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Collective Impact Program Graduates Fourth Class of Local Leaders

Date posted: June 26, 2018

On Monday, June 18, 2018, The Rider-Pool Foundation offered certificates of completion to 12 community leaders to conclude the 2018 Collective Impact Fellowship Program. The Foundation created the Collective Impact Fellowship Program with a substantial […]

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Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley graduates inaugural class of Leadership Without Limits program

Date posted: April 2, 2018 | Source: Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley’s inaugural class of Leadership Without Limits participants completed a rigorous 8 week developmental intensive program, grounded in self reflection, team building, and courageous leadership.  Support for the program was provided by […]

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The Rider-Pool Foundation recognized for Collective Impact Fellowship

Date posted: | Source: The Tamarack Institute, 2018

The Rider-Pool Foundation was recently showcased in a case study publication by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement.  Tamarack was founded in 2002 as a place to understand community change and help organizations and citizens work better together […]

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Leadership Without Limits!

Date posted: February 15, 2018

The Rider-Pool Foundation provided support to Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (PNLV) for the creation of their Leadership Without Limits! initiative.  See a video of the program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1srDAahjXoEKgKXZqmT-UMX_cKKoBwPkF/view?ts=5a8373de

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Community Impact Fellow reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Morning Call – January 15, 2018

Date posted: January 24, 2018

America continues working on King’s dream Rev. Larry Pickens In 2018, we mark 50 years since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tenn. Our […]

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Downtown Allentown Revitalization District receives Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence

Date posted: November 14, 2017

Congratulations to ANIZDA, City Center Investment Corp., and everyone else involved in helping the Queen City receive this important recognition. “The Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) announced today that the “Downtown Allentown Revitalization […]

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Veterans helping veterans through LVMAC

Date posted: November 10, 2017

The Lehigh Valley is home to an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 veterans, with another 150,000 family members of veterans living in the region. The nonprofit Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) aims to help them […]

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The impact of homelessness on the health and education of children

Date posted: October 18, 2017

Dr. John Cook, Senior Research Scientist for Children’s HealthWatch in Boston, was the keynote speaker at The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust’s symposium on housing and homelessness issues in September 2016. During his presentation […]

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Homelessness in the Lehigh Valley

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Imagine yourself as homeless. If you’ve always had a roof over your head, a steady job, and two nickels to rub together, it might seem like homelessness is something that happens to other people. But […]

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Lack of affordable, safe homes in the Lehigh Valley impacts quality of life for many residents

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A place to live is a basic human need. We all need a safe, clean and secure home in which to live our lives, raise our families, and sleep every night. Affordability is one of […]

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