Reading to host 2021 Pa. Latino Convention

Reading to host 2021 Pa. Latino Convention

(Source: PA Latino Convention) The 2021 Pennsylvania Latino Convention will take place in at the DoubleTree hotel in Reading on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 30. This will be...
On World Refugee Day, let’s stand in solidarity with the world’s displaced peoples

On World Refugee Day, let’s stand in solidarity with the world’s displaced peoples

(Source: UNHCR) Sunday is the 20th annual World Refugee Day, a day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. Thursday night, during Church World Service Lancaster's Stronger...
Juneteenth reflections: Cheryl D. Holland-Jones

Juneteenth reflections: Cheryl D. Holland-Jones

Cheryl Holland-Jones (Source: Provided) Juneteenth: "From The Frontlines To Delayed Benefits" Historically, African-Americans have been deprived of information which would ultimately propel them to new levels. In many instances, we...
Juneteenth reflections: Leroy Hopkins

Juneteenth reflections: Leroy Hopkins

Leroy Hopkins (Source: Provided) In my youth, the Crispus Attucks Community Center, where my mother was an assistant cook and I attended daycare and the hot lunch project, offered an...
Juneteenth reflections: Nelson M. Polite Jr.

Juneteenth reflections: Nelson M. Polite Jr.

Nelson Polite Jr. (Source: Provided) Juneteenth's meaning When I think of Juneteenth I am reminded of the American Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, effective Jan....
Juneteenth reflections: Ismail Smith-Wade-El

Juneteenth reflections: Ismail Smith-Wade-El

Ismail Smith-Wade-El (Source: Provided) Juneteenth, to me, is the most American holiday. July 4 is an incomplete independence day, though they all are, really. Every day that we celebrate a...
CWS Lancaster to host World Refugee Day events (video)

CWS Lancaster to host World Refugee Day events (video)

(Source: CWS Lancaster) Church World Service Lancaster is honoring the 20th annual World Refugee Day with a virtual community gathering and an in-person concert. The virtual gathering, "Stronger Together," is...
Black Artist Waystation: Read the featured artists’ personal statements

Black Artist Waystation: Read the featured artists’ personal statements

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) YWCA Lancaster is premiering its Black Artist Waystation this weekend as part of the Lancaster community's recognition of Juneteenth. The project is a first of its kind...
Lancaster NAACP to host Juneteenth vigil, more

Lancaster NAACP to host Juneteenth vigil, more

(Source: NAACP Lancaster) The Lancaster chapter of the NAACP, in partnership with numerous community organizations, has planned a full slate of events to mark Juneteenth this Saturday. The day will...
Certified medical assistant Roselinn Colon-Zayas administers the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to Jessica Abino-Santiago at Union Community Care's 802 New Holland Ave. office  on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Source: Union Community Care)

United Way of Lancaster County seeks nonprofits to help overcome vaccine hesitancy

Certified medical assistant Roselinn Colon-Zayas administers the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to Jessica Abino-Santiago at Union Community Care's 802 New Holland Ave. office on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Source: Union Community...
YWCA Lancaster announces Black Artist Waystation Juneteenth events

YWCA Lancaster announces Black Artist Waystation Juneteenth events

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) YWCA Lancaster's "Black Artist Waystation" project has announced its Juneteenth presentations. Four "Exemplar" artists were selected from 28 nominees, with each receiving $500 honorariums, the organization said....
‘We can do better’: Forum considers health equity (video)

‘We can do better’: Forum considers health equity (video)

Panelists discuss health equity in Lancaster during a Zoom forum on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Top row: Moderator Susan Baldrige, Dr. Sharee Livingston, Beth Riley. Bottom row: Dr. Cherise Hamblin,...
Decades supporting United Way via Covid-19 vaccination stickers

Decades supporting United Way via Covid-19 vaccination stickers

(Source: Decades) The Decades entertainment venue is supporting the United Way of Lancaster County's efforts to help individuals and families in need. (Source: Decades) Decades is...
Crispus Attucks to debut video series, art workshops for Juneteenth

Crispus Attucks to debut video series, art workshops for Juneteenth

(Source: CAP Lancaster) Crispus Attucks Community Center will be hosting several events in honor of Juneteenth, the day that marks the official end of slavery in the United States, starting...
Disability activist to conclude Tenfold’s series on housing policy

Disability activist to conclude Tenfold’s series on housing policy

Allie Cannington (Source: thekelsey.org) The third and final speaker in Tenfold's online series, "Housing Access and Affordability," is an advocate for housing policy that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Allie Cannington...
Volunteer tutors sought for ZTutors summer session

Volunteer tutors sought for ZTutors summer session

(Source: ZTutors) The ZTutors intergenerational tutoring program is seeking volunteers for its summer session. ZTutors is an initiative launched by Age-Friendly Lancaster City in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When...
Rafiki Africa, End Child Marriages to host “Girls Talk”

Rafiki Africa, End Child Marriages to host “Girls Talk”

(Source: Rafiki Africia) Rafiki Africa and End Child Marriages will be co-hosting a three-part, virtual health series for girls starting Tuesday, June 8. "Girls Talk" is a free discussion series...
Lancaster ‘Thrive to Five’ director receives national Head Start award

Lancaster ‘Thrive to Five’ director receives national Head Start award

Stacy Lewis, Director of the Thrive to 5 program at Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The director of Lancaster County's "Thrive to Five" program, formerly...