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Pine Brook Revitalization Project Moves Forward

July 6, 2020

Plans to revitalize the Pine Brook section of Scranton are moving forward. Earlier this year, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania received funding from the state, the Margaret Briggs Foundation, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation to devise an improvement plan for the area of Scranton that falls between Olive...

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UNC Offers New Lifelong Wellness Program

July 6, 2020

Beginning July 6, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania is offering a new Lifelong Wellness Program. The program provides a variety of social, educational, and recreational activities each week to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. Sessions include topics such as mindfulness, art, researching your family history, activities with your...

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UNC’s Project Hope Offering At-Home Programming

June 26, 2020

Project Hope, the day camp run by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is offering free at-home programming for children this summer. In-person camp at the Camp Kelly location was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. Take-home boxes of food and activities for children ages 5 to 18 will be provided...

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Precautions and Procedures for Yellow Phase of Reopening

June 9, 2020

A Message to Our Friends, Neighbors, Program Participants and Visitors: As our county moves into a “yellow phase” with fewer restrictions on business operations, United Neighborhood Centers will gradually reopen more on-site services. In the interest of health and safety, we have made some modifications and will be implementing new procedures...

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UNC to Participate in NEPA Gives on June 5

May 26, 2020

On Friday, June 5, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will join other area non-profits in a day of giving sponsored by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center. From 12:00 am to...

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Navigating through Grief after a Loss

May 20, 2020

Grief is a process that affects us emotionally, socially, physically, and mentally. UNC offers a Life After Loss bereavement group to help individuals navigate the process of grief in all its forms as well as the practical matters a loss presents. In a recent episode on ECTV, UNC’s Director of Community...

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UNC’s Smoking Cessation Program Featured on ECTV

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us thinking more about our health. If you’re a smoker, are you thinking about quitting? UNC offers a Smoking Cessation program called Freedom from Smoking, which is sponsored by the American Lung Association. In a recent episode on ECTV, UNC’s Director of Community Health...

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Camp Kelly and Project Hope Cancelled for 2020

May 15, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the risks it poses to the safety of campers and their families, UNC’s Project Hope and Camp Kelly summer camps are cancelled for 2020. The camps host around 400 children each year. With children riding buses to the day camp, overnight campers staying together...

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Community Education Classes Available Online

May 7, 2020

During this time of social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, UNC's Community Education Department is offering free distance learning opportunities. English as a Second Language, Family Literacy, and Citizenship classes are now available online. Telephone conversation partners where you can work one-on-one with a tutor to improve your...

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Fresh Food Access for Postive Health

May 6, 2020

. For more information about UNC’s food programs and how you can access them during the COVID-19 crisis, visit...

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