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Mental Health Awareness Month

We invite you to join us this Thursday 5/22 from 5-6 p.m. for a program on mental health stigma. Find out how you can help and support someone you love who is living with mental health issues.

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Meet Yadira, an APN Resident Ambassador

Meet Yadira, an Allentown Promise Neighborhoods Resident Ambassador. She has lived in the neighborhood since 1995. She has two daughters that attend Washington Elementary. She thinks better jobs will help the APN community grow. Yadira volunteers as a Central Elementary school crossing guard and also volunteers at her church. She likes that that APN helps…

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APN partnership with Community Bike Works means free bikes for downtown Allentown kids

Back in December, APN featured a story about a partnership with Community Bike Works, a non-profit organization in Allentown, which focuses on bike-building and peer mentoring for youth, as a way to encourage positive after-school involvement and professional development. APN, thanks to a very generous bike donation from “Bikes for Bill,” was able to give…

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Earth Day 2014 recap – colorful tulips and lots of smiles!

APN staff met with neighborhood residents and handed out over 250 tulips and pinwheels to celebrate Earth Day and reach out to the community. Men, women, and children all received plants. Colorful pinwheels and plants could be seen all over the neighborhood. Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley was also there to spread awareness…

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Living healthy in the APN

We would like to encourage you to live healthy. Healthy people make healthy residents, and healthy residents make a healthy community! Access to healthy foods, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and access to mental health services are important pillars in an active and healthy neighborhood. Help support a healthy Allentown Promise Neighborhood and Lehigh…

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In order to help more families and children throughout the region in the coming years, the Board of Directors of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley has filed Form 1023 with the Internal Revenue Service to become its own tax-exempt non-profit 501c3 organization. Since its start, PNLV and its Allentown Promise Neighborhood have been a…

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Allentown School District Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be happening April 28 – May 9. If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 make sure they are registered with your neighborhood elementary school. Please see the dates, times and locations below. For detailed questions, please contact the Allentown School District at or 484-765-4000. Kindergarten, as…

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 24

National “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. If you are a parent or adult looking to take a young person with you to work, note the 2014 theme “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.” Preparing our youth for a rewarding future is not just a responsibility,…

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Reminder: Affordable Care Act deadline is 3/31

For those eligible to enroll for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act, don’t delay!  If you want healthcare coverage for 2014, you must enroll by March 31, 2014. Don’t miss out on 2014 coverage! If you have questions about eligibility, income guidelines, or cost you can visit , call 1-800-318-2596, or contact Lehigh Valley Health Network (,…

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McKinley Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team attends regional competition

The McKinley Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the PA Regional competition on March 15 at Deiruff High School in Allentown. This competition hosted elementary, middle, and high schools from all over southeast Pennsylvania.  This team of gifted 4th and 5th grade students gave an energetic and brave performance, along with hundreds of other…

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