St. Luke’s University Health Network and Just Born Quality Confections Dedicate Buddy Bench to United Way Community School Leaders

On Tuesday, Eric Fontanez and Cesar Cordova were celebrated for their commitment to the Marvine Elementary School community with a dedication of a buddy bench in their honor by St. Luke’s University Health Network and Just Born Quality Confections, Marvine Community School partners.

Eric, outgoing principal, and Cesar, outgoing Community School Coordinator, collaboratively built Marvine’s community school initiative that greatly impacted the students, families and staff. Both will remain a part of Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) with Eric as the Supervisor of Equity Initiatives with BASD and Cesar as a physical education teacher at Liberty High School.

The buddy bench will help make Marvine a more welcoming and engaging place for students and their families.

This dedication is part of St. Luke’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. In 1872, as the Lehigh Valley’s first hospital, St. Luke’s began providing local access to health care in the Bethlehem community. As part of these celebrations, St. Luke’s will be awarding Marvine, Donegan and Fountain Hill Elementary Schools, along with the Boys and Girls Club, special grants as these partner schools and nonprofits are working every day to make a positive impact in our community.

Photo Credit: United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and St. Luke’s University Health Network