Founding executive director of Allentown LGBTQ community center to step down

BY: - February 3, 2022

“An organization is bigger than any one individual, including the founder,” Shanker said in a press letter. “I have full confidence in the board of directors and staff teams here to not only keep programs and services running throughout this transition period, but to continue to thrive under new, dynamic leadership.”

Meet Charles Roca, Allentown’s first Latino police chief

BY: - December 21, 2021

Roca, who speaks Spanish, is taking over at a time when Blacks and Latinos in Allentown and across the U.S. are fed up with a system that funnels minorities into the criminal justice system at higher rates and labels students in underfunded schools as failures.