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Oscar Vance launches Vance Community Partners in Norristown


By GARY PULEO
gpuleo@timesherald.com

NORRISTOWN — American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote that age is opportunity no less than youth itself.

Oscar Vance must agree, because the former Chief County Detective with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office is bringing young and old together with the ambitious nonprofit Vance Community Partners.

“We’re looking to make a difference to empower youth and the elderly,” Vance said.

 “The elderly are where the youth are going to learn from. If a kid can’t absorb the rules and regulations for their household, how can we expect those same kids to go out into the community and respect themselves, the community, the police, their teachers and all those other people they come in contact with? It all starts in the household.”
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