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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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PNLV featured on WDIY-FM’s Lehigh Valley Discourse program

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Sally Handlon and the staff at WDIY-FM for hosting us on last night’s “Lehigh Valley Discourse” program. We greatly appreciate the chance to talk about our ongoing Cost of Quality study by local economist and researcher Dr. Kamran Afshar regarding preschool education in the Allentown Promise…

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Breaking Barriers Fitness Camp at Salvation Army

Salvation Army, which is located in our Allentown Promise Neighborhood, is serving children in grades 5-9 in a summer program called the “Breaking Barriers Fitness Camp” that focuses on fitness and physical activity. The free program is open to any child that lives in and around the neighborhood and runs every Tuesday & Thursday, and…

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A letter from Ernest Perry, Executive Director

Eighteen months ago, we announced our Transformation Agenda—a bold blueprint for a Partnership that achieves greater alignment between our aspirations for a more vibrant Lehigh Valley, place-based investments in programs and services (i.e. Promise Neighborhoods), and a shared commitment to improving outcomes for children and families living in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. I am overwhelmed…

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Head Start registration for APN families now under way

2013 enrollment for Head Start is beginning, and Allentown Promise Neighborhood has designated spots for children in our neighborhood. Head Start is for 4 year olds that will be beginning kindergarten next year. It is provided for the full school year and every child goes for half a day. Enrollment continues all summer long. So…

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Promise Neighborhoods staff members volunteer at Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

The staff of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley was proud to participate in the recent Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at William Allen High School in Allentown. Along with Principal Shannon Mayfield, administrators, students and community volunteers, we served a buffet-style lunch to these educational professionals. Retirees were announced and recognized for their years of service.…

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Free Vision Clinic by St. Luke’s Mobile Vision Van on 6/10

The St. Luke’s Mobile Vision Van will be providing a free Vision Clinic: When: June 10 from 9 am – 1 pm Who is eligible: Allentown residents with no vision insurance coverage What services: A vision exam, and if needed, one pair of glasses. All at no cost. Where: Mosser Family Center, 614 S. Carlisle…

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Promise Neighborhoods’ Executive Director to Resign in June

Ernest Perry, Executive Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley based in downtown Allentown, is resigning effective June 30 to return to his hometown of Columbus, OH and be near his family. The non-profit organization will continue its work under the direction of its Board of Directors, chaired by Edward F. Meehan, while the…

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Promise Neighborhoods supports the Walking School Bus

The staff of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to support the Walking School Bus in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood downtown by volunteering to escort students to school. Central Elementary School, one of the three elementary schools located inside the APN, has a Walking School Bus since there is no bus system to…

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Promise Neighborhoods Announces New Interactive Web Site

Designed by 401! Creative in Allentown, site helps partnership engage community and communicate impact Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley has launched a new web site – – as an online hub for engaging communities, a resource for supporting the success of children, and to communicate the impact of programs and investments in its Allentown…

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