A Closer Look The Lehigh Valley is home to over 800 locally focused nonprofits, one of the highest concentrations in the United States. What do they do, who do they benefit, and how are they helping the Lehigh Valley community? Laurie Hackett invites area nonprofit leaders for insightful conversations about their programs, how residents can get involved, and their impact on the region.
A Closer Look

A Closer Look

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The Lehigh Valley is home to over 800 locally focused nonprofits, one of the highest concentrations in the United States. What do they do, who do they benefit, and how are they helping the Lehigh Valley community? Laurie Hackett invites area nonprofit leaders for insightful conversations about their programs, how residents can get involved, and their impact on the region.

Most Recent Episodes

The Literacy Center's Margaret McConnell and The Children's Home's Anita Paukovits | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett welcomes Margaret McConnell from The Literacy Center to take a closer look at the organization and its literacy programs, then chats with Anita Paukovits of The Children's Home of Easton about their goals for guiding, supporting, and encouraging children to believe in themselves.

The Literacy Center's Margaret McConnell and The Children's Home's Anita Paukovits | A Closer Look

Miller-Keystone's Peter Castagna and the James Lawson Freedom School's Katarah Jordan | A ...

Laurie Hackett welcomes Peter Castagna from the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to talk about the importance of donating blood for those in need, then chats with Katarah Jordan from the James Lawson Freedom School about charter school education benefits and preventing summer learning loss.

Miller-Keystone's Peter Castagna and the James Lawson Freedom School's Katarah Jordan | A ...

St. Luke's Sacred Heart's Frank Ford and Women's 5K Classic's Wendy Body | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett is back to take a closer look at area nonprofits, welcoming St. Luke's Sacred Heart Hospital's Frank Ford and Women's 5K Classic founder Wendy Body to share their stories.

St. Luke's Sacred Heart's Frank Ford and Women's 5K Classic's Wendy Body | A Closer Look

ArtsQuest's Kassie Hilgert and Wildlands Conservancy's Chris Kocher | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett is back to take a closer look at Lehigh Valley-area nonprofits, and the subjects of the arts and the outdoors, with ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert and Chris Kocher, President of the Wildlands Conservancy.

ArtsQuest's Kassie Hilgert and Wildlands Conservancy's Chris Kocher | A Closer Look

A Channel of Peace's Dan Roebuck and The Bach Choir's Leela Breithaupt | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett welcomes two great nonprofit leaders to share their organizations' stories: Bethlehem's own Dan Roebuck from A Channel of Peace and Executive Director Leela Breithaupt from the historic Bach Choir of Bethlehem.

A Channel of Peace's Dan Roebuck and The Bach Choir's Leela Breithaupt | A Closer Look

The Century Promise's Yusuf Dahl and BASD's Dr. Joseph Roy | A Closer Look

On this episode of A Closer Look, Laurie Hackett takes another dive into area nonprofits with Yusuf Dahl from The Century Promise and Dr. Joseph Roy from the Bethlehem Area School District.

The Century Promise's Yusuf Dahl and BASD's Dr. Joseph Roy | A Closer Look

Community Services for Children's Dr. Teri Haddad and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hosp...

For the first episode of A Closer Look, Laurie welcomes Dr. Teri Haddad, Vice President of Community Initiatives and Advancement at Community Services for Children and Anne Baum, recently-named President of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital to talk about their great nonprofits, and dive into who, and how, each organization helps the Lehigh Valley.

Community Services for Children's Dr. Teri Haddad and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hosp...