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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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Volunteers needed for new after-school program in APN

We’re looking for a few good volunteers to help us with a new after-school program starting in October. Can you help us?  

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We’re in the news! Cost of Quality study results get press coverage

Since announcing the results of our recent Cost of Quality study by Dr. Kamran Afshar last week, we’ve been featured on three media outlets. The study was conducted to determine the interest in and need for high quality early childhood education in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood, and what the cost would be to make it a…

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UNIVERSAL SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM STUDY COMPLETED FOR DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD

The Lehigh Valley’s leading economic and research expert, Dr. Kamran Afshar, has concluded a study for Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley on the design of a program model that would provide every child living in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood with access to one year of high quality pre-school before they enter kindergarten. Allentown Promise…

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Start of school year in Allentown School District means new dress code and uniforms

We’re excited for the start of the new school year in Allentown next Tuesday! Hopefully by now all families have obtained the school uniforms that are now required for all students in the Allentown School District.  The two APN Head Start classes that will begin at Mosser Elementary will also be required to wear uniforms.…

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PNLV Executive Director Job Description

We’ve begun our search for the next Executive Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley. Below is the job description for interested candidates. PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY JOB POSTING Position: Executive Director, Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley Open Date: 8/19/2013 Close Date: 9/30/2013 Salary Range: $80,000 – $100,000 (Compensation to be…

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PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS LAUNCHES “LITTLE SCHOOL” INITIATIVE WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN TO BENEFIT DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN CHILDREN

  It’s been well researched and documented that today’s children are not entering kindergarten as prepared and ready to learn as previous generations were. They may not know their numbers or ABCs or have basic social skills, all of which are needed to get a child’s education off to a good start. This early learning…

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A busy summer at Promise Neighborhoods

Our summer has been a busy one so far. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to this past week: We were happy to volunteer yesterday at McKinley Elementary School’s Summer Enrichment Celebration. APN helped at this lunch to celebrate teachers, volunteers, and children who participated in the school’s summer program for kids. Allentown Promise…

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Allentown Promise Neighborhood Open House Event

The non-profit Allentown Promise Neighborhood organization will hold an Open House for residents of its nine-square-block neighborhood in the Old Allentown Historic District on Wednesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to help connect them with local early learning information and services for their children. APN partners will assist parents and children with…

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