Poverty's Edge

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley's take on poverty, how it affects our communities, and what we're doing about it.

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26 Sep


Anti-Poverty Nonprofit Has Broad Agenda, Addressing Housing, Community Development and Helping Low-Income Find Their Voice September 26, 2019 The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley held its Annual Meeting today in downtown Allentown with a sellout crowd of 260 …...

03 Dec


On Saturday morning, our executive director, Alan Jennings, was the guest speaker at Bethlehem’s 53rd annual Community Advent Breakfast. Here are his comments, relative to the season and the state of our society. COMMUNITY ADVENT BREAKFAST Moravian Village DECEMBER 2018…...

12 Apr


CACLV’s executive director, Alan Jennings, received Communities in Schools’ Annual Community Champion of Education Award on April 6, 2018. Following are his remarks upon receipt of the award. I want to start by thanking Tim Mulligan, Ed Baldrige, Rose Craig …...

18 Sep

September is Hunger Action Month!

By Nicole Reeder, Dietetic Intern in the Nutrition Education Department at Second Harvest Food Bank Each September, Feeding America spends the month campaigning for hunger awareness.  Hunger in America is more prevalent than many realize—1 in 6 Americans to be …...

27 Aug

The’re Playing Games with the Budget

We are almost 2 months into the fiscal year and there is no sign that the legislature is going to do one of the most fundamental tasks they have as a governing body. We still do not have a budget …...

30 Oct

Personal growth through the realm of poverty

By: Delia Marrero I have grown as a person living in poverty, watching a system that creates a cycle of dependency with very few passages for escape. This system promotes stereotypes and generalizations. The conditions that are associated with poverty …...

13 Mar

Karner, Longenbach and Hailstone on LV Discourse TONIGHT!

The Lehigh Valley’s cities have become a happening.  Through an array of factors, including progressive civic and business leadership, activist mayors, young adults’ interest in cities, tax incentives, location, location and location, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are on the march.  …...

20 Feb


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:    Chris Hudock     484-893-1039   RISING TIDE LENDS $427,000 TO 10 SMALL BUSINESSES   The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund has made 10 new loans totaling $427,182 in the last year creating or retaining 94 jobs.  Of …...

20 Feb


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  NICOLE FOLINO  610-417-8956 More Than 1,000 Taxpayers Per Year Assisted, Saving Hundreds by Avoiding Commercial Preparers and Their Costly “Refund Anticipation Loans” The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley has dozens of trained volunteers waiting …...

11 Feb

U.S Representative Charlie Dent on LV Discourse Thursday

U.S. Representative Charlie Dent has catapulted to the national political stage because he has tried to bring some moderation to his caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The so-called Tea Party conservatives’ strident rhetoric and extremist tactics such as …...

09 Jan

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 …...

14 Nov


Many of us have been victimized by people who spread misinformation about us.  It is particularly frustrating when the perpetrator is actually the one violating the rules, whether they be stated or just understood.  They launch a campaign of rumors, …...

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