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Slate Belt Rising Announces Scholarship Recipients
Slate Belt Rising, a program of Community Action Lehigh Valley, announced it has selected recipients for its 2021 Scholarship Program. The $500 scholarships were available to high school seniors who have been accepted at a four-year university/college, community college, technical school, or entering the workforce in a trade; as well as adults continuing their education.
This year’s Slate Belt Rising Scholarship recipients are:
- Katelyn Wilson; Katelyn, a graduate of Pen Argyl Area High School, will be furthering her education at Northampton Community College studying Accounting and Media Production.
- Alexandria Carson; Alexandria, a graduate of Bangor Area High School, will be furthering her education at the University of Tampa studying Marine Science.
- Elizabeth Minnich; Elizabeth, a graduate of Pen Argyl Area High School, will be furthering her education at East Stroudsburg University studying Early Childhood/Special Education.
- Tyler Taylor; Tyler, a graduate of Pen Argyl Area High School, will be furthering his education at King’s College studying Elementary Education.
- Jessica Zeiner; Jessica, a graduate of Pen Argyl Area High School, will be furthering her education at Pennsylvania State University studying Elementary and Special Education.
- CoraAnn Hanlein; CoraAnn, is currently a barber apprentice working at Platinum Cutz in Bangor.
As part of their commitment to engaging and helping local youth, Slate Belt Rising launched the Scholarship Program in 2019 and has provided $9,000 in funds for 15 students to date.
Slate Belt Rising congratulates their scholarship recipients and wish all recent graduates success in their future endeavors!
About Community Action
Slate Belt Rising, a program of Community Action, is a neighborhood revitalization initiative designed to integrate and capitalize on the substantial assets of the Slate Belt communities of Bangor, Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, and Portland. Community Action operates a wide range of programs designed to improve the quality of life for low-income people in the region. Those programs include the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Sixth Street Shelter, housing initiatives like homeownership counseling and foreclosure mitigation, rehab and new construction. The agency operates entrepreneurial programs that make loans and offer small business training. It also does extensive neighborhood revitalization work in downtown Allentown, south Bethlehem and the Slate Belt, ranging from façade improvements and creating pocket parks to planting trees and streetscaping. Only 32% of its budget comes from government funding, a proportion without equal among more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the nation.