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Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley  fosters cooperation to create safe, healthy, vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods, where children are expected to succeed in school and where adults and families thrive and prosper. Guided by our commitment to the Nine Promises of the Promise Neighborhoods movement, during this past year, together, we accomplished: · Inclusion of residents in neighborhoods in…

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Yamil Sanchez Rivera departs PNLV for new position with United Way of Berks County

Yamil Sanchez, Executive Director of Promise Neighborhood of the Lehigh Valley, has accepted a new position as Senior Vice President Community Impact with United Way Berks County and is leaving his position with PNLV for this new role, which he begins on Monday, November 7. Yamil joined the PNLV team as its Executive Director in…

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Early Childhood Dialogues by Family Connection of Easton

Kindergarten Connection holds two-to-four Early Childhood Dialogues per year. We invite preschool and kindergarten teachers, administrators, school board members, city government officials, parents and community partners, and have begun to invite participants from across the Lehigh Valley with our understanding that successful transition cannot succeed without the support of all. This is a professional development event…

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Partner Profile – Grace Montessori School

This month we are profiling Grace Montessori School in Allentown. 1. What is Grace Montessori School and what is its history? Grace Montessori School is an outreach of Grace Episcopal Church, established in 1992. We are a not-for-profit, school and childcare center. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and registered as…

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Where are they now? Elena DeSantis

1. What was your past role with PNLV and how long did you work for the organization? I was a Community Fellow at PNLV from summer 2014–summer 2015. When I was at PNLV, we were in the beginning stages of our expansion into Bethlehem. We then organized over a dozen town hall meetings, where we…

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Where are they now? Former APN Resident Liaison Carla Ortiz

1. When did you work for PNLV and what was your role/job? I worked for PNLV in summer of 2015 as an APN Resident Liason. 2. Tell us about your business and the work you do as a local Realtor in helping families find an affordable home. As a local Realtor my priority is to educate…

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Save money on your electric bills with PPL energy efficiency programs

Summer has faded. Cooler, more comfortable temperatures are here. It’s time to get out those flannel shirts and hoodies. Autumn – before the snow flies and the weather grows cold — is a great time to improve the energy efficiency of your business or home. Put in some time and investment now, and you can…

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Paul Schmitz inspires attendees at his presentation on Collective Impact and the community

Earlier this month the PNLV staff attended a presentation entitled “Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up” by Paul Schmitz. It was hosted by Moravian College, and sponsored by United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Forum…

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Where are they now? Dawn Robinson

We are starting a new series interviewing former Promise Neighborhood staff members and resident liaisons to find out what they are up to today and what their time with PNLV  taught them. First up is Dawn Robinson: 1. What was your past role with PNLV and how long did you work for the organization? I…

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Meet new PNLV Board Member Jack Gross

1. How long have you been a member of the PNLV board of directors and why did you join? I just joined the board this summer. 2. What about the Promise Neighborhoods mission and the work that the organization does in the Lehigh Valley community is most important to you? I am a life-long resident…

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