(pictured from L to R): Gregg Potter, David Lewis, Reema Kaskas, Dr. Jennifer Parker, Daniella De Leon, Dr. Doug Hochstetler, Dr. Tina Richardson
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley TeenWorks™
Presents Grant to Local College and High School Students
The funds will support a community service project to help a homeless family.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Representatives from TeenWorks™, an affinity council of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, presented a check (in the amount of $2,447.85) to Penn State Lehigh Valley students and high school students from the Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley’s youth group. The funds are in support of the students’ Adopt-an-Apartment project, which they recently completed at the Sixth Street Shelter, Allentown. The grant money was used install a new floor in the shelter apartment.
Attendees included Daniella De Leon, Director of Labor Relations, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Board Member, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley TeenWorks™; David Lewis, President, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley; Gregg Potter, President, Lehigh Valley Labor Council and Board Member, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley TeenWorks™; Dr. Tina Richardson, Chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley; Dr. Doug Hochstetler, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Lehigh Valley; Dr. Jennifer Parker, Associate Professor of Sociology, Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lead Volunteer Coordinator for the Adopt-an-Apartment project; Reema Kaskas, Penn State Lehigh Valley junior, Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) major who applied for and secured the TeenWorks™ grant; approximately 50 Penn State Lehigh Valley student volunteers from Sociology and RHS courses who supported the project.
Mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley. www.UnitedWayGLV.org
About United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley TeenWorks™
Formed in 1999, TeenWorks™ is a collaboration between Lehigh Valley labor unions and local teens. The TeenWorks™ board is made up of a diverse group of teens and adults who help to encourage and endow young, local applicants who want to better their communities. To date, TeenWorks™ has funded over 450 projects with dollars exceeding $500,000 through United Way workplace campaign donations. www.unitedwayglv.org/take-action/give/teenworks
About Penn State Lehigh Valley
Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a world-class education in a small campus setting that integrates innovative teaching, research and community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including 9 bachelor’s programs, which can be completed at the campus, as well as access to 160 academic programs offered by Penn State University. In addition, students and community members who have a scalable business idea are invited to participate in professional development offered by Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, a business accelerator for early stage entrepreneurs. The campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training and youth programming. For more information, visit lehighvalley.psu.edu
About the Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley
The Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, IAALV, founded in 1972 is a cultural, educational, social, and community service, non-profit organization serving and representing the Indian-Americans in the Lehigh Valley.
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