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About ARCH

Mission Statement:

We are a coalition of parents, educators, and community members committed to promoting the well-being of youth in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. We serve as a resource to families as they help their children form a positive self-image, make healthy choices, and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD).


ARCH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Tredyffrin and Easttown. ARCH stands for "Area Residents Caring and Helping, Inc." and has been committed to helping parents since 1981. ARCH was founded by a group of Tredyffrin-Easttown School District parents in response to a local tragedy. In the early 1980's, the concept of "prevention" was just being developed and underage alcohol consumption was at an all-time high.



Parenting Teens with a Positive Twist

ARCH Community Conversation attended by more than 100 people,

September 2014


Shown in the photo taken at the event L-R: Gwenn Mascioli, Jeanne Braun, Karen Moon and Kim Zahlaway


ARCH shares information via a blast email distribution list, posts on Facebook, and events.  We invite you to SIGN-UP FOR ARCH EMAILS and FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK.


ARCH Leadership:

Kim Zahlaway – CoChair,

Susan Chronister– Treasurer,

Betsy Fadem – Asst. Treasurer,

Tricia Jennings – Secretary,

TESD Liaison

Jeanne Braun, Volunteer Coordinator,

Chris Groppe, Director, Safety & Student Services,

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