Da Vinci Science Center and Marci Ronald UW Exec win Donley

February 8, 2016

On April 21, 2016, Community Services for Children will present the Inez and Edward Donley Award for Children’s Advocacy to Lin Erickson, Executive Director of the DaVinci Science Center and Marci Ronald, Executive Vice President, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. The event takes place at DeSales University Center at noon. Tickets are $50. […]

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PPL Supports Technology Lab for Pre-K

February 8, 2016

The PPL Foundation recently awarded $40,000 to Community Services for Children (CSC) to supports its highly successful Literacy Technology Labs. The award supports 240 low-income children attending Head Start and Pre-K Counts at two of CSC’s preschool locations in Allentown. “Literacy skills are essential to success,” said Michael A. Walker, Esq, CEO and President of […]

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PPL Exec Joins CSC Board

February 8, 2016

Christopher Cardenas, MBA, Vice-President, Customer Services at PPL recently joined the Board of Directors of Community Services for Children. Cardenas joined PPL over a year ago and oversees the customer facing functions and processes for regulatory programs, energy efficiency, contact centers, revenue operations, field resources, customer experience, customer service operations, work force management and resource […]

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Dean Rex Joins Board

January 29, 2016

The Board of Directors of Community Services for Children welcomes Judith Rex, PhD, RN, BC, to the board for a three year term.  Dr. Rex is the Interim Dean, Allied Health and Sciences and Director of Healthcare Education at Northampton Community College.  Dr. Rex earned her doctorate in Human Development from Marywood University. She holds […]

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B Braun Exec Joins Board

January 29, 2016

The Board of Directors of Community Services for Children recently welcomed Christopher P. Donigan to the Board for a three-year term. Mr. Donigan is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at B. Braun Medical, Inc. in Bethlehem, PA. Prior to coming to B. Braun, Donigan worked for Nationwide Insurance, Liberty Ridge Capital and Bristol-Myers […]

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Carole Koepke Brown: Program for Young Children Aims to Give Them a Safe Start

December 1, 2015

Under the umbrella of Community Services for Children, the program Safe Start is thriving. Designed by Paula Margraf, executive vice president for Community Services, it strategically provides therapeutic child care all year round to children whose caregivers are living below the poverty line. These children were exposed to drugs and/or alcohol prenatally. They were referred […]

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A FOCUS Special Report on the PA Budget Stalemate

November 23, 2015

FOCUS Season 3 Episode 9: PA State Budget A FOCUS Special Report on the PA budget stalemate. With a funding plan overdue 1140 days and counting, senior centers, emergency shelters and pre-school programs across the state cut services. With Team coverage we show you how schools and social service agencies in our region cope without […]

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Boston Shows Quality, Not Tennessee

November 2, 2015

Tennessee recently released a study showing that its state-subsidized pre-k made no difference in child achievement by the end of kindergarten between those who had the program and those who didn’t. Yet a recent report from Boston showed the opposite. In fact, achievement gains were evident through third grade. What’s the difference between Tennessee and […]

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Early Education Simply Good Business

November 2, 2015

The measure by which we judge which investments are worthwhile as a citizenry is how much time we spend, energy we expel, and the amount of resources we dedicate in the hope of future benefits. It should be axiomatic that investment in early childhood education is sound policy and will yield far reaching economic returns. […]

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EHS program for abused babies expands

October 30, 2015

With major funding by the US Department of Health & Human Services currently available for expanding Early Head Start services across the country, Community Services for Children (CSC), Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Lehigh County Children and Youth Services are working together to expand CSC’s Early Head Start center-based program. The program supports […]

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