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Friends of Historic Colonel Hooper House Assembles To Save Easton’s Oldest Home

December 15, 2023 |

At the corner of 5th and Northampton streets in Easton, PA stands the city’s oldest residence: the Colonel Hooper House. Despite carrying historical significance that dates back to the 18th century—American Revolutionary War Colonel Robert Lettis Hooper Jr. once lived there—the building has been unoccupied for decades and is succumbing…

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Inspire Her Nurtures Change in Menstrual Health Across Ghana

December 11, 2023 |

Sandra Boakye felt the need for change in menstrual health and education after engaging with the young girls in the Ghana Adolescent Health Project in 2015. She witnessed their struggles, and the lack of knowledge on adolescent development, especially concerning reproductive health, inspired her to take action. This lack of…

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When Lightning Strikes: Transforming Perception of Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings

December 7, 2023 |

A Spontaneous Spiritual Awakening (SSA) is defined as a “subjective experience characterized by a sudden sense of direct contact, union, or complete non-dual merging (experience of oneness) with a perceived ultimate reality, the universe, ‘God,’ or the Divine,” according to research psychologist Jessica Cornielle at the University of Greenwich. Despite…

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BASD Proud Parents Educate Parents On School Issues

November 15, 2023 |

Greg Venneman started Bethlehem Area School District Proud Parents in 2010 because he was inspired by Pennsylvania Education Voters and similar groups who work towards increasing public school state funding. “…a lack of state education funding not only impacts the quality of the education students receive, it also causes the…

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My Food Rescue Lehigh Valley: Fighting Hunger and Climate Change, One Meal at a Time

November 13, 2023 |

In the heart of the Lehigh Valley, a new initiative is taking root, one that is set to change the way we think about food, hunger, and our environment. Meet My Food Rescue Lehigh Valley, a program with a two-pronged mission: to alleviate hunger and reduce critical carbon emissions by…

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Hope And Coffee Coatesville Will Provide Resources & Community To Those In Recovery

November 6, 2023 |

Coatsville, Pennsylvania currently doesn’t have any coffee shops, and most of the places to hang out in the evenings are bars or serve alcohol. For those in recovery and those who want a family-friendly atmosphere, there really aren’t many locations in the city that fit the bill. Vicki Marsh wants…

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The Crohn’s Care Alliance Raises Awareness and Funding for Crohn’s Disease

October 21, 2023 |

Crohn’s disease, a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is estimated to affect more than half a million people in the United States, and millions more worldwide—with the number of diagnosed cases increasing over time.* Characterized as a chronic disease, Crohn’s is lifelong and there is currently no cure. …

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ReadingMatters Ethiopia Brings Story To Ethiopian Children

October 13, 2023 |

Sara Arnold was on holiday in Ethiopia when she visited a small village outside of Gondar. She had a copy of her book, “The Big Buna Bash,” which is a fictional children’s story about the Ethiopian traditional buna coffee ceremony. “Although they couldn’t read it,” says Arnold, “they were so…

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Empowering Hope: M.I.R.A. Resources’ Journey of Impact Continues with HSI

October 4, 2023 |

In the heart of the Lehigh Valley, an organization is making waves, bridging the gap between newcomers seeking refuge and opportunities and the resources that can change lives. Meet M.I.R.A. Resources, a dedicated team committed to empowering migrant, immigrant, refugee, and asylee families who now call the Lehigh Valley their…

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Latinos ARE Helps Students Work In State Government

September 28, 2023 |

Although almost 20% of the country’s population is Latino, which is the largest minority in the United States, there is an under-representation in federal, state, and local governments. In fact, 25% of Americans under the age of 18 are Latino, and the ethnicity is also 1.7x more likely to be…

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