Impact Stories

Coffee & Inclusion

What is the power of being employed in your community? For Matt Porter, one of Good Day Café’s most enthusiastic employees, having a job is a great new opportunity. “Working... Read More >

Art Surrounds Us

Who benefits from the availability of public art? The answer is all of us! Natalie Edwards and her six children participated in An Imagination Celebration, a program of the Bellefonte... Read More >

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,... Read More >

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... 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 >