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Autism Society of Berks County

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The Autism Society of Berks County is a registered chapter of the Autism Society of America. We promote the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.More Information

Council on Chemical Abuse

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The Council On Chemical Abuse (COCA) is the single County Authority (SCA) for Berks County and in that capacity, is responsible for the planning, implementing, and evaluating Berks County's drug and alcohol services supported by public funding. The purpose of this podcast is to offer a general understanding of drug and alcohol services provided by or through the Council On Chemical Abuse (all such services are evidenced based or best practice).More Information

Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

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We are so happy that you are interested in all the exciting things to see and do in Greater Reading, Berks County. There’s so much happening that you are bound to have a great time! Take A Ride where the only horns blaring are from the sounds of cool jazz. Or, let your imagination drive your enthusiasm at one of our 30 museums. Cruise our country roads where festivals, wineries and Pennsylvania Dutch heritage surround you. Travel at your own pace while enjoying art, shopping – antiques, outlets and more. We have created Go Greater Reading Podcasts so we can share the stories of what Reading has to offer to you! Make sure you subscribe to us in iTunes! Whether you're here on business or pleasure, you will find something to rev up your engine in Greater Reading. We can’t wait to see you!More Information

Reading Public Library

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The Reading Public Library has multiple locations and a VIRTUAL BRANCH that is always OPEN You can access our information and entertainment 24/7. We’re much more than a book connection. There is always something happening. Check out all the New Events and Classes on our home page. Reading Public Library is a People Connection for the community. Join for free. Donate for value. It’s easy just click the Big Green DONATE BUTTON on the home page!More Information

Ringgold Band

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The historic Ringgold Band is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. Formed in 1852 amid the rolling hills and farms of Berks County, Pa., we continue a longstanding tradition of fine musical entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania.More Information

Safe Berks

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SAFE Berks provides a safe haven and ongoing support system for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our advocacy and education programs increase awareness and promote the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and all forms of oppression. Our vision is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in Berks County.More Information

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

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The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance is the largest business organization in the region and serves as a catalyst for economic growth. We are here to help both small and large businesses. We do this by:

  • Building networks, not just networking! Building networks offers you and your employees access to potential customers, vendors and advisors.
  • Advocating to help shape a pro-business public policy. Our efforts are focused on the Small Business view of issues that impact your business investment.
  • Empowering your growth by providing the resources to help the operations of your business.
As a member of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, you are part of a group of 1,500 reputable businesses from a diverse range of industries. Like most communities, they are predominantly small businesses. “Businesses not only create the economic vibrancy of a region, but they also create the “vibe” of a community. Through the Chamber, the innovation, creativity, and influence of the business community is harnessed to shape the community’s culture and our direction.” – Scott Gruber, President/CEO, Tompkins VIST Bank, Chairman of the Board, Greater Reading Chamber AllianceMore Information

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading

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CenterLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities. Serving over 200 LGBT community centers across the country in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, and Australia, CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services. Our efforts are based on the belief that LGBT community centers are primary change agents in the national movement working toward the liberation and empowerment of LGBT people.More Information

The Literary Council of Reading-Berks

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We provide services that increase the level of adult literacy in Berks County. Our Vision is to close the book on illiteracy. Our Values:

  • Respect for all
  • Empower volunteers and staff to provide quality service
  • Assist the community by providing a spectrum of literacy services
  • Develop curriculum and services to respond to the changing literacy needs of the community
  • Implement innovative technology and techniques
  • Network to identify resources and partnerships
  • Guide all participants in achieving their goal
We invite you to listen to our podcasts as we share our stories about what happens when people are given the power to READ!More Information

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