Menu
Blog RSS Feed

Category Archives: Spotlights



Volunteer Spotlight: Maria Lilley

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By: Opportunity House
Categories: Spotlights

Starting when Maria was a seventh grader, sixteen-year-old Maria Lilley has been designing, creating and selling hand crafted cards to family, friends and community members. Her inspiration and motivation behind such an artistic venture began when she first visited Opportunity House many years ago with her preschool teacher, Susan Harenza. For the past five years, Maria has used the...

Read Article »

Comments [0]

Tagged:Volunteer, Spotlight, Profile


Volunteer Spotlight: The Gerace Siblings

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

At the end of last summer, Forbes’ contributor Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle reported that some parents were spending more than $1,000 dollars on back to school supplies. If you ask Matthew Gerace, a rising tenth grader at Lancaster Country Day School, spending this large sum of money is unnecessary. “I remember when I was in sixth grade, and I would see different people just throwing...

Read Article »

Comments [2]

Tagged:Volunteer, Spotlight, Profile


Internship Insights II: Finding an internship and successful interviewing tips

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016
By: Opportunity House
Categories: Spotlights

Finding an internship can be stressful and oftentimes a little overwhelming. However, for most degrees they are required and are a great way to gain useful, real-world knowledge that can be applied to future jobs. We’ve
compiled some of our own advice for finding, landing and being successful in the perfect internship for you.Finding an internship:•Utilize your...

Read Article »

Comments [0]

Tagged:Intern Insights


Internship Insights

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016
By: Opportunity House
Categories: Spotlights

Hello everyone! We are the new Public Relations/Special Event interns for Opportunity House who will be working on projects involving OppShop and upcoming special events. Over the course of this semester we will be writing about our time here and what we learn along the way in hopes of helping future interns. Here is a little bit about us:
My name is Erin. I am currently...

Read Article »

Comments [0]

Tagged:Intern Insights


Client Profile: John Grundowski

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

      John Grundowski, age 54, is a lifelong resident of Berks County. At the age of 9, Grundowski and his eight siblings lost their mother to cancer, and he and his youngest brother spent the rest of their childhood in foster homes and child care. Grundowski attended both Central Catholic and Muhlenberg school districts. Although he has been a...

Read Article »

Comments [0]

Tagged:Spotlight, Profile, Client Success


Volunteer Spotlight: Santo Ferrarello

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

      Santo Ferrarello was born in Sicily, Italy and moved to America in 1954 when he was seven. He describes himself as a "city kid from Philadelphia." In 1972, Santo moved to Reading to work for Gilbert Associates, which is now Worley Parsons on Route 10. It was here that he met his wife, Ann. Today, he and his wife have two sons and find great pleasure in watching...

Read Article »

Comments [0]

Tagged:Second Street Learning Center, Volunteer, Spotlight


Home 1 2 3 4


InstagramBlogLinkedInTwitterFacebook

Connect With Us

Opportunity House

430 North 2nd Street
Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 374.4696
Fax: (610) 374.3165

Email: info@opphouse.org

Top