Local photographer and Easton residente Lillian June Robinson, assisted by Charlotte Nunes of Lafayette College Libraries, created this oral history project to document the rural-urban migration of African Americans from Cuthbert, GA, to Easton, PA.
This digital archive was created by Lafayette College with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to document the cultural, economic, and demographic changes in the Lehigh Valley since the mid-20th century.
This collection features oral history interviews with steel, textile, machining, and other industrial workers of the Lehigh Valley. Interviews were conducted in the 1990 by Richard Sharpless and Martin Desht.
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading, a safe, supportive, and empowering home for the LGBTQ+ community of Reading, Berks County, and beyond.
It creates, administers, and provides services, advocacy, and support to the Greater Reading LGBTQ+ community, including allies, with the goal that all may live a life of fulfillment, inclusion, and celebration.
Centro Hispano supports and enhances the acculturation of the Latino population in the Greater Reading area through collaborative initiatives designed to enable individuals and families to improve their quality of life and their communities.
Since 1990, the Crazy Quilters' Quilt Guild has met the first Tuesday of every month. Members range from novice to expert, and support each others' enjoyment and knowledge of the craft through meetings, and workshops. The Guild also sponsors community service projects to support local organizations.
The Northampton County Junior Conservation School was begun in 1980 as a comprehensive environmental education program for Northampton County youth. It provides leadership skills, positive attitudes, and conservation ethics through a one-week course every July.
The mission of the Delaware River Shad Fishermen's Association is to protect shad in the Delaware River and the Delaware River itself by working to keep the river free-flowing and increasing the annual runs of migratory fish.
Founded in 1910 as the Engine Co. #2 Boys Band, in 1981 it changed to the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band. The organization provides music instruction to students in grades 4 through 12, performance opportunities, and scholarships to offset membership costs.
The Berks Agricultural Resource Network (B.A.R.N.) is a non-profit organization formed in 2008 to serve the Berks County Agricultural and related food industries and rural communities. It supports economic development efforts, marketing, policy development, and education. B.A.R.N. serves as an over-arching coordinator between farm organization and advocacy groups within Berks County, working to improve the economic viability of agriculture.
The Main Street Lehigh Valley program of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce supports improvements to downtowns and urban centers through economic development and other events to enhance local quality of life
GRIP is an organization of community volunteers raising awareness about immigration issues in Berks County. GRIP aids undocumented youth and their families to continue their education and find paths to citizenship.