Citizens Bank supports UNC’s programming

March 8, 2019

The support of our corporate sponsors allows us to work towards our mission of providing services and creating opportunities that empower individuals and build strong, interdependent communities. Thanks to Citizens Savings Bank for contributing to that mission!

Pictured from left to right: John W. Reuther,...


Topp Business Solutions becomes corporate sponsor

March 4, 2019

Thank you to Topp Business Solutions for being a 2019 corporate sponsor and supporting the good work we do in the community.

Pictured from left to right: Phil McCarthy, Field Manager for Topp Business Solutions; Lisa Durkin, President & CEO of UNC; and Marty Fotta,...


Wegmans Donates $15,812 to Feed a Friend

February 28, 2019

Wegmans representatives presented us with a generous donation of $15,812 for our Thanksgiving Feed a Friend program! The Dickson City store location holds a special collection each year during the holiday season to help offset the costs of the dinners we provide to more than 1,200 families with...


Old Forge Manor Makes a Donation to UNC

February 26, 2019

Old Forge Manor Personal Care Home, a Saber Healthcare Group Facility, made a generous donation to UNC with the proceeds from their Annual Soup Sale. We are so grateful for their support!

Pictured from left to right are: Allie Litchkowski, Community Liasion with Saber Healthcare;...


PPL donates $50,000 to UNC

February 8, 2019

Through our partnership in the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), PPL Electric Utilities donated $50,000 to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania to support our economic revitalization efforts in South Scranton. We are so grateful for their support of our mission to work together with neighbors to provide services and create...


Lisa Durkin becomes President/CEO of United Neighborhood Centers

February 1, 2019

The Board of Directors of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) announced on October 17, 2018 the appointment of Lisa Durkin as the new President/CEO, effective February 1, 2019. Durkin started her career at United Neighborhood Centers 20 years ago as a housing counselor. Since that time she has...


Michael Hanley retires from UNC after 30 years

January 31, 2019

Michael Hanley, CEO of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC), will retire after 30 years at the agency, effective February 1. Mr. Hanley has been instrumental in expanding the variety and the reach of the programs offered through UNC over the past three decades. UNC hosted a retirement party/fundraiser...


UNC distributes gifts to nearly 1,000 children

December 22, 2018

Thanks to our community's generosity and donations, we were able to ensure that nearly 1,000 children have gifts to open over the holidays through our annual Holiday Toy Store giveaway. We couldn't do what we do without your support! ...


UNC hosts 10th Annual Here We Come a Caroling

December 14, 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 13, United Neighborhood Centers (UNC) hosted its 10th Annual Here We Come a Caroling at the New Life Assembly of God in South Scranton. The event highlighted the ethnic traditions of residents of the Scranton area. Families were invited to come before the performance to create holiday crafts...


UNC distributes Thanksgiving dinners to families in need

November 21, 2018

UNC once again provided Lackawanna County families in need with all the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  UNC distributed food baskets to more than 1,300 families between the distributions in Carbondale and Scranton, with the help of dozens of volunteers from local schools and businesses. We are so grateful...