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Celebrating the Holidays in Song

December 7, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, United Neighborhood Centers (UNC) hosted its 9th Annual Ethnic Carol Sing at the New Life Assembly of God in South Scranton. The event highlighted the ethnic traditions of residents of the Scranton area. Families were invited to come before the performance to create holiday crafts with their...

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Thankful for the Success of the Thanksgiving Basket Program

November 22, 2017

For the 43rd year, United Neighborhood Centers (UNC) held its annual Thanksgiving Food Basket program to help needy families this Thanksgiving. Recipients lined up outside of St. Mary's Center in Scranton on Nov. 21 to receive their turkeys and three grocery bags of food, containing all of the traditional Thanksgiving...

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Registration for UNC’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program Begins November 1

October 25, 2017

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) will once again partner with WNEP-TV’s Feed-A-Friend program to provide families in need with all the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Lackawanna County families with children in the household are eligible for the program and will receive a food basket including a turkey,...

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13th Annual Chocoholic Frolic Another Success

October 24, 2017

United Neighborhood Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania's (UNC) 13th Annual Chocoholic Frolic had another successful year. Attendees were able to sample tasty treats from a 12 vendors, combining a variety of foods, flavors, and textures. The sweet and savory combinations were a particular crowd-pleaser. The proceeds of the event raised funds...

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Dunmore Cemetery Tour

September 28, 2017

The next two Sundays, the Dearly Departed Players will be hosting their popular tour of the Dunmore Cemetery.  Admission is free, but in recognition of Scranton firefighter Jim George, who retired in 1908 and used his money to hold an annual dinner for the city’s downtrodden hobos and transients until his...

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Welcoming Scranton

September 25, 2017

UNC's Community Education & Revitalization Department held the 1st Welcoming Scranton celebration at Connor's Park on Saturday, Sept. 16th.  The event brought together over 350 long term local residents and those new to the country to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! Activities included...

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Speaking of Art

September 21, 2017

This two minute video captures the special work that UNC does with youth, the value of the arts, and a great use of time after school. Take a minute and watch.  Another shout out to Rev Theatre and Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso for your dedication in making a difference...

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Family Learning Grant

September 15, 2017

The Community Education and Revitalization Department is excited to announce the receipt of another four year Family Literacy Grant. With this new grant, the number of classes will increase and two additional locations will be added. The partnership with the Scranton School District continues and a new partnership with the...

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Disco Snow White

September 7, 2017

Thank you Rev Theatre for another fabulous performance!  Once again, Co-Directors, Rosemary Hays and Rudy Caporaso made each rising performer find their talent and take it to the stage.  These shining moments on stage are life altering for the youth in UNC's programs.   Many thanks also to the PA Council on the...

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Book bag donation from Wells Fargo

September 5, 2017

Wells Fargo donated books bags loaded with school supplies.  There will be some very happy students heading to school this year with their new book bag and supplies in hand!  Thank you, Wells...

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