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2019 Children’s Ball – Donley Awards Event Raises Over $100,000 To Support Community Services For Children’s Mission

November 4, 2019

    Over 250 guests IMAGINED a world where communities work to put children and families first at the 2019 CSC Children’s Ball and 24th Annual Donley Awards, held at The Centennial Catering & Conference Center in Center Valley, PA.   The event raised over $100,000 to help CSC achieve its mission of preparing young […]

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Paula Margraf, CSC CEO & President, Recognized as Head Start Advocate of the Month

October 18, 2019

Paula Margraf, CSC CEO & President, was recognized by the National Head Start Association as the Head Start Advocate of the Month for October 2019. Congratulations Paula! NHSA published the following article in their NHS happenings email this month.           Head Start practitioner Paula Margraf consistently goes above and beyond as […]

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CSC CEO Paula Margraf to participate in ELEVATE Early Learning for Every Child Discussion – Hosted by Congresswoman Susan Wild

September 25, 2019

Date: Sep. 30, 2019 Time: 6:00pm Location: Resurrected Life Community 144 North 9th Street Allentown, PA 18102 Join the Congresswoman and an esteemed panel for a discussion on the promise and challenges of delivering quality early education and childcare for all children in PA-7. Rep. Wild invites panelists to discuss the importance of early childhood education, gaps in preschool […]

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PBS39’s Chloe Nouvelle visited The Learning Hub – City Center to learn more about Summer Start

August 16, 2019

Click the link below to see the PBS39 coverage of Summer Start program, a collaboration between CSC, Allentown School District, and PBS educational resources – made possible with funding by Air Products. https://www.wlvt.org/blogs/lehigh/ready-to-learn/  

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Community Services for Children Receives PNC Foundation Grant – $50K grant supports STEM and arts program enhancements

July 31, 2019

Community Services for Children is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant, payable over two years, from the PNC Foundation in support of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. The grant will help provide […]

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Pennsylvania Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget includes investments to early learning and spending plan for federal funds

July 8, 2019

  Governor Tom Wolf signed a budget last week that included the following: Increased Pre-K Counts investment: $25 million Increased investment in Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program: $5 million Increased investment in home visiting programs: $5 million Decreased state investments in Child Care Services and Child Care Assistance from fiscal year ’18-’19: -$36 million Allocation […]

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Community Services for Children welcomes Lauren Sorrentino to Board of Directors

June 28, 2019

Community Services for Children is honored to welcome Attorney Lauren Sorrentino to its Board of Directors. Sorrentino, of Allentown, is a member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and chair of its Pennsylvania Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group. Her practice covers all areas of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, […]

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CSC’s Donley Awards recognize individuals, organizations that advocate for children in Lehigh Valley

April 24, 2019

J.B. Reilly, Donald Bernhard and Communities in Schools will be honored at CSC’s annual Children’s Ball on Oct. 4 ALLENTOWN – Community Services for Children is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the Inez and Edward Donley Award for Children’s Advocacy, presented annually to individuals and organizations who have significantly improved the quality of […]

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Community Services for Children welcomes Christopher Hunt, Kim Capers to Board of Directors

April 5, 2019

Community Services for Children is honored to welcome Kim Capers and Christopher Hunt to its board of directors. Hunt is assistant vice president and dean of students at Lafayette College. Prior to assuming this role in July, he was the college’s dean of equity and inclusion, responsible for the oversight of a wide array of […]

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Air Products funds summer programming at Learning Hub – City Center

March 20, 2019

Community Services for Children (CSC) is pleased to announce it will be expanding educational programming this summer at the Learning Hub – City Center thanks to the generous commitment of Air Products to the children and families in our community. Summer Start is a partnership between CSC and WLVT/PBS39 (PBS39) to provide summer education services […]

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