Community Development 2020-05-18T08:25:56-05:00

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

We believe that thriving neighborhoods include parks and physical assets that bring residents and visitors together, as well as clean, safe, and attractive commercial districts. Our community development projects build on the assets and history of our community and are led by residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in the Southside community.

Have an idea for a community project to enhance your neighborhood? 

Contact us to get involved, join a committee, propose a project, or learn more about funding opportunities for homegrown, neighborhood-based initiatives to improve the quality of life in south Bethlehem for all who live, work, and play here.

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Learn more about our current community programs funded by Southside Vision 20/20

SOUTHSIDE PROUD CAMPAIGN

Southside Proud in a campaign created for and by the community. We celebrate all that’s good about the Southside. We want to hear your story!

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POCKET PARKS

Pocket parks turn vacant lots into community gathering spaces. Visit recent projects Tranquility Park and Lopes International Park on East Fourth Street in south Bethlehem.

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 SOUTHSIDE YOUTH PROGRAMMING

LYNFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS

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SCREENWRITING AT CAMP TOUCHSTONE THEATRE

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SOUTHSIDE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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4-H GARDEN CLUB AT LYNFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER

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BASKETBALL CLINICS WITH SHOOTING STARS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY

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COMMUNITY GARDEN EXPERIENCE AT NCC

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COMMUNITY FESTIVALS & MOVIE NIGHTS

Join us to celebrate neighborhood life in our City parks. Next up: Yosko Park on July 30 & Madison Park on Sept. 7th!

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SOUTHSIDE LIGHTING MASTER PLAN

We are developing a comprehensive lighting plan to improve walkability, create a sense of community, and highlight the history and art of south Bethlehem.

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SOUTHSIDE AMBASSADORS

The Southside Ambassadors provide cleaning services to the Third and Fourth street commercial districts from Taylor to Hayes Street.

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A haven for multicultural working families”

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A place where people know us for caring about kids.

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Unique, thriving neighborhoods with their own flavor.

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A vital, creative, diverse community that welcomes and validates residents in a creative environment.

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