The mission of Cityspace is to assist in the development
of school age children by building self-esteem, teaching them cooperative
non-violent solutions to conflict and celebrating their diversity through
academic and social programming.
2012 Board of Directors
Cassidy Bell, President
Amy Feidler, Vice President
-Dubbs Memorial UCC
Janet Quinn, Treasurer
-St. John’s UCC
Doris Todd, Secretary
-St. John’s UCC
-Dubbs Memorial UCC
Sue Kratzer, Community Member
-St. John's UCC
Connie Rought, Center
Carol Smith Development/
We believe that school-age children learn
through play, exploration, and discovery and reach their full potential
in an atmosphere that is supportive, creative and challenging. We nurture
and educate each child, regardless of race, gender, ability, ethnicity,
social and economic standing, or religion. Cityspace does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national
or ethnic origin, ability or socio-economic standing.
your Friends about Us!
You can help Cityspace grow by telling your friends and
relatives who are looking for child care for ages 5 to 13 about our
For your help we will reward you with a $15 gift card
to your favorite grocery store. Be sure to have the family member give
us your name when completing the application form. To receive the gift
card, the child must complete a two-week enrollment period.
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Program Still Has Openings
Cityspace’s summer program still has openings available. Parents
looking for fun educational activities can sign up now for Cityspace’s
full-day summer camp. The camp, which runs Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 18 through Aug. 30, includes weekly swims at
local pools, an outdoor garden, a computer education program, and
music and theater events. Weekly field trips to places of local interest
include Musikfest and an IronPigs game. Children receive a T-shirt,
and we provide a healthy lunch courtesy of the Allentown School District.
All children who are going into kindergarten in September to age 13
are eligible to enroll in the summer camp. Children also receive lunch
for the majority of the summer camp. Weekly fees are $125. This year
we are offering free registration and 50% off the first week with
a two-week enrollment. Some scholarship assistance is also available
to eligible parents.
swim program trains children to be safe in the water. Children participate
in a positive, physical outlet that is refreshing on a hot day. Planned
by our Keystone STARS 2 certified teachers, our field
trips encourage children to learn more about the history of the area
and to get fresh air and exercise. Trips include visits to museums,
gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, and events that will enrich their cultural
and educational experiences.
Cityspace, a Keystone STARS approved center has provided
quality childcare in a safe environment since 1989. This nonprofit,
state licensed, school-age center has room for 72 children. Currently,
we have 30 children enrolled for our summer activities.
Under the direction of Connie Rought, Cityspace offers a variety of
experiences. In addition to computer training and a summer camp, programs
include arts and crafts classes, music, dramatics and puppetry, science
and nature, healthy lifestyles, urban gardening techniques, cooking
and nutritional classes, writing workshops, educational games, reading
and physical education. The goal is to help children build self-confidence
and to promote the spirit of cooperation in the midst of a culturally
Cityspace is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Parents will need to drop their children at the childcare center at
457 Allen St. before 9 a.m. to have their children participate in
these summer activities. Our secure entrance is on the Fifth Street
side of the Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ building.
Hours and Location
Cityspace is at Dubbs Memorial UCC, 457 Allen St., Allentown. directions
We use two floors with spacious rooms in the
church during our hours of operation.
Before school child care begins at 6:30 a.m. After school child care
ends at 6 p.m.
Van transportation is provided to the child’s school in the
morning and in the afternoon.
For more information, call Connie Rought at 610-432-2632 or email
her at email@example.com.
a Cityspace enrollment application and review tuition requirements
for all our programs.
Scholarship fund helps parents afford
Your help can make summer in the city be a fun-filled one for an Allentown
child. Cityspace’s summer camp program is hoping you can donate
your time or money so that we may offer scholarship aid to families
who need help with childcare payments. Won’t you please contribute
to our “Send a Child to Camp” campaign?
Each and every dollar we receive goes to fund our scholarship assistance
program. Last year, our scholarships helped four children enjoy summer
in the city. This year we have set a $5,000 goal. We are reaching
out to you to help meet this goal. We have raised $2,500 so far thanks
to our many caring supporters. A full scholarship of $1,375 would
enable one child to enjoy 11 weeks of camp. To send one child to camp
for one week is $125 or $25 a day. Any amount would be greatly appreciated
by our parents, our children, our staff and our board of directors.
The gift of your time or a generous donation will help us offer scholarships
to parents who need tuition assistance and will help keep our operating
costs down. Volunteers could assist us on field trips, at the swimming
pool, at snack times or with reading and other activities. If you
would like to volunteer at some of these activities, we would love
to have you participate. Call us at 610-432-2632 and ask for Connie
Rought, our center director or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A week of summer fun includes a pool pass to our local pools, weekly
field trips to the theater, to local businesses and museums and other
local attractions such as Musikfest and an IronPigs game. Our computer
room helps children stay sharp on their academic skills. Music, arts
and crafts, gardening and science activities are also part of our
weekly schedule. Our summer camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These
fun educational activities are funded by our donors St. John’s
UCC Benevolence Committee, the Kiwanis Foundation of Allentown and
The Century Fund.
reaches out to the community
Cityspace staff participated in four community outreach events. In
June, we distributed fliers and made traveling tic-tac-toe games at
an IronPigs game and Dubbs UCC Spring Fling. We also let parents know
about our summer program at Allentown Central Catholic’s Community
Day and Cleveland Elementary School’s Block Party.
• 457 Allen Street • Allentown, PA 18102 • 610-432-2632
Renews xxxxxSTARS 2
Celebrating 21 years of caring for
children, Cityspace has renewed its Keystone STARS 2 certification.
Cityspace's staff was evaluated on their professional development, communication
with parents and children and management and business practices. A Keystone
STARS designation lets parents know that their children are in a safe,
respectful environment where they learn new things every day to support
their current and future successes in school and in life. STARS 2 funds
purchase supplies and learning materials for the center.
Annual Appeal & Summer Camp Donors
This list includes gifts received June 2011 through April 2012
Michael & Karen Dopera
Dubbs UCC Fellowship
Bonnie & Bill Falla **
xx(in honor of Rev. Dr. xxTimothy
xx(in honor of Janet Quinn)
xx(in memory of her mother, xxAldine)
Linda Ferrol **
Nancy and Allan Kramer- xxMoyer ** (in
honor of xxNancy Adams and
Suzanne & Guy Kratzer **
Jeffrey & Nancy Rissell **
Jeanette & Richard Schmoyer
Jeffrey & Barbara Seeds
Shirley Slusaw **
Joanne & Jeff Smith
Doris & Ralph Todd
United Church Women
xxof Dubbs (UCWD)
George & Vivian Yoder
Special contribution from Dubbs UCC Congregation
**donated to both appeals
Yrs of Caring for Children
A children's place to grow, to learn, to play.