Kutztown Community Partnership is a community-driven non-profit organization dedicated to the economic revitalization and preservation of Kutztown. The Partnership serves as a liaison to build community, to forge positive relationships, and to foster cultural and economic collaboration in this historic college town. Kutztown Community Partnership envisions Kutztown as an inclusive community that welcomes all our best efforts: to get an education, to do business, and to live well at every stage of our lives.
Kutztown Community Partnership & Kutztown University
Awarded the Building Berks Award
presented by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.
The Kutztown Community Partnership and Kutztown University were honored for the Keith Haring Fitness Court with the coveted Building Berks Award, presented by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. This esteemed accolade celebrates the remarkable synergy of art, health and community unity brought to life through this groundbreaking initiative.
The Building Berks Award is a testament to the transformative power of creativity, health and collaborative community efforts embodied by the Keith Haring Fitness Court. This recognition signifies the project's exceptional contribution to the Kutztown community's well-being, fostering an environment where art, fitness and community spirit thrive together.
As of February 2023, Kutztown Community Partnership is the 4th official owner of the Strand Theater. Since 1912, the Strand Theater has stood as a pillar of our community. Kutztown Community Partnership is proud to have been granted $270,013 from the County of Berks to purchase the historic Strand Theatre. KCP would specifically like to thank County Commissioners, Christian Leinbach, Kevin Barnhardt and Michael Rivera for their support for this project. KCP also received $450,000 from The Local Shares Account- Statewide Program through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Financing Authority to reopen this cornerstone of Kutztown. Special thanks to Senator Judith Schwank for her support and dedication to the Kutztown community.
KCP will be documenting the journey of the Strand as it is prepared and renovated for reopening. Click here to explore our webpage on the Strand Theater. Discover local history you never knew, hear untold stories of the Strand's storied past, and read regularly posted blog updates to be in the know of everything coming to the Strand as KCP embarks upon this new community endeavor.
The Wall That Heals Volunteers:
As The Wall That Heals event comes to a close, Kutztown Vietnam Veterans Breakfast Club and Kutztown Community Partnership want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. Your dedication, hard work, and selfless commitment to making this event a reality have not gone unnoticed.
The truck left the park around 6:30 p.m., marking the end of a meaningful and impactful event that honored our veterans and brought our community together. It's thanks to your tireless efforts, whether it was setting up, assisting visitors, providing support, or countless other tasks, that we were able to make this event a success.
We can't emphasize enough how much your contributions mean to us and to all those who visited The Wall That Heals. Your dedication to our cause, our veterans, and our community is truly inspiring. It's because of people like you that we can come together to pay tribute, educate, and remember.
Thank you, from the bottom of our heart, for being a part of this incredible journey. Your kindness and willingness to volunteer your time and energy are deeply appreciated.
Kutztown Vietnam Breakfast Club
Kutztown Community Partnership
On behalf of Kutztown Vietnam Veterans Breakfast Club and Kutztown Community Partnership, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the generous food donations for our Wall That Heals volunteers. Your unwavering support demonstrated the true spirit of community, and we are immensely grateful for your contributions, both big and small. Together, we made a difference and honored the memory of our heroes.
We would like to thank the following businesses and community members for your partnership and support:
Kutztown Tavern, Mission BBQ, St. Paul's U.C.C. Church Kutztown, Janelle Restaurant and Catering, Saucony Cafe, Niagara Bottling, Pepperidge Farm, Unique Snacks, Clover Farms, Giant, Herr's Foods, and those community members that donated cupcakes, cookies, and breakfast sandwiches.
Let's continue to come together and make our community even stronger. Thank you once again for your incredible generosity and commitment to The Wall That Heals.
On behalf of the Kutztown Vietnam Veterans Breakfast Club and Kutztown Community Partnership, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the generous donors who supported The Wall That Heals. Your contributions have made it possible for us to honor and remember the sacrifices of our veterans and their families.
Your support has helped bring this traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Kutztown, PA, providing a place for healing, reflection, and remembrance. The Wall That Heals serves as a powerful reminder of the lives lost and the impact of the Vietnam War on our nation.
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