About Us

Our Story

Community Partners 4 Kids is a 19 year old, 501- c(3), nonprofit agency that serves families with children in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and Montgomery counties.

Since 2008 Community Partners 4 Kids has provided child identification services to over 20,000 children throughout the organization’s service region.

Clay Smith, our founder and Executive Director, operated VIP Promotions of PA, an advertising and publishing business for many years prior to the beginnings of Community Partners 4 Kids. Publishing a magazine called Homeowner Resources, this community guide was circulated to local educational, government and community organizations and also distributed by direct mail to families who newly purchased a home in the Lehigh Valley.

In late 2000, Clay Smith met with one of the Lehigh Valley state legislators who, already familiar with the Homeowner Resources publication, suggested to Clay that he consider creating a guide or manual for parents in the Lehigh Valley to specifically identify local organizations which provide services for children and youth living in the region. After much discussion and research, with the help of (now) State Senator Pat Browne, Clay formed the Lehigh Valley Community Resource Center (LVCRC) organization as a 501 -C3 nonprofit corporation. From 2001 through 2003 LVCRC published the Lehigh Valley Children’s Resource Directory and Lehigh Valley Resource Directory for People with Disabilities.

In 2015, LVCRC changed its name to Community Partners 4 Kids (CP4Kids) to better identify with its primary mission. CP4Kids began its annual publication of the Child Safety Handbook, focused completely on safety and keeping kids out of the hands of predators.

In recent years, CP4Kids has developed programs such as its Community Safety Days, the B-SAFE Educational Workshop, and the Advanced English Writing Skills Program (AWS).

Our Values

With a ‘child first’ approach, Community Partners 4 Kids is an organization of respect, integrity and compassion for our children. We serve to educate and protect through empowering those most at-risk of danger to make the right choices and avoid inappropriate situations.

Our Vision

To be the best child safety organization in our community as every child deserves a safe childhood.

Our Mission

To be the expert source on safety education and behavior for every child in our community.

Children Prevention


Safety Recovery


Education Partnership


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Board of Directors

Community Partners 4 Kids, Inc.
Founded, 2001

Executive Director

J. Clayton Smith

Executive Board

J. Clayton Smith

Executive Director, CP4Kids

Robert N. Rust Esq.

Principal, Rust Law, LLC

Robert Heimbecker

General Manager, Altronics Security Systems

Joseph Facchiano

Principal, JoFash® Enterprises

Arthur L. Kardos

President, TV Marketing & Promotions

Kristopher DePaolo

CPA – CEO, Werner & Co

Directors at Large

Steve Gould

Owner, Broker Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate 232 Main Street

Bryce Ruggieri

TD Bank

Kim Capers

Child Safety Advocate

Tina DiBiagio-Napolitano

Director of Volunteer Engagement, CP4K

Nikki Broome, M.Ed., Ph.D

Teacher Training and Curriculum Specialist

Geoffrey F. Boyer

CFP®, Quantum Financial Management

Re v. Robert Kosek

Barnabite Fathers

Robert Hollinger

Oasis Senior Services

Bruce Hengey

The Hengey Agency

Sharina Torres

Recruiting Director – Grant Writer

Advisors to the Board of Directors

Sarah Raley

CEO, Social Seed Media

Deb Colitas

CEO, Digital Network Superstar

Laurie Monteforte

CEO – Strong Mountain Media


Glen A. Dorney - Chief of Police, City of Allentown Police Department

“The Allentown Police Department and I, wholeheartedly appreciate the "Community Partners 4 Kids" program. Over the years, we have worked collaboratively in numerous programs including the recent "B-Safe workshops as well as the eleven child ID events presented jointly throughout 2016. We also very much appreciate the child safety handbooks repeatedly supplied to us. Without this assistance, it would have been difficult for the department to carry out these goals.

We look forward to a continued collaborative working relationship which will be long lasting and beneficial to the children and residents of the City of Allentown. ”

Kids Discovery Expo – DaVinci Science Center

“Thanks to your generous support, the May 3rd Kids Discovery Expo, held at the DaVinci Science Center, was once again a tremendous success”

Lynn N. – Parent at State Rep Rosemary Browne ID Event

“Keeping our children safe is a priority. The Child ID program is an excellent resource for families in our neighborhood.”

American Bank

“Thank you for the opportunity for American Bank to participate as a host of a Child ID event. You should be proud of the Child ID program and the peace of mind that it provides to parents”