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Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Resource Development Team at UWLC has been working remotely since mid-March, during which time we’ve added two new team members (Sara Yoskoski, Director of Leadership Giving & Events and Vince Cronin, Business Development Associate). We’re excited to have Sara and Vince on board to expand our fundraising reach into the community! We asked the RD team for their perspective on working remotely during this time.   Emily Schaeffer (Resource...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
For many of us, we are halfway into a fifth week of working from home. Or as I read somewhere in passing: “At home during a crisis and trying to work”, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description of circumstance for many people. At 8pm on April 1st, Governor Wolf declared the entire state to be under Stay-At-Home orders. Sadly, this was no joke and has, no doubt, added another layer of complications to many people’s lives, including...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Also known as P-3(or Prenatal-Third Grade), First 10 is a comprehensive model focused on the first 10 years of a child’s life to ensure that children and their families enter school ready to learn and succeed. A joint effort between Community Action Partnership and five school districts in Lancaster County, known as P-3 Partnership Pathways, is working to change that. Together, they are working with elementary schools to forge deeper...
Thursday, January 9, 2020
As staff members with PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, we see participants each and every day looking for ways to move further in their career path, or start working towards a new one. Whether it be assisting financially or offering support in their job search, the moment they come in with their new certification, or the moment they tell us about their new job, it brings us all joy. There is no greater feeling than when we are able to support...
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...