses regular…

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Race forum at NCC

Last Thursday we attended the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley forum on Race at Northampton Community College in Southside Bethlehem. PNLV Board Member Pastor Gregory Edwards was one of the speakers.  Great discussion on an important topic.

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Robert Wood Johnson Raising Places grant

We recently convened several of our partner agencies 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. We started with an exploratory meeting to review the scope of the grant and align its…

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My Brother’s Keeper Career Summit

We had a great time participating in last week’s Lehigh Valley My Brother’s Keeper Career Summit with local students. More than 250 students from five schools attended, as did over 60 professional speakers. From PNLV Ewuradjoa Dawson-Amoah participated.

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PNLV May enewsletter

Our May enewsletter is out! Read it online here:

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Collective Impact Convening Forum

We’re excited to be attending the 2017 Collective Impact Convening Forum in Boston this week. APN Manager Hasshan Batts in there learning about the power of collective impact and how it benefits a community. He’s also attending the “Backbone Bootcamp.” We can’t wait for him to return and share with our staff and partner agencies…

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Help PPL Stop Scammers

It seems like you can’t look at the news or social media nowadays without reading about email and phone fraud. Scammers will pretend to be just about anybody – utility employees, bank employees, even IRS agents – to try to get hold of your money or your personal information. It’s enough to make you want…

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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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