Congressman Keller introduces bill requiring sponsors of unaccompanied alien children to be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents


Says Biden’s border policies have left UACs vulnerable to exploitation, human trafficking

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) introduced the Safe Sponsor Act which would ensure unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are placed only with U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are vetted and capable of providing necessary care. Original co-sponsors of the Safe Sponsor Act include Representatives Nancy Mace (SC-01), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Randy Weber (TX-14), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01).

Under the current system, while potential sponsors must undergo background checks and complete a sponsor assessment process, sponsors are not required to be permanent legal residents or US citizens. As these individuals are often less documented than their counterparts with either permanent resident or US citizenship status, this oversight leaves a potentially dangerous gap in sponsors’ vetting process and provides a loophole exploitable by human traffickers.

Congressman Keller told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview that the Safe Sponsor Act is a response to the Biden administration’s failed border policies that have put unaccompanied minors at greater risk of falling victim to human trafficking. Here are some excerpts from the story:  

Mr. Keller said the Biden administration doesn’t do a good enough job checking out sponsors who come to claim the Unaccompanied Alien Children, or UACs, from government custody, and some of them are putting the kids into abusive situations.

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His legislation comes amid a record-shattering surge of UACs.

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At one point HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement had more than 22,000 children in its custody, most of them stashed in makeshift camps that critics said were filthy, spread disease and left kids traumatized.

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Seeking to rush kids out of those conditions, the Biden administration last year weakened the background check process for sponsors, making it easier for people to come and collect children.

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Many of the sponsors are in the country illegally themselves, and there are documented cases of UACs being placed with sponsors who beat them or force them into child labor.

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“Once these children are here, we need to know what’s happening to them. And the information right from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security are showing us that they have no control over it,” [Keller said].

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Read the full story here.

On the introduction of the Safe Sponsor ActCongressman Keller made the following statement:

“Unaccompanied alien children, at no fault of their own, have been thrust into a dangerous situation at the southern border that has left them vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers, cartels, and violent criminals. Current Biden administration policy doesn’t require sponsors of these children to be legal residents or U.S. citizens. That’s totally unacceptable and leaves a dangerous gap in the government’s vetting process. Month after month, we have seen the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border worsen. The Safe Sponsor Act is a necessary step to ensure that these children are shielded from bad actors and given the proper care.”

Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC-11):

“Weak immigration policies and emboldened cartels under the Biden administration have placed innocent children in grave danger of human trafficking. It’s essential that Congress ensure unaccompanied alien children are placed with vetted, trustworthy sponsors. I’m proud to cosponsor Congressman Keller’s Safe Sponsor Act and call on congress to act now; let’s take this vital step in protecting potential victims of human trafficking.”

 

Bill text on the Safe Sponsor Act can be found here.

 

Background:

After being apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), UACs are placed into the care and jurisdiction of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ORR is then tasked with placing “an unaccompanied child in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interests of the child”; many UACs are released into the custody of sponsors, oftentimes a close relative. HHS reported that DHS referred to ORR 122,731 UACs in FY2021 alone.

Congressman Keller statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address:

“President Biden’s State of the Union address was more of the same hypocrisy that has characterized his administration since day one. The president campaigned as a unifier, but his speech was anything but. The reality is, the Biden administration and Washington Democrats’ weak leadership has put America last.

“Biden’s assault on American energy, totalitarian vaccine mandates, and big government spending have deepened our divisions. The American people know that this path is not sustainable because they are the ones who are working every day and driving our economy forward despite having the odds stacked against them by this administration.

“Americans are facing record-high inflation for necessities like gas and groceries, businesses cannot find workers, and illegal aliens and illicit drugs are flowing across our southern border undeterred. Instead of the Biden administration doubling down on policies that are failing American families, we must work to put America first, reassert our strength at home and abroad, restore our God-given freedoms, and renew the American dream.”

OPINION: Not debatable, Mayor Slaughter is incapable of answering any questions

The following is an opinion editorial authored by Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com, News@TalkWilliamsport.com.
When current Mayor Derek Slaughter was running for his current office while serving as a city councilman; he was invited to participate in the only Mayoral candidate debate that elections cycle.
It was to be part of a City and County series at Lycoming College.
Four of five Lycoming County Commissioner candidates participated in the Commissioner debate which was characterized as “the best debate this area has ever had.”
The brain trust of the local Democrat party made demands of having the topics provided prior to the debate.
That request was flatly denied by the moderator (this author); based upon the premise of local elected officials and specifically Mayors are not given notice when crisis events are going to occur.
The debate would have been a tremendous opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their ability to think on their feet and respond in real time to a real world scenario question.
Then candidate Slaughter was coming to the debate – until he wasn’t.
Candidate Slaughter in his own words on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:39 AM,  Derek Slaughter
<slaughterforwilliamsport@gmail.com>
Todd Bartley
 Krista Storm <kristastorm@yahoo.com>;  Morgan Allyn <mudallyn@gmail.com>

Todd,

We need a few more details surrounding the debate. I know it is tentatively scheduled on October 15 from 7-9.
We need to confirm this date, time and a location.
Have you spoken with Lycoming yet?
Is anyone from Lycoming sponsoring the debate?
Also, we need a group email, including the Beiter campaign, so we can confirm all of these details.
We would ask that you provide a general format of the debate structure including topics.
We do not necessarily need specific questions, but we would ask that you provide the topic areas from which the questions will be asked. 
Thanks,
Derek”
Why did then candidate Slaughter want the topics prior to the debate?
Was he concerned about being asked about his time in the Williamsport Area School District; and what if any knowledge he had of the video depicting an indecent sexual assault on a student during the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?
Per the request of candidate Slaughter the following was provided to both campaigns on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:45 PM
Derek Slaughter <slaughterforwilliamsport@gmail.com>; mike zicolello <mike@REDCATED.com>
Krista Storm <kristastorm@yahoo.com>; Morgan Allyn <mudallyn@gmail.com>
Folks:
It is my understanding that both candidates have confirmed attendance for this event. Both have asked for and are now being provided the general outline of the evening.
Looking froward to a great night in discussing the visions for the City of Williamsport.
Here are the details on the upcoming Mayoral Debate on October 15 from 7-9pm
Lycoming College, Krapf Gateway Center, Trogner Presentation Room   
Simulcast Live on News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS
Live Video Stream on NorthCentralPA.com
Parking: In front of building; overflow across the street at Mass Communications Building 
Media will have access at the event and interviews and camera positions can be worked out in the next few weeks. Student participation will most likely be in attendance and (if agreed upon) a student from each party represented could introduce a candidate. Similar to Penn College event.
The proposed format is outlined below with topics and questions directly relating to the challenges facing the City of Williamsport and the responsibilities of the Office of the Mayor.
That is as far as I will be going in providing advance topics and questions for this debate. As I did in the Republican Primary Commissioner Debate; questions were thought out and specific statistical details to react to were provided within the questions asked.
With that as the backdrop, the proposed format is as follows: (times are approximate)
700-703 pm – Welcome, Introductions, Anthem, Pledge
703-705 pm – Opening Statement from each candidate (roughly 1-min in length for each)
Opposite Order of Penn College Debate
705-745 pm – First 5 rounds of topics, questions and answers (rebuttals as requested)
Each round should last around 8 minutes (discretion of moderator)
745-800 pm – Intermission (could be 10 minutes instead of 15 if we need extra time on the first 5 rounds)
800-840 pm – Last 5 rounds of topics, questions and answers (rebuttals as requested)
Each round should last around 8 minutes (discretion of moderator)
840-845 pm – Closing Statement from each candidate (roughly 1-min in length for each)
Opposite Order of Penn College Debate
845-846 pm – Moderator Closing Remarks and Thank You to parties involved
Talk Soon

Todd Bartley”

So abiding with the request of then candidate Slaughter with the exception of “topics”; it was a bit of surprise to receive an email from him on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 2:49 PM: 

Todd Bartley
mike zicolello <mike@REDCATED.com>;

Krista Storm <kristastorm@yahoo.com>; Morgan Allyn <mudallyn@gmail.com>
All,
At this point, we have prior commitments and therefore cannot attend this event.
We respectfully decline this invite. 
Derek
Slaughter ran on a campaign of Transparency, Efficiency and Accountability.
Mayor Slaughter, an invitation still stands for a sit-down interview to cover any number of “topics” facing your administration.
If there were “prior commitments”; why was an alternate date not suggested by then candidate Slaughter?
In closing, will you take exception when your successor blames you and your administration for the colossal disaster you are leaving them to deal with?

OP-ED: Since Mayor Slaughter has no plan for location of city government – here’s an idea

The following is an opinion editorial authored by Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com, News@TalkWilliamsport.com.

While he was a councilman, Derek Slaughter asked a now infamous question during a city council meeting to Bill Nichols, then city finance director and manager of River Valley Transit “where are the numbers?”

At which point, Nichols replied, “sounds like a platform to me.”

Echoing the same refrain four years later; now as Mayor, Slaughter still cannot come up with the numbers.

When asked by city council what the current financial state of the city is, Slaughter answered, “with the audits still going on we don’t know what funds are there and what funds are not, we just don’t know.” 

Now, Mayor Slaughter has had to close City Hall after the codes department condemned the building.

So if Mayor Slaughter has no idea what the numbers are or where the numbers come from; is it any wonder city departments are scattered throughout the City of Williamsport under multiple leases with any number of landlords?

HE HAS NO PLAN!

In fact, there was never a plan.

After City Hall closed, City Council asked months ago for Mayor Slaughter to provide them with a plan on costs to repair and/or renovate the building.

To date, Mayor Slaughter has yet to provide the plan.

On reason, belief and the actions of Mayor Slaughter; there is never going to be a plan – since he has no intention of ever going back to City Hall.

How is that conclusion drawn?

During a mayoral candidate forum years back Slaughter was asked about staying or leaving city hall; (paraphrase) “there is no reason to put anymore money into that building.”

In the early days of him taking office as Mayor he was invited to tour any number of buildings owned by Lycoming County; as the county looked at reducing its footprint and realizing more economies of scale with a shrinking population.

Slaughter toured Executive Plaza (current home of numerous Lycoming County Offices), as well as Third Street Plaza (TSP) most notably the home of Lycoming County Voter Services and the Lycoming County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Lycoming County and the City of Williamsport have an agreement in place to swap nearly equal sized parcels in order for the county to be able to more easily sell Executive Plaza.

The real estate closing has yet to take place and according to those close to the transaction – “it is puzzling why this deal has not closed yet.”

Based on a pre-covid-19 study done by local government officials the needed office space to accommodate the entire City of Williamsport government would be 10,000 square feet or less.

That number did not include the Williamsport Bureau of Police.

So here is the plan after Mayor Slaughter wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on a handicap ramp to nowhere in front of City Hall.

Slaughter and his administration are most likely facing a ruling from Federal Judge Brann in favor of the Center for Independent Living; finding the City of Williamsport in contempt of a court order since City Hall remains closed.

 

Third Street Plaza is already ADA compliant.

The City of Williamsport should enter into an inter-governmental lease agreement with Lycoming County for 10,000 square feet or less of space on the 4th Floor of Third Street Plaza.

This amount of space is less than half the available space on the 4th floor. The remaining space on the 4th floor could be leased by the Williamsport Bureau of Police as offices and records storage.

The space is move-in ready as of April 1, 2022.

The 4th floor is accessible via elevator and could easily be secured since the Williamsport Bureau of Police could also locate on the first floor of the building with a security office or on-duty desk in the former bank location.

A portion of the bank space could be sectioned off for the City finance department and possibly co-locate with Lycoming County central collections department and make use of the drive-thru for citizens to pay taxes and fines.

This would cut down on the foot traffic into the courthouse.

With the Third Street Parking Deck steps away, the City Police Department could have its vehicles in a controlled environment with video surveillance as well.

The TSP and Third Street Parking Deck locations potentially provide even quicker response times for the Bureau of Police.

If Lycoming County also moved the Commissioners Offices and public meeting room into Third Street Plaza; multiple public meeting rooms could be wired for live video streaming; creating tremendous leverage for both County and City governments.

City Council would be able to have working committee meetings and simultaneously the County Commissioners could hold their public meetings as well.

As an example, in case of a flooding event; the gathered leadership can easily meet in the EOC and then come to the public meeting rooms and deliver real time information to the public.

This was first suggested by this author nearly a decade ago related to the launch of local government and education channel 75.

If the City of Williamsport is unwilling to spend between $6 million and $20 million dollars to bring City Hall to code; it would take a minimum of 6 years to hit that number by leasing space in Third Street Plaza.

As Covid-19 demonstrated with all of the remote meetings; government entities are shrinking their footprints.

The synergies that can be realized with a move like this are tremendous; instead of having multiple departments in separate buildings and multiple leases, this plan eliminates that need and consolidates the functions of city government.

Going forward, as the closing on the existing deal for Executive Plaza and the City of Williamsport whole of government moves into Third Street Plaza, all I ask is attribution to this article when it occurs.

Even college professors understand lack of attribution and plagiarism are frowned upon.

This is what actual, “Transparency, Efficiency and Accountability” in “good government” really look like.

Josh Shapiro, PA AG given notice of litigation to be filed by victim in 2018 WAHS/Myrtle Beach case

IMAGES: Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General (left),

Willie Weber, Former Lycoming County Chief Detective &

current Little League World Series Team Host (Uncle) (top middle),

Williamsport Bureau of Police logo (bottom middle)

and Brandon Pardoe, WAHS head principal

By Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com

News@TalkWilliamsport.com

Earlier today, Attorney Gregory A. Stapp, Esquire of Stapp Law, LLC notified Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro of his intention to pursue civil litigation against him and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of JOHN DOE#1 in the  2018 Williamsport Area High School baseball “criminal sexual misconduct” case.

Stapp also served a letter on Fred Holland, Williamsport Area School District Solicitor who has previously characterized the case as “indecent and inappropriate behavior.”

Holland represents the Williamsport Area School District including Superintendent Dr. Tim Bowers.

Bowers was heard on a hot microphone speaking to another WASD school board member at the most recent school board meeting when told that board member had retained legal counsel related to this case; “nothing will ever happen with that.”

Another letter was provided to the City of Williamsport as well as a letter to the Lycoming County Commissioners; since the Office of District Attorney falls under their legal purview.

Editor’s Note: The names of JOHN DOE#1, PERPETRATOR #1 (who was found guilty of criminal behavior by South Carolina authorities) and other identifying details of parties have been redacted.

Editor’s Note: JOHN DOE#1 (is Black), PERPETRATOR #1 (is white).

The letters include the following fact pattern narrative;

 

“VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS

Josh Shapiro, Attorney General

Pennsylvania of Office of the Attorney General

Strawberry Square

Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

RE: REDACTED

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with notice pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. §5522 that REDACTED, REDACTED, and JOHN DOE#1, located at REDACTED intends to make a claim against multiple Commonwealth agencies for failure to report and properly handle the indecent assault, harassment and intimidation of JOHN DOE#1 that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina while on the Williamsport High School baseball trip in March of 2018. This cause of action will be against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Williamsport Area School District, Lycoming County, Williamsport City Police (City of Williamsport) and other defendants, including, but not limited to, employees and agents of each of these various governmental agencies.

JOHN DOE#1 was assaulted by PERPETRATOR #1 at the Atlantica Resort while other members of the baseball team were present, one of which videotaped the assault (VIDEOGRAPHER #1) and posted the video on social media. There were five coaches with the baseball team on this trip.

Brandon Pardoe, Williamsport High School Principal, and Sean McCann, the Athletic Director, were also on the trip. One of the five coaches, Nick Caringi, a volunteer coach, was an employee of Little League Baseball Incorporated at the time of the assault. All the above individuals were mandated reporters under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S.A. §6311. Despite this fact, none of these individuals reported the assault on JOHN DOE#1, either while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or when they returned to Williamsport.

Editor’s Note: Ryan Miller, WAHS head baseball coach, and assistant coaches, David Heller, Tariq Moore, Kyle Schneider and Joel Worthington were the five other coaches in addition to Caringi, that accompanied the WAHS baseball team on the 2018 trip.

Over the course of the months following this incident, each of the agencies involved participated in an effort to cover up the assault on JOHN DOE#1. The assault was initially reported by an individual who was not on the trip to Myrtle Beach with the team or affiliated with Williamsport Area School District. When the referral of this matter was finally made to Childline, the matter was referred to the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office.

Acting District Attorney, Ken Osokow, referred this matter to Chief County Detective William Weber. Despite the fact that a meeting was held with JOHN DOE#1 at Brandon Pardoe’s office in May 2018, the Resource Officers at Williamsport Area School District, such as Officer Stoltzfus, told officers in Myrtle Beach that they had no knowledge of the incident in October 2018. Officer Stoltzfus is an employee of the Williamsport City Police Department.

As a direct and proximate result of the assault, harassment and intimidation of JOHN DOE#1, and the subsequent attempts to cover up the assault, JOHN DOE#1 has suffered numerous damages.

Should you have any questions regarding this claim, please direct them to my attention. This letter will serve as notice that a copy has been served upon Lycoming County, Williamsport Area School District, and the City of Williamsport.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Very truly yours,

STAPP LAW, LLC

Gregory A. Stapp, Esquire”

 

cc: Lycoming County Commissioner’s Office

Fred Holland, Esquire (WASD Solicitor)

City of Williamsport

REDACTED

 

REDACTED SHAPIRO LETTER

 

As previously reported by TalkWilliamsport.com on October 20, 2020 PA AG Josh Shapiro sends clear message to mandated reporters who fail to report.

“I echo everything the Secretary (Miller) just said. I would just add. There are no higher priorities than protecting the most vulnerable in our state and children often times are the most vulnerable and when we find folks who are mandated reporters who are covering up abuse, we will hold them accountable.

We’ve charged many people, with, for example endangering the welfare of children.

We will not hesitate to charge mandated reporters who think they can cover-up abuse going on in a particular situation; whether a school, a place of worship, a school bus, whatever the case may be. And I think our record speaks for itself on that.”

Josh Shapiro, Attorney General was contacted for this story and at this writing has yet to respond.

 

The Lycoming County Commissioner’s were contacted for this story and at this writing have yet to respond.

Fred Holland, Esquire, WASD Solicitor as well as Superintendent Dr. Tim Bowers, were contacted for this story and at this writing have yet to respond.

Mayor Derek Slaughter and City of Williamsport, Solicitor, Austin White were contacted for this story and at this writing have yet to respond.

 

This is an exclusive and developing story on TalkWilliamsport.com.

BREAKING NEWS: Scott R. Williams took an Oath of Office January 10th, voted onto WASD school board last night

By Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com

News@TalkWilliamsport.com

Last night at the regularly scheduled WASD school board meeting, an agenda item to “Consider ratifying the appointment of Scott R. Williams to the Board seat formerly held by Star Poole which was declared vacant at the meeting that occurred on January 4, 2022″ was voted on.

BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Ms. Lori A. Baer
A. Consider ratifying the appointment of Scott R. Williams to the Board seat formerly held by Star Poole which was declared vacant at the meeting that occurred on January 4, 2022.

 

At this writing, all previous meeting agendas other than 1-18-22, no longer appear on the WASD website.

Williams was voted onto the board by a 5-3 vote. Voting “Yes” were, Lori Baer, President, Barbara Reeves, Vice President, Patrick Dixon, Jennifer Lake and Jamie Sanders.

Voting “No” were, Michelle Deavor, Cody Derr and Adam Welteroth.

Prior to taking his seat on the Williamsport Area High School Auditorium stage, Scott R. Williams presented Lori Baer, President, with an “Oath of Office” document.

In a brief phone interview this afternoon, Scott R. Williams confirmed he was sworn in by “Judge Christian Frey”.

TalkWilliamsport.com exclusively obtained the “Oath of Office” document Scott Williams – Oath of Office – January 2022 through a Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request to WASD Right-to-Know Law Officer and Board Secretary Wanda Erb, made this afternoon.

Soon after the RTKL request was made, Erb provided the “Oath of Office” document.

The document reveals, Scott R. Williams took an Oath of Office at 3:30 p.m. on January 10th. The Oath of Office was administered by Lycoming County Magisterial District Judge Christian Frey.

A message was left for Lycoming County Magisterial District Judge Christian Frey this afternoon; at this writing it has not been responded too.

Earlier in the day yesterday, Attorney Greg Stapp sent an e-mail to WASD Solicitor Fred Holland (who did not attend the meeting last night) alleging “the WASD School Board violated the Sunshine Act and their own Policy in a recent meeting.”

The e-mail went unanswered until today, when Holland responded to Attorney Stapp with an explanation of the process the WASD school board had undertaken.

TalkWilliamsport.com has reached out to Attorney Greg Stapp for comment and potential next steps for his client, he reserved comment pending a conversation with his client.

TalkWilliamsport.com also reached out to Lycoming County District Attorney Ryan Gardner for an update on the petition filed by Williamsport resident Sheri Crain seeking to remove the entire WASD school board for “malfeasance in office” as well as “dereliction of duty.”

At this writing, Gardner has not yet responded.

If Scott R. Williams took an Oath of Office at 3:30 p.m. on January 10th, what was the point of the WASD school board going through the “process” last night to “Consider ratifying the appointment of Scott R. Williams to the Board seat formerly held by Star Poole which was declared vacant at the meeting that occurred on January 4, 2022″?

This is an exclusive developing story on TalkWilliamsport.com.

OP-ED: The Vanity of Jennifer Lake is Her Undoing

Images: Jennifer Lake, Executive Director of Dwell Orphan Care (left)

and WASD Logo (right)

The following is an opinion editorial authored by Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com, news@talkwilliamsport.com.

OP-ED: The Vanity of Jennifer Lake is Her Undoing

Oxford Languages defines vanity in two ways: (noun)

“excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.”

Vanity, is also defined as “the quality of being worthless or futile.”

As Jennifer Lake has demonstrated over the past several years her ambition knows no bounds; as a current Williamsport Area School Board member she has served along side now former board members:

Nancy Somers – March 16, 2021, Nancy Somers resigns from WASD school board.

 

Dr. Jane Penman – decided not to seek reelection in the 2021 election cycle.

 

Marc Schefsky – March 31, 2021, Schefsky WASD School Board Resignation Letter obtained

Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member given ARD sentence in voter fraud case

Criminal “false swearing” charge filed against Marc Schefsky, former WASD School Board member

Marc Schefsky, WASD School Board member announces intention to resign

WASD School Board major changes are forthcoming

WASD solicitor Fred Holland wants $20,000 retainer and a raise for ’21-’22

BREAKING NEWS: Resignations to be announced at the WASD School Board meeting tonight

Nancy Somers resigns from WASD school board

Residents circulate petition for immediate removal of Marc Schefsky from WASD school board

Lycoming County District Attorney office confirms receipt of Marc Schefsky non-WASD residency complaint

WASD School Board to discuss vacant board seat tonight

WASD School Board candidate petitions obtained, connections run deep

 

Star Poole – January 4, 2022, EXCLUSIVE: Star Poole voted off WASD school board 7-1

Star Poole, WASD school board member fails to appear in court again – 5 new Warrants Issued

New Warrants Issued for Star Poole, WASD school board member for failing to appear in court

Star Poole, WASD school board member set for court appearances on warrants

Star Poole, WASD school board member legal troubles mount, DA Gardner awaits complaint to review

 

Count them, four WASD school board members have resigned or not sought reelection as a direct result of the exclusive reporting of this media outlet and yet Jennifer Lake and her vanity have not resigned.

Jennifer Lake had a front row seat to Marc Schefsky not living within the WASD boundaries and did nothing to address the situation.

Jennifer Lake had a front row seat to Star Poole struggling to attend meetings and putting a roof over her head and that of her 5 children.

Yet, Lake as Executive Director of Dwell Orphan Care sat on a war chest of six figure resources that could easily be dispersed to assist a family in need – yet on reason and belief – she did nothing to address the situation.

From the Dwell Orphan Care website:

“WHAT WE DO: God never intended for us to make this journey alone. We were created for community, and we believe that everyone can do something for the cause of caring for kids from hard places.”

 

Lake states: “everyone can do something for the cause of caring for kids from hard places.”; but her vanity got in the way again, those funds are reserved for “foster and adoptive families.”

Was it mentioned Star Poole is black and Jennifer Lake is white?

 

As Star Poole struggled, the “unarmed truth” is Jennifer Lake in 2020 brought home a salary of $37,095 which is 144% of the 2020 total of $25,719, Dwell Orphan Care claims it provided to help support Foster and Adoptive Families in the Greater Lycoming County Area.

Indeed, Jennifer Lake has told the world where she stands on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and all things “WASD Systemic Racism” and the “Racism has No Home Here” movement.

Her “excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements” on these topics include volunteering to read into the record at a WASD school board meeting a mere 28 days after the tragic death of George Floyd – WASD School Board Adopts Anti-Racist Resolution.

 

From the TalkWilliamsport.com OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone on June 24, 2020

WASD School Board Adopts Anti-Racist Resolution

On June 23, 2020, in light of recent national events, the Williamsport Area School Board adopted the following anti-racist resolution: 

WHEREAS, we are deeply saddened and outraged by the recent killing of George Floyd and violence against black men and women. The subsequent protests have shined a spotlight on the harmful effects of racism and inequality.
Furthermore, the public response has highlighted the racial trauma that our black students, families, staff, and communities have not only endured for centuries but continue to face today.
WHEREAS, we must recognize that racism and hate have no place in our schools and society.
However, we must understand that racism is systemic, and it is unconsciously and consciously rooted into our institutions, policies, and practices.
Consequently, we acknowledge that we must look at our own school policies and practices through an anti-racist and equity lens to address traces of racism and inequity that still exist within our own school community.
WHEREAS, we must center the voices of staff, students, families, and communities who have historically endured discrimination and marginalization.
Their lived experiences and stories require attention, require respect, require empathy, and most importantly require action.
Therefore, it is essential that we establish an expectation that a diversity of students, families, and community members, specifically those that have been ignored, discriminated against, and marginalized, are heard and included on substantive school and district issues.
WHEREAS, we must better educate ourselves and seek to educate the community on the historical and current impact of racism and discrimination on our students, families, and communities, as well as understand our role in perpetuating such inequity.
Through continuous professional development and opportunities for honest dialogue and listening sessions, we hope to build partnerships in the community focused on overcoming racism and other barriers.
By doing so, we can create opportunities to ensure that each child has the tools and supports needed to thrive.
WHEREASwe must advocate to advance civil rights and cultivate an anti-racist school climate necessary to meet the needs of ALL students in our care.
Our students, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language ability, disability, and other identities, deserve to feel safe, to feel seen, and to feel affirmed.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Williamsport Area School Board, unequivocally stand firm in our collective responsibility to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for every student, staff member, parent, and community member.
We commit to use our role as school board directors to recognize, respond, and speak out against injustice and racial inequity in our school community.
The Resolution is signed by WASD school board president Lori Baer and board Secretary Wanda Erb. 
As noted in the June 24, 2020 meeting minutes: “Dr. Bowers will send a copy of the approved Anti-Racist School Climate Resolution to PSBA.”
Further reporting on Jennifer lake and the entire distraction campaign known as the “WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution” is listed below.

The anatomy of the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution – Part I

The anatomy of the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution – Part II

The anatomy of the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution – Part III

The anatomy of the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution – Part IV

The anatomy of the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution – Part V

 

With the WASD Anti-Racism Board Resolution as the backdrop; why would Jennifer Lake have failings as listed below?

  • Failing to second a motion to explore the WASD handing of the 2018 “criminal sexual misconduct” against  JOHN DOE #1 (who is black)
  • Dear God in Heaven John Doe #1 is black and his attackers are white
  • Failing to support former WAHS head football coach Chuck Crews (who is black) in a racially charged incident with an opposing team
  • Failing to provide support to WASD school board member Star Poole (who is black)
  • OP-ED: If racism has no home here; why did Barbara Reeves (who is black) sit alone at the WASD school board meeting?

With accomplishments like this; is it any wonder the community defines Jennifer Lake as having “the quality of being worthless or futile?”

 

Undeterred by failing upward, Jennifer Lake believes she has the credentials and lived experience to continue to “serve the community” by approaching leadership at Lycoming Children and Youth to serve on the Human Services Advisory Board.

The following is the chronological outline of the interaction of Jennifer Lake with Lycoming County Children and Youth leadership in 2021. Calls to Matt Salvatori, CYS Administrator have not been returned at this writing.

 

From the January 13, 2021 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting MinutesCALL TO ORDER:

A meeting of the Human Services Advisory Board was Called To Order at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Sharwell Building in Williamsport.

Members: William Weber; David Wright; Carol Sides; Pete Smeltz; Marwin Reeves, Jr.; Commissioner Richard Mirabito; Ben Green; Emily Powell Hodges; Carla Mitcheltree; Virginia Counsil; and Commissioner Jeffrey Snyder. 

Staff: Keith Wagner – Executive Director/MH-ID Administrator; Mark Egly – CYS Administrator; Kathy Lynn – Deputy ID Administrator; Jacque Miller – HealthChoices Director; and Cathy Bennett – Administrative Assistant. 

 

ELECTION OF HSAB OFFICERS:

Mr. Wagner noted that the Election of Officers for the calendar year is to occur at the January meeting and that the current Slate of Officers had been contacted and agreed to continue serving in their roles if nominated and approved.   David Wright made a Motion and Carla Mitcheltree Seconded that:

“William Weber be reappointed as the Chairman of the Human Services Advisory Board

for calendar year 2021.”

 

February 15, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: WAHS student criminally charged by South Carolina authorities in 2018 baseball team incident

 

Feb 28, 2021 – OP-ED: Long past time for Dr. Bowers to resign as WASD Superintendent

 

April 4, 2021 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting canceled.

 

From the July 21, 2021, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES:
SHARWELL BUILDING,  ATTENDANCE:Commissioner Richard Mirabito, President; Commissioner Jeffrey Snyder, Vice President; Commissioner Scott Metzger, Treasurer and Commissioner Tony Mussare were in attendance. Staff: Keith Wagner – Executive Director/MH-ID Administrator; Matt Salvatori – CYS Administrator; Jim Hicklin – County Mental Health Director; Rae Weber – CSI Mental Health Manager; Kelly Gordon – CASSP Coordinator; Cathy Bennett – Administrative Assistant; and Charles Greevy III, Esq. – Joinder Solicitor.
HUMAN SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD (HSAB) APPOINTMENT:
Mr. Salvatori noted that Jennifer Lake, Executive Director from DWELL Orphan Care,
has expressed an interest in becoming a member of the
Human Services Advisory Board’s Children and Youth Sub-Committee. 
He added that her background in the field of adoption and foster care
makes her an excellent candidate for the HSAB.
Commissioner Metzger Moved and Commissioner Mussare Seconded a Motion to: “Appoint Jennifer Lake to the Human Services Advisory Board (Children and Youth Sub-Committee) for a three year term ending 6/30/24.”
The Motion passed unanimously.
From the August 11, 2021 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting Minutes:

Members: William Weber; Jennifer Lake, Linda Tokay, Carol Sides; Pete Smeltz; Commissioner Richard Mirabito; Emily Powell Hodges; Commissioner Jeffrey Snyder and Virginia Counsil. 

Staff: Keith Wagner – Executive Director/MH-ID Administrator; Matt Salvatori – CYS Administrator; Mark Longenberger – CYS Support Services Director, Matt Wood – CYS Clinical Director, David Goodwin – Chief Probation Officer and Cathy Bennett – Administrative Assistant. 

Mr. Wagner also introduced and welcomed Jennifer Lake as a new member to the Advisory Board. He noted that Ms. Lake was the Executive Director of Dwell Orphan Care and has been appointed to the CYS Sub-Committee.

September 28, 2021BREAKING NEWS: Detective Weber retires on 40th anniversary in law enforcement
October 3, 2021Unredacted OAG search Warrants first obtained by TalkWilliamsport.com, now available online
From the Lycoming County Children and Youth Standing Committee October 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Commissioner Richard Mirabito, Commissioner Scott Metzger and Commissioner Tony Mussare we in attendance.
Staff: Keith Wagner – Executive Director/MH-ID Administrator; Cathy Bennett – Administrative Assistant and Charles Greevy, III – Joinder Solicitor. 
Mr. Salvatori presented four renewal Agreements for approval:
Dwell Orphan Care for trust based relational intervention trauma informed care and care communities which are programs that support foster care and newly adoptive parents;
“Approve the following Purchase of Service Agreements with the Lycoming County Commissioners on behalf of Lycoming County Children and Youth Services for child welfare services for the period 7/1/21 – 6/30/22:
Dwell Lycoming County, d/b/a/ Dwell Orphan Care for
trust based relational intervention trauma informed care in the amount of $20,000
and care communities in the amount of $40,000;
The Motion passed unanimously.
From the November 10, 2021 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting Minutes: CALL TO ORDER:

Members:  Jennifer Lake, Carol Sides; Pete Smeltz; Commissioner Richard Mirabito; Emily Powell Hodges; Virginia Counsil and Jere Hoy. 

Staff: Keith Wagner – Executive Director/MH-ID Administrator; Matt Salvatori – CYS Administrator; Kathy Lynn – Deputy ID Administrator and Cathy Bennett – Administrative Assistant. 

Mr. Wagner noted that William Weber, Chairman, has resigned from his position on the HSAB.
He noted that he did contact Carla Mitcheltree, Vice Chairman, to update her with his information and she is presently not interested in moving into the Chairman’s role. He wished to remind the Board the Election of Officers is scheduled to occur at the January 2022 meeting and anyone interested in running for an officer position or to nominate a fellow officer can contact the Administrative Office.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Human Services Advisory Board meeting was scheduled for January 12, 2022.
January 17, 2022OP-ED: Adoptive Families are not the main beneficiaries from Dwell Orphan Care, Jennifer Lake is
EDITOR’S NOTE: Does Jennifer Lake have a conflict of interest serving on the sub-committee of an organization providing funding to a non-profit she is the Executive Director of; while taking a salary equivalent to 144% of the funds being given away?

Jennifer Lake served on the same board as now retired Lycoming Detective Willie Weber who ran the “investigation” into the 2018 WAHS baseball/Myrtle Beach “criminal sexual misconduct” case (as noted above) along side Williamsport High School Head Principal Brandon Pardoe.

Weber as noted above, retired last year.

Pardoe remains employed by as Williamsport High School Head Principal.

 

IMAGES: Weber (left), Pardoe (right)

 

“Multiple Resignations by Jennifer Lake accepted by local boards” – is forthcoming.

“The defunding of Dwell Orphan Care” – is forthcoming.

 

Previous installments of this series:

OP-ED: Adoptive Families are not the main beneficiaries from Dwell Orphan Care, Jennifer Lake is

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART V

ENDGAME

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART IV

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART III

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART II

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney Greg Stapp alleges WASD School Board violated the Sunshine Act and their own Policy in recent meeting

TalkWilliamsport.com has obtained an email that was sent this morning to Williamsport Area School District Solicitor Fred Holland regarding the Williamsport Area School Board Meeting tonight.

The e-mail in its entirety is provided below.

From: Gregory StappSent: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:17 AMTo: Fred Holland <fholland@REDACTED BY EDITOR>Cc: ‘Michele Hazel’ <REDACTED BY EDITOR@gmail.com>Subject: Williamsport Area School Board Meeting tonightImportance: High

Dear Fred,

I have been asked by Michele Hazel to reach out to you regarding the Williamsport School Board’s recent meeting in which they tried to appoint a member of the community to the School Board without having the appointment or a discussion of the vacancy on the agenda.  It is my understanding that Williamsport Area School District has a Board Policy on how to fill vacancies on the Board.  It would appear that the Board violated the Sunshine Act and their own Policy at their recent meeting.  In light of Star Poole’s due process hearing, which took several meetings, it appears that the Board is trying to fill her vacancy in one meeting.

The purpose of this email is to request that the Williamsport School Board immediately open the board position for applications and allow individuals, like Michele, to apply for the School Board along with any other qualified candidates over the next ten days, or until January 28th.  It is my further understanding that there will be a school board meeting on February 1, 2022, at which time the applicant’s names could be placed on the agenda and discussed at the meeting in accordance with Board Policy and the Sunshine Act.  This would afford applicants, like Mrs. Hazel, an opportunity to address the board and the number of write-in votes that she received in the last election in an effort to fulfill the School Code which provides a model of government that resembles our representative republic.

Please review this email with your client and advise me of their position on this matter at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,Greg Stapp

Gregory A. Stapp, Esquire 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Star Poole voted off WASD school board 7-1 on January 4, 2022.

 

On the Williamsport Area School Board meeting agenda tonight listed under 4.1 BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT –Ms. Lori A. Baer:

A. Consider ratifying the appointment of Scott R. Williams to the Board seat formerly held by Star Poole which was declared vacant at the meeting that occurred on January 4, 2022.

 

Another agenda item under consideration for tonight:

5.4 Consider acknowledging the move of Fred A. Holland, district solicitor, from Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C. to McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall, effective February 14, 2022.

At this writing, WASD Solicitor and the Williamsport Area School District have not yet responded to the e-mail.

 

This is an exclusive developing story on TalkWilliamsport.com.

OP-ED: Adoptive Families are not the main beneficiaries from Dwell Orphan Care, Jennifer Lake is

Images: Carol Fausnaught, Board Chair of Dwell Orphan Care (top left)

Jennifer Lake, Executive Director of Dwell Orphan Care (middle)

Fred Holland, WASD Solicitor (top right), Dwell Orphan Care Logo (bottom left)

WASD Logo (bottom right)

DWELL ORPHAN CARE PROVIDED THE PROOF IN THEIR TAX RETURNS

AND ON THEIR WEBSITE

The following is an opinion editorial authored by Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com, news@talkwilliamsport.com.

Adoptive Families are not the main beneficiaries from Dwell Orphan Care, Jennifer Lake is.

So on this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, 2022 it seems appropriate to revisit the words of the late civil rights leader.

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight
of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

 

Let us now explore the “unarmed truth” Dr. King outlined as it relates to WASD school board member Jennifer Lake and Executive Director of Dwell Orphan Care.

Based upon the publicly filed and posted Dwell Orphan Care Internal Revenue Service tax returns; the “unarmed truth” is – Jennifer Lake as Executive Director received a salary of $37,095 in 2020.

The “unarmed truth” is that salary is 25.26% of the 2020 total revenue $146,874 generated by Dwell Orphan Care.

The “unarmed truth” is that salary is 49.71% of the 2020 Total expenses $74,621 of Dwell Orphan Care.

The “unarmed truth” is the $37,095 salary is 144% of the 2020 total of $25,719

Dwell Orphan Care claims it provided

to help support Foster and Adoptive Families in the Greater Lycoming County Area.

 

The “unarmed truth” is the $37,095 salary is 144% of the 2020 total of $25,719 Dwell Orphan Care claims it provided to help support Foster and Adoptive Families in the Greater Lycoming County Area; fundamentally contradicts the

“Dwell Orphan Care

CORE VALUE of GENEROSITY

We share resources.

(2 Corinthians 9:6)

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: So it takes an annual salary 144% greater than the amount given away from funds raised; while keeping monetary support in the bank?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dwell Orphan Care Board of Directors “meeting minutes” are not publicly posted and are being requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?

 

Dwell Orphan Care has a stated goal to fund $20,000 annually for “waiting families”.

“Dwell offers Adoption Assistance Grants to qualified waiting families. 

It is our goal to award four families per year a grant in the amount of $5000.

This is always contingent on available funding.”

 

The “unarmed truth” is the 2020, $37,095 salary on an annualized basis received by Jennifer Lake is more than double that of 2019 when she received a salary of $1,500 per month, for 5 months for a total of $7,500.

From the 2020 Dwell Orphan Care IRS Tax Return:

DWELL HAS HELPED TO SUPPORT FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

IN THE GREATER LYCOMING COUNTY AREA IN 2019.

WE SUPPORT THEM WITH GUIDANCE, RESOURCES AND MONETARY SUPPORT.

In 2020, reflected on line 28 is a total of $25,719

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Was “IN 2019” a typo on behalf of Dwell Orphan Care in their 2020 IRS tax return filing?

 

The 2020 Dwell Orphan Care IRS Tax Return continues:

2020 Total assets Line L: 159,408

2020 Contributions Line 1: 77,599

2020 Net Income or (loss) from gaming and fundraising events Line 6d: 68,546

2020 Total revenue: 146,874

2020 Total expenses: 74,621

2020 Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year: 71,518

2020 Net assets or fund balances at end of year: 146,271

Carol Fausnaught, Board Chair of Dwell Orphan Care signed the 2020 tax return on 9-30-21.

Carol Fausnaught, Board Chair of Dwell Orphan Care signed the 2020 tax return cover page on 10-4-21.

 

Stephanie Budman, CPA signed the 2020 tax return 10-4-21

PART II Section A. Public Support

(d) 2019 $59,373

(e) 2020 $77,599

(f) Total $136,972

Line 5 The portion of total contributions by each person (other than a governmental unit or publicly supported organization) included on line 1 that exceeds 2% of the amount shown on line 11, column (f) $15,022

Section C. Computation of Public Support Percentage – $121,950

Line 14 89.03%

 

Dwell Orphan Care began 2020 with (Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year) of $71,518.

Dwell Orphan Care obtained a Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) Loan from the Small Business Administration.

From the 2020 Dwell Orphan Care IRS Tax Return:

SCHEDULE O

FORM 990EZ LINE ON 20 PG 1 INCLUDES $2500 IN PAYROLL PROTECTION LOAN FUNDS PAID FROM SBA TO DWELL ORPHAN CARE DURING THE PANDEMIC IN 2020. THE FUNDS WERE USED FOR PAYROLL EXPENSES AND THEN WE APPLIED FOR FORGIVENESS OF THE LOAN THROUGH WOODLANDS BANK AND WERE GRANTED 100% FORGIVENESS FOR THE $2500 LOAN. IT SHOWS UP ON LINE 20 PG 1 ON FORM 990EZ  AS AN ADJUSTMENT TO OUR NET FUND BALANCE AT 12/31/2020.

 

In reviewing the 2019 Dwell Orphan Care IRS Tax Return:

Jennifer Lake as Dwell Orphan Care;  Executive Director received a salary of 7,500 in 2019 (as noted above).

 

DWELL HAS HELPED TO SUPPORT FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

IN THE GREATER LYCOMING COUNTY AREA IN 2019.

WE SUPPORT THEM WITH GUIDANCE, RESOURCES AND MONETARY SUPPORT.

In 2019, reflected on FORM 990EZ, PART III – Statement of Program Service Accomplishments

Line 29a is a total of $20,807

 

The “unarmed truth” is – Jennifer Lake as Executive Director received a salary of $7,500 in 2019.

The “unarmed truth” is that salary is 7.14% of the 2019 total revenue of $104,981 generated by Dwell Orphan Care.

The “unarmed truth” is that salary is 22.41% of the 2019 Total expenses of $33,463 of Dwell Orphan Care.

The “unarmed truth” is the $7,500 salary is 36% of the 2019 total of $20,807

Dwell Orphan Care claims it provided

to help support Foster and Adoptive Families in the Greater Lycoming County Area.

 

2019 Total assets Line L: 113,824

2019 Contributions Line 1: 59,373

2019 Net Income or (loss) from gaming and fundraising events Line 6d: 44,116

2019 Total revenue: 104,981

2019 Total expenses: 33,463

2019 Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year (Line 27): 0

2019 Net assets or fund balances at end of year: 71,518

Jennifer Lake signed the 2019 tax return on 7-1-20

 

PART II Section A. Public Support

(e) 2019 59,373

(f) Total 59,373

Line 5 The portion of total contributions by each person (other than a governmental unit or publicly supported organization) included on line 1 that exceeds 2% of the amount shown on line 11, column (f) (Blank total)

Section C. Computation of Public Support Percentage

Line 14 (Blank total)

 

From OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART V

DWELL ORPHAN CARE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS

On November 26, 2018, Dwell Orphan Care filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit.

The incorporators were Jennifer Lake and Heidi Mnkandhla.

Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit were signed by Lake and Mnkandhla on November 14, 2018.

The Articles of Incorporation were filed by attorney Fred Holland.

The same Fred Holland who is the solicitor for the Williamsport Area School District.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: WASD Solicitor Fred Holland is leaving Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C. and joining McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall in February 2022.

 

With the increase in support Dwell Orphan Care is now seeking a Marketing and Development Coordinator. An online public posting lists the following:

“Dwell Orphan Care is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and organized creative professional with a heart for the cause. Local candidates will be considered. This role will require in-office work, but also provides the flexibility for remote hours.

The Marketing and Development Coordinator will be responsible for Dwell’s presence amongst our champions – the communications we share, the daily function of our organization, the events we hold, and the relationships we build.

Please send cover letter along with your resume by January 3rd, 2022.”

Responsibilities include the following (and may evolve depending on your talents):

Marketing and Design

  • Oversee and further develop Dwell’s brand consistency and messaging.
  • Develop campaign concepts including messaging, graphics, and communication schedules as they relate to fundraising, awareness, and advocacy events.
  • Write and design print materials for events, campaigns, and new initiatives.
  • Provide support for graphic and content needs in collaboration with staff members as they apply to various initiatives.
  • Develop content and strategies to keep dwellorphancare.org up-to-date, relevant, and informative with a special focus on content findability and SEO.
  • Curate content, write, layout, and send e-newsletters.
  • Manage Facebook and Instagram social profiles.
  • Update and maintain dwellorphancare.org.

Development

  • Assist in relationship development efforts, working closely with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, solicit, and report on fund stewardship.
  • Write grants and manage the application process.
  • Provide regular reports to the Executive Director and Board regarding campaign status and fundraising goals.
  • Assist in overseeing Bloomerang, Dwell’s donor management system, including forms integration, transaction tracking, donor profiles and touchpoints, and general administrative back-end support for the system.

Organizational Management

  • Own the organization’s administrative google account, managing team member access, drive storage, permissions, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ministry-minded with a heart for foster and adoptive families and the children they love.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Design, Business Administration, or related is preferred
  • Two years of marketing experience
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, Canva, and SquareSpace CMS
  • Familiarity with Bloomerang is a plus.
  • Must possess exceptional attention to detail, organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Flexible work style to accommodate changing priorities with ability to meet deadlines is essential
  • Must exhibit business etiquette and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills are required

Compensation:

Dwell offers compensation commensurate with experience and competitive with other area nonprofits.

Please send cover letter and resume by January 3rd, 2022

Dwell Orphan Care is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that works to support foster and adoptive families in our local community. We provide post-placement support through care packages, the Hope Chest Foster Closet, support groups, trauma-informed training, and one-on-one coaching. Learn more about our mission at www.dwellorphancare.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Williamsport, PA 17701: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Application Question(s):

  • Please describe your involvement with and/or knowledge of foster care and/or adoption. What calls you to this cause?

Experience:

  • Marketing: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: With all of these tasks being handled by the Marketing and Development Coordinator; what will Jennifer Lake be doing for the stated 2020 salary of $37,095 – being 144% of the 2020 total of $25,719 Dwell Orphan Care claims it provided to help support Foster and Adoptive Families in the Greater Lycoming County Area?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Was Star Poole, now former WASD school board member who is seeking employment, offered the  the Marketing and Development Coordinator job by fellow WASD school board member Jennifer Lake?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is the “unarmed truth”: as the public discussion to remove Star Poole, from the WASD school board was ongoing; why did fellow WASD school board member Jennifer Lake remain silent?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is the “unarmed truth”: when fellow WASD school board member Adam Welteroth brought forth a motion to discuss the WASD handling of the 2018 Williamsport High School baseball/Myrtle Beach “criminal sexual misconduct incident”; why did Jennifer Lake remain as silent as she did when Star Poole was being removed from the WASD school board.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is the “unarmed truth”;

Jennifer Lake only raises her voice to deal with “systemic racism”

when it benefits her politically?

 

OP-ED: The Vanity of Jennifer Lake is her Undoing – is forthcoming.

 

Previous installments of this series:

OP-ED: Adoptive Families are not the main beneficiaries from Dwell Orphan Care, Jennifer Lake is

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART V

ENDGAME

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART IV

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART III

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART II

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone

 

Congressman Keller reacts to SCOTUS halting Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision halting Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses with more than 100 employees:

“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to stop President Biden from implementing his authoritarian vaccine mandate on American workers. This is the outcome we expected—with the Court asserting that President Biden lacks the constitutional authority to unilaterally dictate federal law.

While the case now returns to the lower courts, I will continue my efforts to permanently eliminate this unconstitutional mandate under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Our CRA resolution has the unanimous support of the entire House Republican Conference, and our team has held productive conversations with House Democrats who recognize how disastrous President Biden’s mandate would be if enacted.

I am hopeful that this ruling will inspire more House Democrats to join us to force a vote on the Floor and eliminate this egregious mandate once and for all.”

This is a developing story on TalkWilliamsport.com.