poverty

The Sixth Street Shelter Celebrates Families With Free Games, Food and Fun

  ALLENTOWN – The Sixth Street Shelter, a program of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a day of FREE family fun from 12-to-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, on the entire…
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Allentown, community action, Events, homelessness, poverty, sixth street shelter

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At a press conference in support of the minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour, CACLV Executive Director Alan Jennings offered the following comments:

It feels like I’ve been here before. Actually, I know I’ve been here before. In fact, I am getting tired of having to make the argument that public policy should be used to regulate a market that is cruel when…
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Allentown, Bethlehem, community action, Easton, economic crisis, legislation, poverty, Uncategorized

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Representatives Mackenzie and Schlossberg on LV Discourse

Pennsylvania Representatives Ryan Mackenzie and Mike Schlossberg are finishing their rookie years as legislators.  These two talented, smart, hard-working twenty-somethings are rare among partisans these days: they get along, they work together, and they want to get something accomplished.  Representatives…
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Allentown, Bethlehem, community action, Easton, legislation, Lehigh Valley Discourse, local government, politics, poverty

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2013 Annual Meeting – Alan Jennings’ Speech

On October 2, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley held its Annual Meeting, with 200 people in attendance. The agency boasted its 2012-13 accomplishments, introduced four people whose lives were touched by our work, showed a video produced…
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Allentown, Bethlehem, community action, Easton, economic crisis, Events, homelessness, hunger, legislation, local government, media coverage, mortgage foreclosure, politics, poverty, Second Harvest Food Bank, small business, unemployment