SCCLT began a prtnership with the Penn State Law in August to place a PSU student as a non-voting member on our Board of Directors. Jeremiah Parlock is a 2nd year J.D. and part of the Leading Lawyers program here at Penn State. You can learn more about Jeremiah in his own words, below.
My name is Jeremiah Parlock, and I was born and raised in Huntington, WV. I graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in business management, constitutional democracy, and psychology. I am currently enrolled as a second-year Juris Doctor student at Penn State Law. So far, I have been fortunate to acquire practical legal experience through interning for both a private firm and for the federal judiciary. During the summer of 2020, I interned for a small labor and employment firm in Charleston, WV, Miller & Amos, and during the summer of 2021, I interned with Magistrate Judge William Arbuckle III for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania in Williamsport, PA.
I keep myself busy at Penn State Law where I am a member of the ABA National Appellate Moot Court team, serve as the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society President, Military Law Caucus Secretary, Corporate Law Society Events Chair, and as a Student Bar Association Representative. Immediately following law school, I hope to pursue a path in the JAG corps for one of the military branches (currently undecided as to which branch). I am also interested in corporate litigation and eventually working for a state or federal government as a prosecutor.
As for my personal life, I am an avid ultimate frisbee and disc golf player in my free time. Law school does not afford me much free time, but I play when I can! I am one of ten children, and ultimate frisbee is our family sport that we play annually because it is enjoyable for players of all different skill levels. I am also an Eagle Scout, so I cultivated a passion for outdoor adventuring, such as backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and skiing, among other things. It would be hard for me not to mention that I am a fan of all things Pittsburgh, especially the Steelers.
SCCLT began a prtnership with the Penn State Federal Work Study Office in August to place a PSU student whose interests and skills align with ours within our organization for the coming academic year. Please join us in welcoming Laila Hosni, and learn a bit about her in her own words, below.
My name is Laila Hosni and I study finance at Penn State University. In my free time, I enjoy wrestling with the Penn State Club Wrestling team. I decided to get involved with the SCCLT after completing my own search for a place to live in State College. With housing being the largest expense for most families, I am glad to be a part of an organization that helps first-time homebuyers by providing affordable housing.
State College, PA – Sept. 29, 2021 – Centre Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Network for Good to offer Jumpstart, an immersive yearlong fundraising capacity building program. Beginning in October, fifteen participating organizations will receive integrated tools, planning guidance, and one-on-one coaching to build their fundraising capacity, diversify revenue, and sustain and grow their programs.
“Centre Foundation is excited about the partnership with Jumpstart to work with local nonprofits in how they can strengthen their current organization and become more sustainable in the future,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director. “We are looking forward to seeing how these organizations will grow and continue to make a positive impact on the Centre County community.”
Kevin Heffelfinger, Program Officer at Network for Good, noted, “The nonprofit development landscape has shifted due to the cancellation of fundraising events, contracts, and earned revenue streams. In addition, many nonprofits have had to pivot or suspend programs while experiencing a rapid increase in demand for services—leaving them to contend with budget shortfalls and an uncertain future. With that in mind, we’re excited to partner with Centre Foundation, and together we seek to bring holistic fundraising support to the community leaders in Centre County.”
Over 3,500 nonprofits across the country have already benefited from the Jumpstart Program. On average, participants raise 27% more in net new revenue coming from individual donors, while building their organizational capacity.
“Centre Foundation’s commitment to strengthening nonprofit sustainability by investing in fundraising capacity building is critical to providing support where nonprofits need it most,” said Heffelfinger.
The nonprofits participating in the 2021 cohort of Jumpstart include:
Network for Good has spent more than 20 years leading and powering a movement among 300,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States to expand the scope of their fundraising activities and effectively raise money online. Based in Washington, DC, Network for Good has disbursed over $4 billion in donations to over 360,000 nonprofits. Through Jumpstart Capacity Building, Network for Good has embarked on a journey to help the sector by providing nonprofits with the tools, resources, and one-to-one coaching to sustainably fund their missions and create lasting impact for the communities they serve. To learn more about Jumpstart, please visit Jumpstart Fundraising.
Centre Foundation’s mission is to inspire and facilitate a culture of giving to create a vibrant community.
If you would like to learn more about this partnership, please contact Rachael Hartman, Centre Foundation’s Community Impact Director, at (814) 237-6229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCCLT Among Awardees of Centre County Commissioners “Construction and Acquisition/Rehabilitation For Sustainable Housing” (CASH) Program Funding for Long-Term Affordable Housing
Above are some phtos and renderings of the home renovations that will be completed as a result of the CASH program funding.
We had a great time, as always, talkin' about #affordablehousing at #lionbash last night. It was so great to see so many old friends and to make some new ones.
We love to see it! Sale Pending on a land trust home means a brand new first-time homebuyer was just created! We can't wait to welcome this family home in a few weeks.
If you want to become a land trust homeowner we are adding plenty more homes in the coming weeks to our rehab roster, so now is still a great time to give us a call to get started!
New Forever Home alert! We bought our 52nd house today, and are so excited to start renovations to get it ready for a new owner. Enormous thanks to this community-minded seller who called us when she was ready to sell, to ensure that this home will always remain a welcoming and affordable place for future State Collegians to call home.
Thanks also to Nittany Settlement Company and Borough of State College for making this purchase happen.
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40% of homes built in the 1980's were "starter" homes. Today it's just 7%; too few to adequately house the largest generation to age into homeownership, Millennials. But why are so few homes, & even fewer affordable ones, being built? Watch this: https://youtu.be/0Flsg_mzG-M