Bethlehem, PA - March 24, 2021 -StoryCorps
, the notable nonprofit working to preserve and share humanity's stories, prompted local conversations about race, education and opportunity in partnership with Lehigh Valley Reads
. Recorded at the height of the pandemic, these conversations shed light on values that bring people together.
Lehigh Valley Reads has been working alongside Together For Students
, which leverages the strengths of Communities In Schools, the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Coalition for Community Schools, StriveTogether, and is funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In total, four cities – Lehigh Valley, PA; Chicago, IL; Dayton, OH; and Memphis, TN – participated.
“This entire experience with Together For Students has been transformational. By harnessing the power of storytelling, this series illustrates the exponential impact of positive relationships. We hope that it empowers students and families to join us as we build school communities where every child belongs and every child thrives,” added Jill Pereira, Vice President of Education and Impact, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
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