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 partnerships with families and community organizations well before children arrive at kindergarten.
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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 these individuals in reaching their goals.
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.
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.
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 the room, we are also very excited about the “big people” (the adults) and the relationships that begin to form. Fully supporting part of our missio
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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.
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 often met with the opportunity to be a good neighbor.
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 financial stability through further education and increased financial empowerment.
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: