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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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Meeting with Colin Groth of Strive Together

Last night we had the pleasure to meet Colin Groth from StriveTogether during his visit to the Lehigh Valley. A national, nonprofit network of more than 70 community partnerships, StriveTogether works to ensure that every child succeeds from cradle to career, regardless of race, income or zip code. StriveTogether helps communities identify and scale what…

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PNLV names APN Manager Amanda Raudenbush as Interim Executive Director

Regional nonprofit organization Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley has named Allentown Promise Neighborhood Manager Amanda Raudenbush as Interim Executive Director following the departure of Yamil Sanchez Rivera earlier this month. Sanchez Rivera recently took a new position with the United Way of Berks County. Raudenbush of Kutztown joined the organization in 2014. A graduate…

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