2017 Events

Senator Laughlin’s 2017 Events

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) – Erie

East High School
1001 Atkins Street
Erie, PA 16503

April 22 from 8 am – 4 pm

Facebook Event page

GYSD is a global initiative to have youth commit to serving their community, becoming more invested in it, as well as learn the meaning of service and community!

The date for this year’s Global Youth Services Day (GYSD) is April 22nd!


7:00 am-8:45 am – Registration and Ralley; East High School
8:45 am-9:00 am – In the Huddle
9:00 am-9:30 am – Travel to Service Sites
9:30 am-1:00 pm – Service Activity
1:00 pm-1:30 pm – Travel to school auditorium
1:30 pm-4:00 pm – Lunch, Reflection, and Celebration; East High School

Our goal this year is to have over 1000 volunteers contribute over 4000 hours of service in a single day!
Interested in participating or have questions? Contact: Christal Lepak at 814-722-7189

Veterans Resource and Job Expo

Gannon University
Hammermill Center
109 University Square
Erie, Pennsylvania 16541

April 27 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Expo Flyer

Senator Dan Laughlin is pleased to announce his partnership with the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial to host the 2017 Veterans Resource and Job Expo. There will be almost 100 exhibitors in attendance dedicated to connecting veterans with valuable community resources and prospective employers. All proceeds and donations support local veteran memorials.

Interested in supporting the event? 

The registration for the Veterans expo is now at capacity. 

If you would like to be placed on the wait list for the event, please contact Melissa Hershey at mhershey@pasen.gov.

Our annual Veterans Resource and Job Expo is an event aimed at connecting our local veterans to jobs and resources in their community – we will host almost 100 services, programs, or businesses interested in providing opportunities to our veterans. This year we are partnering with the Erie Vietnam Veterans Memorial to provide essential funds towards its upkeep and services, with a goal of $15,000!

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