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Valentine Messages of Support for Survivors
This February, we invited members of our community to write Valentine messages of support to survivors. The response brought many words of admiration, encouragement, solidarity, and support. We have been able to share these messages with our clients by posting … Read more
Success of local nonprofits depends on ability to ‘come alongside’ the community
BY ANNE K. ARD August 08, 2018 10:09 AM “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr. Not-for-profit organizations and the communities they serve have a unique and reciprocal relationship. The … Read more
What type of community should we choose for ourselves?
BY ANNE K. ARD July 04, 2018 10:55 AM As we head into the July 4th holiday weekend (when July 4 is on Wednesday, I guess you can take your pick as to which of the surrounding weekends it is!), … Read more
Penn State Athletes Take Action teaches middle school students about healthy relationships
BY RUTH WILLIAMSON June 23, 2018 03:46 PM Penn State Athletes Take Action recently completed their fifth year of programming in State College Area middle schools. During the final event of the year, I was struck by a very real … Read more
What does it mean to be ‘actively and positively engaged’ as a dad?
By Anne K. Ard June 06, 2018 It is never too early to begin to think about Father’s Day — at least for me! Within the next month or so, I’ll celebrate both the birthdays and Father’s Days for my … Read more
Here’s how to have a unique dining experience while raising money for a local nonprofit
Penn State Athletes Take Action 2018
Ruth Williamson Prevention Educator Penn State Athletes Take Action recently completed year #5 in State College Area Middle Schools! During the final event of the year, I was struck by a very real and honest question asked by a … Read more
What difference can an ‘inclusion rider’ make for the rest of us?
BY ANNE K. ARD For the CDT I admit it. I love watching the Oscars. It makes no sense, really, since out of the 10 movies nominated for best picture, I’ve only seen two of them and I only knew … Read more
How to talk to kids about sexual harassment
BY RUTH WILLIAMSON DECEMBER 25, 2017 09:04 PM Recently, I was in a restaurant picking up dinner. A family with a teenage son and elementary-aged daughter were waiting in line in front of me. A TV was blaring, and the … Read more
What has changed for victims of sexual abuse?
BY ANNE K. ARD I’ve been thinking about my mother-in-law quite a bit lately. She passed away several years ago at age 93, and while I have 30 years of conversations with her that enrich my life daily, lately one … Read more