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

Date posted: September 9, 2017

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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The Baum School of Art & Building 21 in Allentown

Date posted: July 19, 2017

An interview with Shannon Fugate, Executive Director, of The Baum School of Art in Allentown 1. When did The Baum School of Art first begin working with Building 21 students? The Baum School of Art […]

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2016 Annual Report

Date posted: June 29, 2017

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Rider-Pool Foundation Fellows reflect on their training in the Collective Impact Community Fellowship Program

Date posted: November 18, 2016

When The Board of Directors of The Rider-Pool Foundation decided to create The Collective Impact Fellowship Program in 2014 it set the stage for a unique approach to collective impact efforts. Its goal was to […]

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Date posted: November 10, 2016

  The Rider-Pool Foundation has announced the third class in its intensive, nine-month Fellowship program that trains and equips non-profit leaders to meet the community needs of a rapidly developing downtown Allentown. The Collective Impact […]

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Passion. Power. Agency: Building 21 – by Ed Meehan

Date posted: July 12, 2016

Editorial by Ed Meehan, Executive Director – The Rider-Pool Foundation There is encouraging news to share about public education in Allentown. Specifically about a group of individuals who took personal responsibility, worked together, and did […]

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Ed Meehan op-ed on Building 21 first year successes featured in The Morning Call

Date posted: July 11, 2016

The Rider-Pool Foundation Executive Director Ed Meehan’s op-ed piece on the success of students and faculty of Building 21 during its first year was featured in today’s Morning Call:–20160711-story.html

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2015 Annual Report

Date posted: June 16, 2016

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Three Questions with… Patrick Mulcahy of PA Shakespeare Festival

Date posted: April 20, 2016

1. What is the PA Shakespeare Festival? How long has it been in existence? What performances are being featured this year? Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a fully professional theatre company at DeSales University. The Festival […]

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