APD Youth Programs

APD Youth Programs

The Allentown Police Youth Academy and L.I.F.E programs have been a huge success. Since 2015 the Youth Academy has graduated 130 students with a 98% retention rate. Developing strong relationships with youth are key in keeping our streets safe. Upside has committed funding to support these programs and help tell the story. The video below was captured this past summer and features interviews with actual students who have participated in the program. For more information and to learn more about APD initiatives visit https://www.allentownpa.gov/Police

 
UPSIDE SAFETY INITIATIVES

UPSIDE SAFETY INITIATIVES

Upside is committed to improving the safety of all residences and businesses in the City of Allentown as part of our effort to improve the quality of life downtown. Our goal is to partner with the Allentown police Department in addressing community crime and engage the community in these efforts. To date, Upside has contributed $241,500 to achieve this goal. For more information about APD initiatives visit https://www.allentownpa.gov/Police

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ASD LAUNCHES NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

ASD LAUNCHES NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

In the video below Thomas Parker, superintendent at Allentown School District discusses the key components of the new strategic plan for the district. To view the entire plan and give your feedback see links below. Upside Allentown supports and champions the educational needs of Center city residents through advocacy at the school district, city, county, state, and federal levels to address the current education needs. In order for Allentown to continue to grow and thrive we need the support of the entire community including parents, teachers, staff, business and community leaders. So get involved!
 
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NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN TO REPORT ON OUTCOMES OF THREE YEARS’ ACTIVITIES

NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN TO REPORT ON OUTCOMES OF THREE YEARS’ ACTIVITIES

MEDIA ALERT

What:

The media is invited to attend a press conference announcing outcomes of three years of activities and initiatives aimed at revitalizing the NIZ neighborhoods, elevating the quality of life for residents, and enhancing the experience for visitors and businesses. Upside Allentown involves almost 100 people and a comprehensive 6-year plan to guide it.  Initiatives for year four will also be shared. 

Who:

The City of Allentown, Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown and a coalition of stakeholders in the Upside Allentown initiative.

When:

Friday, September 22, at 3:30 P.M.

Where:

St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
417 N. 7th St., Allentown
Community Center located adjacent to the Sanctuary

 

Contact:

Alan L. Jennings: 610-248-9900
Margaret McConnell: 610-395-6871/484-241-6578