Impact Stories

No Place Like Home

If you visited your doctor recently, you may have been given an unusual prescription – for going outside. That is because spending time outside is just plain good for you, from helping you shed a few extra pounds, to strengthening your heart, or warding off depression, says Deb Nardone, Executive...
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Whether you are in waders or on the bank, the view downstream is always mesmerizing.

Backpacking Adventures

Frank and Diane Elliott are passionate about giving children a loving home. The State College couple has nine kids, many of whom are adopted or have special needs. During the... Read More >

Providing Peace of Mind

Gloria*, from Philipsburg, knew she needed help with her finances.“I couldn’t manage my own money,” she says. “When I would get money, I would spend it.” She was referred to... Read More >

They Walk Among Us

Dewey, Hanna, Fluffy, and Donna. Those are the names of Pat and Rick Ellenberger’s quartet of dogs, all of which they adopted from Centre County PAWS. “All of these four-legged... Read More >

The Dividends of a Diploma

The life of artist, PhD candidate and mother of four Leslie Sotomayor is hectic. “I need to fit everything I need to do in my day between 8:30 am and... Read More >