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  1. WELCOME TO

  2. www.thelinkcenter.org The LINK Center “connecting communities”

  3. THE LINK CENTER • The Link Center 201 Noble Street Reading, Pa 19611 610-372-7310 • Web site: thelinkcenter.org

  4. THE LINK CENTER • Board of DirectorsPresident - Mark YorgeyVice-President - Norm Barker Treasurer - Glen Stech • Board MembersMonty WallsRon Smeal Stephanie Towles John Schlegel

  5. LEADERSHIP Executive Director, the LINK Center John and Glenna Schlegel

  6. PURSUIT OF THE VISION FOR 18TH WARD,READING, AND BEYOND Connecting Communities

  7. PURCHASE OF 201 NOBLE STREET SITE

  8. 201 NOBLE STREET

  9. ORIGIN • A RENEWED VISION FOR 18TH WARD, READING, AND BEYOND • PURCHASE OF 201 NOBLE ST SITE

  10. FOUNDATION FOR GROWING LOCAL RELATIONSHIPS • EXISTING RELATIONSHIPS • CHANGING MULTI-ETHNIC COMMUNITY • MULTIFACETED NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

  11. MISSION • The  Center exists to provide a central, safe, inviting and open gathering point for the Reading community to engage in activities that encourage relationship building while responding to recognized community needs.

  12. CORE VALUES DEPENDENCE ON GOD UNITY IN DIVERSITY INTEGRITY URGENCY SERVANTHOOD BELONGING

  13. PROGRAMS

  14. PROGRAMS SENIOR LUNCH AND EXERCISE CLASS ADULT ENGLISH AND SPANISH CLASS CHILDREN AND YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER SPORTS TEAMS AND LEAGUES BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS MARRIAGE AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS GOOD NEWS CLUB

  15. SENIOR LUNCH AND EXERCISE CLASS

  16. ADULT ENGLISH AND SPANISH CLASSES

  17. ADULT MARRIAGE AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS

  18. CHILDREN AND YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER

  19. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

  20. SPORTS TEAMS AND LEAGUES

  21. LITTLE GIANTS SUMMER PROGRAM

  22. GOOD NEWS CLUB

  23. SPECIAL EVENTS • NOBLE STREET CHRISTMAS • HOLIDAY PARADE • READING BICYCLE RACE • CHICKEN BARBECUE • AARP DRIVERS CLASS • INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALES • SPORTS CLINICS • HEALTH SCREENING • PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING • SPRING WELLNESS FAIR • FAMILY BREAKFAST

  24. NOBLE STREET CHRISTMAS

  25. READING BICYCLE RACE

  26. FACILITIES GYMNASIUM/BANQUET HALL CONFERENCE HALL OUTDOOR FIELD/PARK AREA KITCHENETTE SMALL GROUP CLASSROOM

  27. RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES • WEDDING RECEPTIONS • CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS • GROUP/ORGANIZATION MEETINGS • BANQUETS • QUINCEAÑERA • BIRTHDAY PARTIES • FIESTAS • BABY SHOWERS

  28. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES • MUSIC/CONCERT • CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN • GOLF TOURNAMENTS • AUCTIONS • SPECIAL COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

  29. HIS KIDS His Kids Preschool moved from the church basement to its new location in September of 2006. It features two large classrooms, a resource room, director’s office, child size bathrooms, and a supply room. Karen Kile is the current director. State of the art security systems ensure children’s safety, while the bright primary colors and large windows invite learning and excitement. 15 YEARS

  30. HIS KIDS IN ACTION A “Stay-n-Play” parent reading to the children His Kids children having fun learning about the circus

  31. ALLIANCES

  32. CHURCHES • CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH • HIGH POINT BAPTIST CHURCH • ZION BAPTIST CHURCH • NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH • BETHANY BILINGUAL CHURCH • La ROCA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH • INTERVARSITY • PINE GROVE CHURCH • CONESTOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

  33. OTHER AGENCIES • ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY • BERKS FOOD BANK • BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • CITY OF READING RECREATION DEPARTMENT • FROMUTH TENNIS CLINICS • MULTICULTURAL AND LITERACY INSTITUTE • BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA • HOMETEAM DEVELOPMENT • CRIME WATCH

  34. CONTACT INFO • info@thelinkcenter.org 610-372-7310 • John Schlegel, Executive Director-ext 204 Jschlegel@thelinkcenter.org • Terri Snook, Facility and Special Events Director-ext 209/ Tsnook@thelinkcenter.org • Karen Kile (His Kids)-ext 200 Kkile@thelinkcenter.org • His Kids-610-372-1962 • Fax Number-610-372-7315

  35. THANK YOU FROM