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Children’s Services Advocate Jane Ervin to Speak at Moravian

Community Leaders Series at Moravian resumes with September 23 program

Bethlehem, Pa., September 16, 2010—Moravian College’s Community Leaders Series resumes with a talk by Jane Ervin, president and CEO of Community Services for Children. Ervin will speak on September 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the UBC Room of the Haupert Union Building The series features discussions with individuals from the Lehigh Valley who lead efforts to meet the educational, health care, housing, nutrition and security needs of individuals and families within our regional community. The talks are open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Community Services for Children is an organization dedicated to marshalling public and private resources to prepare children and their families to succeed in learning and in life. CSC is a large non-profit organization that provides high quality early childhood education to low income children ages 0-5 with the goal of having them ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.

Ervin has also served as Lehigh County Executive from 1996 to 2005. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Steering Committee for the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Youth Success Zone.

“These conversations are intended to raise awareness of the nature of such problems in the region and provide insight into the personal motivations, commitments, and experiences of individuals whose careers are dedicated to addressing these needs,” said John Reynolds, professor of political science at Moravian, who helped organize the series. Support for the Conversations with Community Leader Series is provided by the Political Science Department, the Leadership Center, and the Community Service Office and the Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley. Hound Exchange points will be available at each event.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880 at least one week prior to visiting Moravian. Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.