United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Celebrates National Coordinators Appreciation Week

National Coordinators Appreciation Week is September 19-23 and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) recognizes the vital role of our Community School Coordinators (CSC’s) and celebrates the transformational impact they make throughout their communities.

To acknowledge and celebrate their vital role, Community School Coordinators will be celebrated nationally for all the work they do to ensure all of our children learn and thrive through the #CoordinatorsRock campaign led by the Institute for Educational Leadership.

The Lehigh Valley Community School Network will help celebrate their work by saying thank you with an appreciation event sponsored by Crayola and hosted at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem.

Community School Coordinators are the unsung heroes of community schools. To all of the CSC’s serving United Way Community Schools, we see you and we thank you for making a difference in our students’ lives.


served in 32 United Way Community Schools

connected with food assistance

provided with housing referrals

United Way Community Schools remove barriers to education, so students, families and communities can thrive. Each school is staffed by a full-time Community School Coordinator who addresses basic needs, promotes family engagement, builds partnerships and coordinates services including:

  • Basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene products, school supplies and housing
  • After-school programming
  • On-site physical, mental and behavioral health services
  • Field trips to support school goals, curriculum and child development

UnitedWayCommunitySchools Improve Student and School Outcomes:

  • Better math and literacy scores
  • Increased attendance
  • More family engagement
  • Fewer behavior incidents

United Way Community Schools are a collaboration of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University, Moravian University, Northampton Community College, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Communities In Schools of Eastern PA.