Great PA Cleanup Project

Dear Esteemed Members of Our Community:

 I am writing to bring to your attention two important projects that IAALV is undertaking on behalf of you.

–       PA Clean-Up Project Rescheduled.
–       IAALV Supports a Local School for National Science Olympiad.

The Team IAALV would appreciate your involvement, attention and your cooperation in disseminating and sharing this information among your inner and outer social circles.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ashim Bhowmick

IAALV – President

IAALV – Great Pennsylvania Clean Up Project

Due to lukewarm response, we had to reschedule.

New Date – Saturday, June 13 (9:00AM – 11:30AM)

(Place: Rt 33 x Wm Penn Hwy (Assemble at the Parking lot for instruction)

IAALV hopes to inspire your lukewarm response with enthusiasm this time.

– Please come forward –

Together we can make a difference and demonstrate our relevance in the Valley.

If this date for the Highway Clean up suits your schedule kindly contact Prof Balakrishna Rao (via e-mail balarao37@gmail.com or call 610-849-0002) IAALV Coordinator – Road Clean-up project at your earliest (preferably on or before June 11) so that he can then get materials from Penn DOT for our community volunteers.

 Note: PennDot has agreed to install a signage at the intersection of Rt 33 and William Penn Highway. The sign will that Indian-American Association of LV has adopted this section of the highway. IAALV plans to expand this to other parts of Lehigh Valley as this is where we have established our home and we would like to see this as the best home it can be.

Team IAALV

 

IAALV Supports Local School for National Science Olympiad!

IAALV has been facilitating and undertaking a broad range of activities to inspire and enthuse the torch bearers of tomorrow – our next generation – our youth with the intention of educating and inspiring them to lay strong foundation for the future of the globe we live in.

Consistent with this new direction, IAALV plans to support the Springhouse Middle School’s Pennsylvania State Champion Team for National Science Olympiad as it continues to show promise. The Springhouse Team was placed 11th among the top 60 teams in the Nation at the recently held national competition in Lincoln, Nebraska – they came 17th in 2014.

To encourage their continued participation and help them grow, the Springhouse team needs funds to attend out of town competitions and to attract new talents.

While fund raising from various local corporations with employee participation are currently underway, IAALV wants to join in to help a great cause.

Please help support Springhouse Science Olympiad.

Team IAALV

 

Swami Vivekananda Youth Leadership Summit

The unique event for the torch bearers of tomorrow – our youth – with the intention of educating and inspiring them to lay strong foundations for the future of the globe we live in.

For our youth to be global ready as they progress, the planned summit provides inspiration and develops leaders among them with a focus on technological & social entrepreneurship; youth empowerment along with promotion of composite world culture, and aspires to demonstrate to the youth their inherent potential.

Saturday, JUNE 20, 2015 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Hindu Temple Society, 4200 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109

STEAM+

IAALV is looking for volunteers to support the new STEAM+ (an after school project) from 3:15-5:00 PM, 3 week days for 10 weeks sessions.

Come and join the almost 50 Enthusiastic people who are involved in the local community.                                                                                                      

Dear Esteemed Members of our Community:

Team IAALV is excited to be involved with several education-related projects.

Currently, IAALV is looking for volunteers to support the new STEAM+ (an after school project) from 3:15-5:00 PM, 3 week days for 10 weeks sessions. The project details for this project along with ongoing projects are provided below.

The details are listed below –

STEAM+ – IAALV has been invited to be involved in a local project. Many local organizations are participating in the STEAM+ project conducted in three elementary schools in the ‘Allentown Promise Neighborhood’.  This is an after school activity that involves classroom support, mentoring and home-work assistance in reading & Math. This is a great opportunity for adults with flexible schedules and high school/college students. This may be a fantastic opportunity for seniors who may have retired from their profession but want to share their experience and knowledge with children.

IAALV is already involved in projects below –

Adult Education Support Program (AESP) – Many of you may be aware of this program that was launched in September 2012. The program now has 12 volunteers who tutor adults working towards their GED and provide computer skills training in MS Word and MS Excel. These sessions are for the benefit of adults at Lehigh County Community Corrections Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Lehigh County Jail. So far, this program has helped 11 adults graduate with their GED and 70 adults with computer skills training. All these sessions are held on the weekends, making it ideal for working people who want to volunteer a few hours.

Indian American Youth Group – Last year IAALV revived the youth group which now has 30 members. This group of caring young adults, under the advice and supervision of parents, has executed several projects most notably shoe drive ‘Strides for Spring’, Cook& Serve at 2nd Harvest Food Bank and collected $300 through ‘Change to Make a Change’ for Cyclone Hudhud. These youngsters are not only having fun by using their various individual talents, but they are learning some wonderful life skills.

Moreover, IAALV wants to facilitate the employment of the Adults those are tutored –

Explore Employment Opportunities – The adults that are taught through Adult Education Support Program, need much more than just education, they need employment for a better future. If you are able to offer these adults their next opportunity, we would like to talk to you.  

If any of these activities interest you, please contact educate@iaalv.org.

As Nelson Mandela said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world‘. Lehigh Valley has made great strides towards bringing change. Allentown Mayor Pawlowski and his team are doing an awesome job in Allentown. Let us all be part of this new Lehigh Valley and show ‘We care for the community we live in’.

  • Team IAALV

Live Broadcasting of Shri Narendra Modi

  Sunday Sept 28th @ 11:00 AM

COME AND JOIN US 

WATCHING LIVE: HONORABLE INDIAN PREMIER’S SPEECH
FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
– Team IAALV

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This rare and proud moment of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Madison Square Garden address to Indian Diaspora would be telecast live though Dish Network at Hindu Temple Society, 4200 Airport Road, Allentown on Sunday September 28 from 11:00AM.

Brought you by HTS and IAALV

Light snacks will be served during the telecast.

See you all!

Please disseminate this information among your family and friends

Keep PENNSYLVANIA Beautiful

LV KANNADA GROUP COMES FORWARD AND JOINS IAALV AGAIN IN
SECOND 2014 GREAT CLEAN-UP OF PENNSYLVANIA

Saturday, October 18 @ 9:00AM
Intersection of Rt 33 and Wm Penn Hwy

Dear Esteemed Members of our Community:

IAALV represents “Composite India” in the Lehigh Valley and connects with many local organizations and people. Here is a great opportunity for us to actively participate in keeping Lehigh Valley litter free.

Courtesy of Great American Cleanup of PA
Photo Courtesy of Great American Cleanup of PA

 

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO GATHER TOGETHER MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY for the Fall PA Cleaning efforts together with the LV Kannada Group’s initiative. This was a successful collaborative effort this past Spring and provides yet another great opportunity to all Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans to come together. On behalf of Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans, we have adopted the above mentioned highway intersection to be cleaned up.

“IAALV BRINGS SUBCOMMUNITIES FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OR STATES IN INDIA TO COOPERATE AND WORK TOGETHER IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY –
A PLACE WE CALL OUR HOME – IN THIS ADOPTED COUNTRY OF OURS”

Please come forward – since together we can make a difference and demonstrate our relevance in the Valley.

If this date for the Highway Clean up suits your schedule kindly call or e-mail (Phone: 610-849-0002; E-mail: balarao37@gmail.com)
Prof. Balakrishna Rao at your earliest – he can then get materials from
Penn DOT for our community volunteers.

– Team IAALV

PS: Folks – It is indeed a moment of pride for IAALV and 5000 plus Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans that we have finally adopted a Highway Intersection for clean up. A relevant signage will be posted at the intersection soon. Thank you Prof. Rao and the LV Kannada Group for coming forward and joining hands with IAALV and we hope others sub will come forward too.