Lancfound Blog

Elder Storytelling- Nelson Polite Sr.

“Parents, older people in general, should be careful how they walk in life. Because these youngsters are looking for examples” -Nelson Polite, Sr.

 

The Community Foundation had the great pleasure of featuring local community leader Nelson Polite Sr. as part of our appreciation of great individuals in our midst. Mr. Polite’s own life is Read More

Our Work in Columbia

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Throughout our 90 year history, the Lancaster County Community Foundation has been investing in Columbia through funds such as the Paris H. Meyers Music Endowment Fund. However, in 2010 the Community Foundation identified Columbia, along with Lancaster City, as focus of our Long Term Creative Solutions Program, one program of our Ah-Ha Project; Creative Solutions Read More

On Mentoring

MentoringThis year, I had the opportunity to be partnered with a local high school student, Danaja, who taught me about mentoring.

I had signed up to be part of the Lancaster Chamber’s Women in Business Mentorship program. I filled out a brief survey about my interests and experiences, and asked to be partnered with a Read More

Poverty Simulation- A Chance to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

Poverty in the U.S.

We’ve all heard the adage “put yourself in someone else’s shoes.” And while we can strive to live with empathy, sometimes it is hard to imagine what it would be like to live as another person for a day, a week or a month. What is another person’s life really like? How do their family Read More