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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
After over 15 years in non-profit fundraising, I have noticed one wonderful thing about giving people.  Philanthropic intent is learned from a young age.  People that choose to invest and volunteer in their community had the tradition built into their DNA from their parents and grandparents.  What an incredible gift to give your community and future generations.  During The ExtraOrdinary Give there is a perfect opportunity to allow your children...
Monday, October 7, 2019
The concept of a community garden isn’t new – you have a space where people who don’t have their own space come together to grow stuff.  It’s nice to see familiar faces planting or weeding or picking or weeding or watering or weeding.  You talk about aphids, the heat and the weeds together and he gives you a few extra zucchini and you share your peppers. The Northern Lancaster Hub and the Ephrata Public Library in conjunction with WellSpan...
Monday, September 30, 2019
Our Plant the Seed/Grow the Seed of learning team is made up of educators excited about supporting young learners and the increased likelihood of academic success afforded to children who are actively engaged in environments that inspire curiosity, are rich in language, and foster time between the child and the loving adults in their family.  While most of our presentations and professional talk surround the “little people” (young children) in...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Dear, Nurse Family Partnership Education is something I have always taken very seriously, and I refuse to let my surroundings or circumstances get in the way of my future. I come from a large family of 7 and was the first to graduate high school and the only one enrolled in college. I am currently studying Mathematics/Computer Science and my goals are to become a Computer Software Engineer. I would love to create my own apps and I am already...
Monday, July 1, 2019
It all started with the question “how can I help”? An agenda-free, cross-sector question that led to collaboration between a church and school district who are members of the Together Initiative Network in Eastern Lancaster County. In 2016, Pequea Valley School District saw that many incoming Kindergarten learners were not ready to learn when they walked through district doors. Upon hearing that Grace Point Church, who had already fostered a...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
     The southern end of the county can seem far from everything. If you are traveling down this way and not just passing through, you are probably doing so because you have family here or maybe you’ve discovered BB’s and found it’s worth the trek. Those that live here have probably done so for many generations, and the roots are deep. To some, the distance from resources can be a barrier, but to those in the Solanco community this barrier is...
Friday, May 3, 2019
      May will be an important month for United Way of Lancaster County and our women’s leadership group, Women United.  Over the past few months, we have crafted a strategic plan that will guide our future investments to fulfill our mission:  achieve impactful change in the health, education, and financial stability of Lancaster County women.  This year, the focus of our grants will be to improve the lives of Lancaster County women by promoting...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Northern Lancaster Hub has had a busy 9 months since we began our Collective Impact Partnership through the United Way. We’ve laid much of the groundwork to begin offering full services within the next few months! Here’s a brief overview of our highlights: Cutting Ribbons! Our partners celebrated the opening of the Hand UP Food & Clothing Exchange at Ephrata Area Social Services, a monumental task that involved not only changing the...