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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...
Monday, April 8, 2019
     Between conception and age three, the brain goes through impressive changes. We know that in the first three years, a child’s brain has up to twice as many synapses as it will have in adulthood.   This surplus of synapses is gradually eliminated throughout childhood.  Environmental factors impact this phase of brain development, and play and interaction with children become crucial influencers.  A child’s experiences not only determine what...
Monday, April 1, 2019
The Elizabethtown Area HUB (“EHUB”) is a collaboration of community social service agencies serving the northwest quadrant of Lancaster County.  This collective impact partnership began it’s expanded collective efforts in July 2015 through an initial grant by United Way of Lancaster County.  The mission of EHUB is to empower community members to meet the needs and improve the quality of their lives using collective community services and...
Friday, March 29, 2019
My husband and I have been attending Plant the Seed of Learning classes since the birth of our first child 4.5 years ago. She has now grown and enjoys the Grow the Seed of Learning classes, which are equally as informative and amazing. We continue to participate in Plant the Seed of Learning with our 2 year old son. We are both educators and are well aware of the benefits of promoting learning at a young age.  We welcome and try to partake in...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
     Pequea Valley is in our second year as a Plant the Seed of Learning partner. We’ve enjoyed this collaboration as we’ve worked hard over the past few years to expand our early learning programs. We are a unique situation since we host PTSL in our district, but welcome families of other districts who live close by to attend.      This year we’ve had numerous families consistently attend and it’s been a great time getting to know these...