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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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Understanding suicide to help prevent it

Date posted: September 10, 2017

Understanding suicide is something families, friends, and the medical community have grappled with for years. Despite a better understanding of suicide and more ways to help those with mental health issues, the number of deaths […]

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Lehigh Valley medical facilities working toward Zero Suicides with the help of improved patient screening process

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Gail Stern, MSN, Administrator of the Department of Behavioral Health for Lehigh Valley Health Network, has been a psychiatric nurse for 40 years. She has treated a number of patients for mental health issues during […]

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How supporting the Lehigh Valley’s arts & culture also supports the local economy

Date posted: July 20, 2017

Leonard Parker Pool and his wife Dorothy Rider Pool were patrons of the arts. Dorothy was an accomplished pianist and also a painter. They shared a love for arts and culture, and appreciated the impact […]

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