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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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LCCC GED ESL Program Graduation

Last week, Allentown Promise Neighborhood Manager Hasshan Batts was the Community Guest Speaker at the Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeGED ESL program graduation. He was honored to be invited by his alma mater to talk about dreaming, believing in yourself, the importance of hard work, celebrating your successes and embracing your community.

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FamilyWize prescription medicine card

We want all of our PNLV families to be healthy, but if you can’t afford the medication that your doctor orders for you, then you can’t be at your best every day. Sign up for a free prescription savings card through FamilyWize. The card is free to everyone, whether you are insured or uninsured, an…

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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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