Reading Education Foundation to recognize Crystal Gilmore-Harris as the 2023 Dream. Believe. Achieve Award Recipient

The Reading Education Foundation will host its annual Friends and Family Reunion for all Reading School District alumni, staff, local businesses, and community partners on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 5-8 PM at the FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Avenue Reading, PA.

The event will feature recognition of the Reading Education Foundation grant recipients, Alvernia University as the 2023 Community Partner award recipient, and Crystal Gilmore-Harris as the 2023 DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE Award recipient.

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Alvernia University is a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering broadly educated, life-long learners; reflective professionals and engaged citizens; and ethical leaders with moral courage.

Photo courtesy of Crystal Gilmore-Harris.

Alvernia has a long history of serving first-generation college students and diverse populations which are the core of the Reading community through the student body, the Reading Youth Initiative, and the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program.

Crystal Gilmore-Harris is a Reading High School Class of 1987 alumna who serves as the Social Service Administrative Assistant for the Reading School District, the Executive Director of the Village of Reading, and the former program director of the Lonnie Walker Foundation.

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She is the former recipient of various community awards from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa., and the Athena Leadership Award. In the community, Gilmore-Harris volunteers for TLC Fore Reading, the Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame, Kids that Ball, Inc., Blacktop Basketball, Inc., and Voice UP.

The event will include refreshments, a cash bar, and DJ. The cost per ticket is $30 per person and can be purchased online at

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