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Your Ableism and its Effects on Others

Many people living with disabilities constantly cope with it, some silently, others not so much. Ableism is an often-overlooked form of oppression that many people deem unimportant in comparison to other forms of inequality. Ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities in any way—intentional or not. I had the amazing...
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One Love Project organizing Spring Clothing Drive

The One Love Project will host its Spring Awakening Clothing Drive distribution on March 14, 2021 at 620 Center Ave from 11am to 2pm. One Love Project’s mission is to promote well-being within the LGBTQIA+ community by offering help to those in need. They collaborate with other organizations in our...
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Alvernia Launches Engineering Programs Aimed at Student Interest and Market Demand

In a press conference Monday morning in Downtown Reading, Alvernia University announced they will be offering three new Bachelor of Science degrees included in their CollegeTowne initiative. Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering will be offered starting next fall to meet student interest, local market demand, and community workforce...
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United Way Berks Kicks off Fall Fundraising Campaign with ‘Day of Caring’

Over 130 volunteers, working on 20 local projects, participated in United Way of Berks County’s ‘Day of Caring’ event. Working all day Thursday, activities include beautification, painting and playground/camp clean-up projects. A few of the days projects included grounds clean-up at Aulenbach Cemetery, organizing /painting projects at the Children’s Home...
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Museums and Cultural Organizations Receive $190K in Relief Funding

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi and State Sen. Judy Schwank announced three Berks county organizations received more than $190,000 from the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program. The program, funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is meant to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.
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Dunkin’ Awards Berks Student with $2,000 Scholarship

The Dunkin’ Community Cruiser made a stop in Berks County Thursday afternoon to honor Berks Catholic graduate Ethan Kraycik, local recipient of the eleventh annual Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program. Out of 1,500 applicants, Dunkin’ and Scholarship America selected 25 students Regionally, to receive an academic scholarship to an accredited two...
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Girls on the Run Berks Gearing up for Fall Season

Through more than 38 sites across Berks County, Girls on the Run Berks has served more than 700 girls since being locally established in 2013. Ready for a new season, GOTR has opened registration for the 2020 Fall season at https://www.gotrberks.org. Teams are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and...