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Participation and Sponsorship Opportunities: Wilson Area Communities That Care Coalition’s Touch a Truck Event and Community Resource Fair

Our goal is to make this a free and fun family event that builds community and gets vital resources into the hands of Wilson Area families.  Ways to be involved in the Wilson Area CTC’s Touch a Truck Event and Community Resource Fair Join our planning committee Sponsor food, drinks, or entertainment (see sponsorship levels below) Have a resource table at our event Bring a truck or other vehicle Donate backpacks or school supplies Donate door prizes Volunteer at the…

LINCS Board Chair Accepts Iron Pigs Donation at Recent Game

LINCS Family Center Board Chair, George Washburn, accepted the Iron Pigs Charities donation at the game on May 22. The $2,000 grant will be utilized to partially fund the LINCS Summer Playground program for Wilson Area School District students. The free four week program provides a safe place for elementary and early secondary students to learn, play, and have fun. Thank you to the #IronPigs for once again supporting the program!

LINCS Summer Playground Registration is now Open! 

This year, we are once again running our elementary program at Wilson Borough Elementary for Avona and WBES students entering 1st through 4th Grade. We are also operating a new program at Wilson Area Intermediate School for district students entering 5th and 6th grade. Please use the link below or the QR code on the flyer to complete online registration for the appropriate program for your child’s age. The registration deadline is 5/31/24. Email LINCS@wilsonareasd.org or leave a message at 484-373-6200 with any…

Join the Wilson Area CTC Community Walk!

The Wilson Area Communities That Care Coalition will be leading a Community Walk through Meuser Park and along South 22nd Street in Wilson Borough. Participants will envision how to activate underutilized spaces and hear from partners who seek to strengthen community and promote pro-social behaviors. Stops along the route will highlight the intersection of pedestrian safety, youth engagement, education, and community development. Saturday, June 8 at 10am Meet at Meuser Park by the parking lot & basketball courts *Rain Date…

Wilson Area CTC Receives Prestigious Award!

We are thrilled to share that our coalition was celebrated yesterday at the prestigious Love and Light Tour Honoree Recognition Ceremony in Philadelphia! The Wilson Area Communities That Care Coalition was proudly selected as one of the esteemed honorees by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, among just 10 remarkable organizations in the region. During the ceremony, Jacqueline C. Romero, U.S. Attorney, graciously acknowledged our coalition’s impactful endeavors, particularly highlighting our partnership with her staff to assemble weekend…

LINCS Center Now Recruiting Summer Playground Student Volunteers

This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to gain experience and employment references while having fun! If you are interested in becoming a student volunteer to work with elementary or intermediate-aged students at the 2024 Summer Playground, send an email to tjohnsonbrady@@wilsonareasd.org or leave a message at 484-373-6200 by Friday, May 17. The Wilson Area LINCS Summer Playground is a four week recreational program for Wilson students that offers a safe environment for play, exercise, and building social skills….

Wilson Area Communities That Care Coalition Presents Community Action Plan to VIP Audience

On Wednesday, March 20, over two years of capacity building, board and key leader development, data and resource assessments, and programming research came to fruition with the presentation of the Wilson Area Communities That Care Community Action Plan presentation to an executive audience at St. Luke’s Hospital Easton Campus. Lamont McCLure, Northampton County Executive, started off the program off with a special message, followed by Linda Grass, President of St. Luke’s Hospital Easton Campus with a welcome. Representatives from Valley…

Free Narcan Training at LINCS

The Wilson Area Communities That Care Coalition is hosting a Narcan training at LINCS Family Center on May 15 at 6 p.m. Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Division will provide the training as part of the County’s Fentanyl Awareness campaign, Fake is Real. Those interested in the training should RSVP with Gretchen Hill at ghill@norcopa.gov. For more information on Northampton County’s Fake is Real campaign, please visit fakeisreal.org. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2023/03/northampton-county-offering-free-narcan-training-to-the-public.html

Garden Volunteers Needed!

LINCS is starting a garden committee to oversee the management of our garden and coordinate care outside of school time. Meetings will take place approximately 1 time a month from March to October to coordinate clean up days, planting days, watering schedules, and harvests. NO garden experience necessary! Email LINCS@wilsonareasd.org for more information or to be added to the meeting email list.

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