Welcoming Scranton Draws Newcomers and Long-Time Residents Together

September 13, 2019

Hundreds of long-term local residents and newcomers to our country came together for the 3rd Annual Welcoming Scranton in Connors Park on Sept. 7. Attendees from around the globe enjoyed a beautiful day together with local organizations providing food, kids activities, information about community resources, and more. A Welcoming Guide...


UNC Receives $500,000 RACP Grant for Women’s Business Incubator

August 22, 2019

The state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) has awarded United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) a $500,000 grant to establish a women's business incubator in South Scranton. This grant will help advance UNC’s work in converting parts of the landmark Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. building in the...


UNC Receives $1,000 Sponsorship from Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

August 8, 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials presented United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) with a $1,000 sponsorship to support UNC’s fifth annual Farm to Fork fundraiser. The event will take place on Aug. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stone Meadow Gardens in Clarks Summit. Proceeds from Farm to Fork...


ARTS Engage! Grant to Support Illumination Arts Program

June 24, 2019

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) was awarded a $20,000 ARTS Engage! grant from Lackawanna County’s Office of Arts and Culture. The grant will support our Illumination Youth Arts programming for the 2019/2020 school year.

The county’s Office of Arts and Culture supports activities that are directed...


UNC Joins Highmark in Walk for a Healthy Community

June 24, 2019

On Saturday, June 15, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined fellow, local health and human service organizations in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community at PNC Field in Moosic. Highmark hosts the walk each year, and participating nonprofits keep 100% of the funds they raise through...


Opening Day of Summer Market Breaks Record

May 22, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, our South Side Farmers Market had its first day outside since the fall. The weekend weather was just perfect to enjoy the first day outdoors at the market. So many people stopped by to celebrate the market's 10th anniversary that it was a record-breaking...


UNC accepts sponsorship for Farm to Form from Toyota of Scranton

May 16, 2019

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) accepted a $1,000 sponsorship for the fifth annual Farm to Fork fundraiser on August 17, which will benefit the agency’s Community Health Department.

Pictured above, from left to right, back row: Howard Sweeney, J.T. Arscott, Corey...


UNC celebrates volunteers throughout Volunteer Appreciation Month

April 30, 2019

Throughout the month of April, UNC hosted various events to celebrate the volunteers throughout the agency who help keep our programs running. From serving lunch in our active older adult centers to teaching adult literacy and ESL classes to keeping our Angel's Attic Food & Clothing Pantry stocked...


FNCB Bank makes donation to UNC

April 25, 2019

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) received a $500 donation from FNCB Bank to benefit the agency’s numerous programs. Pictured above, from left to right: Katie King, Banking Officer, Compensation/Benefits Specialist at FNCB Bank; Lisa Durkin, President & CEO of...


PPL donates socks and scarves to Angel’s Attic

April 10, 2019

Angel's Attic accepted a generous donation this week from PPL Electric Utilities, collected by their northeast regional employees. They donated 213 pairs of socks and 9 scarves to our clothing pantry. We are very grateful, especially since you can never have too many socks!