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This week at APN

The week starts off with Odyssey of the Mind team practice at McKinley Elementary School on Monday. On Tuesday the PNLV Measurement & Evaluation Committee will hold its monthly meeting to identify areas of need in the community through research and data collection. On Thursday, is the McKinley Elementary Leadership meeting with community partners to plan events…

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During its first six months, the new school readiness home visitation program known as “Little School” has begun helping more than 30 families in downtown Allentown prepare their children to enter kindergarten. Started in April by the non-profit Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley and its partner, Community Services for Children, the bilingual program (known…

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The holidays at APN schools

The holidays are a celebratory time of year for most families, but also prove to be a hardship for many. It is during December and through the winter months that McKinley, Central, and Cleveland Elementary Schools work the hardest to bring in donations for winter clothing, food, toiletries, books, and toys. If you have the ability…

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“Focus” segment re-airing reminders

Another reminder to tune in tonight (or set your DVR) at 7 p.m. to WLVT PBS 39 to watch a new episode of “Focus” featuring an interview with PNLV Board Chairman Ed Meehan and economist Dr. Kamran Afshar regarding the recently completed Cost of Quality Study for APN. In case you miss it this weekend,…

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PNLV to be featured on “Focus” on WLVT PBS

Thanks to Brittany Garzillo of “Focus” on PBS 39 WLVT and her team for hosting us today. Ed Meehan and Dr. Kamran Afshar were interviewed for a segment on the recently completed Cost of Quality study for early childhood education in the APN. It will air tomorrow, Friday, November 22 at 7 pm on PBS39.…

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This week’s PNLV agenda

We are looking forward to attending this week’s Community Services for Children Annual Meeting. CSC is a great partner of PNLV and we are glad to be supporting them at this event. PNLV will also attend this week’s Keystone Community Designation Planning meeting hosted by the City of Allentown, in efforts to unite the…

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PNLV e-newsletter is going out today!

Our new monthly e-newsletter is arriving in inboxes this morning! If you are on our distribution list, be on the lookout for it. If you don’t receive it, then please sign up to receive our next one. You can do that on the homepage of our web site all the way at the bottom of…

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APN Calendar of Events

Allentown Promise Neighborhood wants to spread the word about community events happening in the neighborhood, and encourage community involvement! If you are interested in learning about community events, please visit our website calendar to learn about what’s happening: Also, if you would like to post important happenings in the neighborhood, contact us!

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PNLV to once again support McKinley’s Odyssey of the Mind team

Next Monday, October 21, begins the McKinley Elementary School team Odyssey of the Mind practices for the 2013-2014 competition. Dawn Robinson-Weldon of PNLV will be coaching the McKinley Elementary team for the second year in a row.  For those who aren’t familiar with OOTM it is “an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for…

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St. Luke’s Dental Van helps APN kids with their smiles

St. Luke’s University Hospital Mobile Dental Services has completed another successful summer of dental services provided to the children of the APN. The St. Luke’s Dental Van, in partnership with APN and Resurrected Life Community Church were able to serve over 35 children with dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, and sealants. Dental screenings and care are…

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