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Winners of Seniors Got Talent Announced

April 13, 2017

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) fifth annual Seniors Got Talent drew a crowd of approximately 500 to recognize the talents of individuals 55 and older, while also raising funds for UNC’s active older adult community programs.  Winners selected by a panel of celebrity guest judges were (left to...

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UNC Announces New Board Members and Officers

April 4, 2017

UNC recently announced two new members of the agency’s Board of Directors, as well as a new slate of Board Officers. New members of the Board are Justin MacGregor, Human Resources Director, Lackawanna County, and Peter Rosecrans, General Manager, Lockheed Martin.  The newly elected officers are: Thaddeus Kenny, President; Rose Broderick,...

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UNC’s Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center Elects New Council

April 4, 2017

Members of UNC's Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center recently elected their new Council.  The group was chosen by the Center’s general membership and is tasked with supporting the programs provided at the Center, as well as assessing and meeting the needs of its members.  The Mid Valley Active...

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NEPA Match Day Events Planned

April 3, 2017

UNC is one of 25 local nonprofit agencies participating in the Scranton Area Community Foundation's (SAF) NEPA Match Day.  Through this event, the collective is working together to raise awareness and funds, which will be matched by the SAF up to $1,000 per agency. As part of Match Day, UNC is taking part...

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Kickball Tournament to Support UNC’s Project Hope Planned

March 30, 2017

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) will host the third annual Kicks for Kids kickball tournament on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Scranton High School’s Valor Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.   The tournament, which is open to teams of all ages, raises funds for the agency’s Project...

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UNC Partners with Local Corporations, DCED on South Scranton Revitalization

March 24, 2017

UNC, in collaboration with Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company, PNC Bank, and PPL Electric Utilities, recently received approval to take part in the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s (DCED) Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP). Through this tax credit program, UNC will be able to make significant capital and programmatic...

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Wegmans Employees Raise More Than $20,400 for UNC’s Food Bank

March 20, 2017

Employees at Wegmans in Scranton raised more than $20,400 to support United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) food bank and Thanksgiving program.  Cashiers asked customers to make a small donation, which added up to a huge contribution! Pictured (left to right) at the check presentation are: Katie Snyder, Stephen Laspina,...

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UNC’s SCOLA Learning Center Receives Materials from ProLiteracy

March 13, 2017

UNC's SCOLA (Scranton Council on Literacy Advance) Learning Center recently received a grant of about $2,000 in new materials from the ProLiteracy National Book Fund. The new English as a Second Language (ESL) education materials will replace out-of-date editions previously used by the agency. SCOLA offers free ESL and citizenship education,...

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UNC Offering Diabetes Self-Management Program

March 9, 2017

Do you need help controlling your diabetes? UNC's Community Health Department is offering free, evidence-based workshops designed to help you take charge of your symptoms. Each workshop takes place over the course of six sessions, and caretakers are also welcome to attend.  If you would like to learn more about this...

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Registration Open for Kickball Tournament to Support UNC’s Project Hope

March 2, 2017

UNC will host the third annual Kicks for Kids kickball tournament on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Scranton High School’s Valor Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.   The tournament, which is open to teams of all ages, raises funds for the agency’s Project Hope Summer Camp, which provides local...

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