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UNC Participates in Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count

February 3, 2020

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is one of several Scranton/Lackawanna County Continuum of Care member agencies who are committed to working together to improve services for the homeless in our region. During the last week of January, our local Continuum of Care agencies participated in the national Point-in-Time...

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Citizens Savings Bank Supports UNC

February 3, 2020

Citizens Savings Bank is supporting United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) as a 2020 corporate sponsor. They recently presented UNC with a check for $1,000 to support the agency’s programs and services throughout the year. Pictured, from left: Lisa Bonacci, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Marketing, Citizens Savings Bank;...

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UNC Receives $70,000 in Funding for Pine Brook Revitalization

January 9, 2020

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) has received $70,000 in funding to begin revitalization efforts in Scranton’s Pine Brook neighborhood, which borders North Scranton, Green Ridge, and downtown Scranton. UNC was awarded $25,000 in state revitalization money, a $25,000 grant from the Margaret Briggs Foundation, and $20,000 from the...

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Senator Casey Visits UNC’s West Side Active Older Adult Center

January 2, 2020

U.S. Senator Robert Casey visited United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) Active Older Adult Community Center in West Scranton on Dec. 20. The Senator recognized the veterans in attendance and spoke about issues relevant to seniors including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and how to recognize and avoid phone frauds...

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Leadership Education and Development Course Graduates Honored

January 2, 2020

Scranton Mayor-Elect Paige Cognetti joined UNC staff in honoring the graduates of our Leadership Education and Development Course at a ceremony on Dec. 11 in South Scranton. The course is designed to prepare advanced English learners to take on leadership roles in the community and covers topics such as goal...

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Bellevue Youth Top Scranton Police in Basketball

November 15, 2019

. Thank you to the Scranton Police Officers, The Greater Scranton MLK Commission, and Penn State Scranton for supporting the...

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Registrations and Donations for Thanksgiving Food Baskets Ongoing

November 15, 2019

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is once again partnering 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 age 18 and under in the household are eligible for the program and will receive a turkey,...

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Cedar Iron District Sign Unveiled

November 15, 2019

On Oct. 30, UNC gathered with community leaders, philanthropic foundations, local businesses, and other community partners at the Scranton Iron Furnaces to unveil new signage welcoming travelers from downtown Scranton to South Side. The neighborhood along Cedar and Pittston Avenues has been branded the Cedar Iron District to recognize and...

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Andrew Hailstone Honored for 50 Years of Service

October 23, 2019

commemorate his 50 years of service. Pictured left: UNC President & CEO Lisa Durkin and Andrew...

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Chocolate & Wine Frolic Raises $15,000 for SCOLA

October 23, 2019

More than 350 people filled the ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center for the 2019 Chocolate & Wine Frolic Goes Broadway on Sunday, Oct. 20. Attendees sipped wine, sampled sweet and savory chocolate dishes, and enjoyed Broadway's biggest hits performed by Stephen Murphy and Michele Conaboy McGrath. The event raised...

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