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More and more older adults are aging in poverty and isolation in our community. The Cooperative Living House 2017 #IMPACTLANCASTER Team wants to change that by piloting a cooperative living house project which will allow up to five community members to share a home. Team members include Garden Spot Village, CrossNet Ministries, area churches and other local organizations.
Caring for our planet by upcycling clothing and material into new products is increasing in popularity. But the NuLife at Nimble Thimble #IMPACTLANCASTER Challenge Team is taking upcycling to a whole new level by also caring for members of the Lancaster City community but training them in sewing and sewing machine repair - giving them new opportunities to rise above poverty. The team members are NuLife at Nimble Thimble, Millersville University and more.
Stormwater management is a growing concern in Lancaster City, as poluted runoff continues to be a threat to the health of our environment. Another growing concern is the growing gap between the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs that are available in Lancaster County and the number of qualified workers available to fill them. The #IMPACTLANCASTER Challenge STEM Rain Garden Project Team is tackling both of these issues head on by encouraging young women to explore STEM careers through building rain gardens around the City, which help to manage stormwater runoff. Team members are Junior League of Lancaster PA, Inc., LandStudies, the City of Lancaster and more.