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Scranton Healthy Aging Campus Opens

September 22, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 21, UNC opened the doors to the Scranton Healthy Aging Campus! All area senior centers have been closed since March due to COVID-19, so staff and visitors were delighted to see and talk to each other in person, at a...

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UNC Celebrates Welcoming Week

September 18, 2020

For one week each September immigrants and long-time residents come together in communities across our country to build connections, promote cross-cultural understanding, and raise awareness of the economic, social, and cultural benefits of being a welcoming community. In years past, UNC has joined with community partners to host Welcoming Scranton...

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UNC Seeks Input for Pine Brook Plan

August 27, 2020

UNC's Community Revitalization Team is seeking input from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders in the Pine Brook section of Scranton to help guide the direction of the neighborhood's future. The Pine Brook area falls between Olive Street and New York Street, and between the Lackawanna River and North Washington Avenue. Residents...

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Housing Coalition Releases COVID-19 Housing Survey

August 26, 2020

The Lackawanna County Housing Coalition has released a housing needs survey to collect critical, up-to-date information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the residents of Lackawanna County. The survey is intended for tenants, landlords, homeowners, and community organization staff and is available online in both English and Spanish...

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UNC Child Care Centers to Support Online Learning

August 21, 2020

To help working parents with the demands of online school this fall, UNC is offering support for virtual learning in our three Child Care Centers. Children from all school districts are welcome, and staff have been working with the Scranton School District to align with their educational requirements. UNC’s Child...

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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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