CSC’s Children’s Ball Supports Head Start, other early education

September 21, 2017

ALLENTOWN — Community Services for Children invites the community to “Journey to Oz” on Nov. 17, for the annual Children’s Ball to support early education. This year’s Wizard of Oz-themed ball will be held 6 to 9 p.m. at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple and include a […]

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State grant allows CSC to add 100 Pre-K Counts students

August 24, 2017

Community Services for Children has been approved for an additional 100 PA Pre-K Counts children for the second year in a row. The increase brings CSC’s Pre-K Counts enrollment to 373 and allows for expansion into previously un-served school districts. Of the 100 additional children, 60 will be served in Allentown, 20 in the Pen […]

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CSC welcomes John Ponente as VP of Finance

June 21, 2017

Community Services for Children is pleased to announce John Ponente is the organization’s new vice president of finance. Ponente, who joined CSC on Monday, has more than 25 years of financial experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. He most recently served as the director of finance for Silver Springs Martin Luther School, a […]

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Dr. J. Robert Lovett and CASA of Lehigh County honored at 22nd annual Donley Awards celebration

April 21, 2017

Community Services for Children honored Dr. J. Robert “Bob” Lovett and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lehigh County at the 22nd annual Inez and Edward Donley Award for Children’s Advocacy last week. The award, established in 1996, acknowledges individuals and organizations whose public service has significantly improved the quality of life for children. It is […]

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Crayola Manager of Community and Government Relations Colleen Mooney McGee joins CSC Board

April 21, 2017

Community Services for Children is honored to welcome Colleen Mooney McGee, manager of community and government relations for Crayola, to the Board of Directors. McGee has extensive experience in community relations, communications, special events and volunteer services. She manages corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism at Crayola and also cultivates and maintains relationships with local business […]

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CSC to offer trauma-informed care workshops

April 4, 2017

Research shows trauma in childhood can lead to negative outcomes later in life. Preventing and addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences is the key to ensuring today’s children help shape a healthy society. Community Services for Children’s Early Education Academy is partnering with the Institute for Family Professionals to offer two trauma-informed care workshops […]

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Dr. J. Robert Lovett and CASA win Donley Award

February 6, 2017

On April 13, 2017, Community Services for Children will present the Inez and Edward Donley Award for Children’s Advocacy to Dr. J. Robert Lovett, retired Air Products executive, and The Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children, known as CASA. The event takes place at DeSales University Center at noon. Tickets are $50. Sponsorships are available. Given […]

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Deidra Vachier promoted to VP, Early Childhood Development

November 3, 2016

Community Services for Children (CSC) recently promoted Deidra Vachier to the position of Vice President of Early Childhood Development.  She is responsible for the daily operations of CSC’s Pre-School Division, including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts and several other early education programs.  Most recently, she was the Director of Early Education, responsible for […]

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Child Care STAR Ratings

October 25, 2016

According to the Northeast Regional Key, 11 early learning and school-age child care programs made improvements to achieve the highest state quality STAR 3 and 4 ratings from Keystone STARS between July and October 2016. Keystone STARS quality standards build upon health and safety requirements already regulated by the Department of Human Services. Administered by […]

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Elaine Donoghue joins CSC Board

October 12, 2016

The Board of Directors of Community Services for children recently elected Elaine Donoghue, MD, to the Board. Dr Donoghue is the Vice Chair for Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics at the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She helped to establish the LVHN Pediatric residency program in 2012. She is an academic general pediatrician who […]

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