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Volunteers Recognized at UNC’s Active Older Adult Community Centers

May 30, 2017

Volunteers at UNC's four Active Older Adult Community Centers in Carbondale, Jessup, South Scranton, and West Scranton were recognized during National Volunteer Week for the services they provide at the centers throughout the year.  Each volunteer was presented with a certificate of recognition.  Pictured are volunteers from the West Side...

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UNC Offering ESL Home Health Aide Training

May 26, 2017

UNC is conducting an innovative new class to help English language learners enter the health care field, one of Lackawanna County's high priority occupations.  This four week course helps participants gain a working knowledge of the duties and skills required for a home health aide position. Students will also work with...

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UNC’s Youth Department to Perform “The Lion King”

May 11, 2017

UNC's Youth Department will host a production of “The Lion King” on Friday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m.  The performances are open to the public and will be held at the organization’s Burns Auditorium in the Oppenheim Center for the Arts at 1004...

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Team “Freed Brady” Wins UNC’s Kickball Tournament

May 9, 2017

Team “Freed Brady” was the winner of UNC’s recent Kicks for Kids kickball tournament.  A total of 27 teams competed in the event, which raised money to support the agency’s Project Hope Summer Camp for children from low income families.  Major sponsors of the event were the Scranton School District,...

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Inaugural Silhouette Soirée Planned at ‘Mystery’ Scranton Venue

May 9, 2017

Get ready to party down at UNC's new pop-up event, the Silhouette Soiree!  If you register, be ready to party on Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at a mystery location in Scranton!  The fun is not knowing where, but expect a divine dining experience!  Only registered guests will receive...

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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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