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2021 PA Community Alliance Summit: “Recover, Rebuild, and Reform,” Features Lutheran Social Ministry Organizations

August 16 - August 17

The PA Community Alliance Summit, a project of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, will discuss and explore the theme: Recover, Rebuild, and Reform. What does it look like in your community to “recover?” How can we “rebuild” communities to move forward? What “reform” is needed to improve community systems? The Summit is two days of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building within diverse organizations in Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. At least two of our Lutheran social ministry partners will be participating at the event.

On Aug. 16, Toby Fraser, Manager of Community Education at Lutheran Settlement House in Philadelphia, will speak on a panel on domestic violence. He comes to this work through non-violent direct action-based activism and has been a part of the movement to end gender-based violence since losing a friend in 2008.  His work has ranged from doing workshops with youth about the roots of violence and social change to training professionals on concrete skills such as screening, safety planning and supporting survivors to direct action trainings in mostly the environmental movement.

Also on day one is a networking session featuring Gina Cincotta of KenCrest. Cincotta M. Ed. has been a teacher for 29 years in various settings.  She currently designs instructional units and activities for adults supported by KenCrest.  Gina will explain how KenCrest used technology to support people during the COVID-19 pandemic.  She will guide you through the steps to create Remote Community Services and the creation of new programs.

Learn more and register. 


Online Webinar


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology