Promise Neighborhoods

Promise Neighborhoods are aspirational neighborhoods committed to the success of children, from cradle to career. Helping Lehigh Valley’s children get off to a good start so they can succeed in school and life


Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (PNLV) is a Black-led, anti-racist, woman-centered liberation-based grassroots community organization that is led and staffed by neighborhood residents in Allentown, Pennsylvania. PNLV comprises a unique network whose role in our community is to promote consistent public health messaging, delivered by trusted community messengers. The mission of PNLV is to foster cooperation among residents within the Greater Lehigh Valley to create safe, healthy, vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods, where children succeed in school and where adults and families thrive and want to live.

We accept donations!

If you would like to donate to Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, we have a few options available and as always, are incredibly grateful for those of you that allow us to continue our work in the community!

Community Wellness

leadership without limits

Health Equity

Zero Youth Violence

Events with PNLV

Training Institute



Research & reports

We offer Volunteer Opportunities!

We wish to continue to lift our community and we are always on the look out for those who wish to do the same. As we progress to better our neighborhoods, we appreciate a helping hand in serving our community. Learn more today!

Building Strong neighborhoods

PNLV focuses on inspiring hope, sense of belonging and agency across our neighborhoods. We practice Radical Welcome, enacting our belief that communities possess the assets and resources to be self-healing, and that everyone has something to contribute. Our secret sauce is commitment to responsive programming led by the people closest to the pain. PNLV residents are the designers, drivers, researchers and faces of programs.