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United Way News
8/22/2014
We are launching an Attendance Awareness Campaign in September to help us reach our education goal of increasing the number of 3rd grade students reading at grade level by 50% by 2022. 
8/22/2014
The Literacy Center, The Allentown Public Library, The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council have announced a new initiative to support Family Literacy and reading.
8/19/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
 
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Although there are many models under which schools can connect with the community, United Way Community Schools are based on the support and expertise of the national Coalition for Community Schools and the National Technical Assistance Center for Community Schools, The Children’s Aid Society.



United Way Community School Core Ingredients include the following:

  • Engaged school district leadership
  • School principal leading the vision and process at each site
  • Community School director, employed by a community-based organization or institution of higher education, working full-time in the school
  • Site-based leadership team comprised of parents, educators, community and business partners
  • Facility access before, during and beyond school hours

Current United Way Community Schools

United Way currently supports 12 Community School partnership sites in three Lehigh Valley school districts: Allentown School District (urban), Bangor Area School District (rural) and Bethlehem Area School District (urban/ suburban), as well as foundational Community School work in the Easton Area School District (urban/ rural) focused on pre-k to kindergarten transition.

Community School

District

Lead Partner/ Lead Corporate- Financial Partner

Bangor Area Middle School Bangor Northampton Community College
Broughal Middle School BASD Lehigh University/ CDUEL* & Just Born Inc.
Calypso Elementary School BASD Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley
Central Elementary School ASD Boys & Girls Club of Allentown & WLI
DeFranco Elementary School Bangor Northampton Community College
Donegan Elementary School BASD Lehigh University/ CDUEL* & FamilyWize Community Service Partnership Inc.
Easton Area School District (pre K-K) Easton Family Connection of Easton, Inc.
Fountain Hill Elementary School BASD Northampton Community College & Air Products
Lincoln Elementary School BASD Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley
McKinley Elementary School ASD Boys & Girls Club of Allentown & Rodale Inc.
Roosevelt Elementary School ASD Boys & Girls Club of Allentown & Air Products
South Mountain Middle School ASD Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley

*Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders