"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy teams up with his Stanford University colleague Condoleezza Rice to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.Their thorny, cross-partisan inquiry frames the stories of activists, each of whom is striving to realize his or her own vision of America’s promise across a deep divide documentary by Citizen Film."
One of the feature stories is about one of our Co-founders Joe Maddon. We had the pleasure to have the First Screening in our center. Now the nation has seen the perspective of these individulas who are making a difference in their own unique way. Check out the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG_IDuDQYPg . The question is, What does the American Dream mean to you? #AmericanCreed
Recently HIP was nominated for a National Prestigious Award: The Renewal Awards. That came together as a collaboration between The Atlantic and Allstate, the Reward seeks to illuminate grassroot solutins to challenges faced by communities around the country in an unsettling economic era. Thanks to the community, our volunteers students, well everyone in general for voting.
Like you all, we are anxious to hear the results, but we wont know until the middle of March. Just to highlight one of our best moments meet Chris, Eduardo and Angelica, who did a tremendous job asking for help!
The Hazleton Integration Project is a community-based effort that seeks to unite the people of many different cultures who now call Hazleton home. The project is the brainchild of Hazleton native and Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon, who has been named Manager of the Year three times and who recently managed the Cubs to their first World Series tittle since 1908.
Maddon and HIP leaders believe that diversity can be a city’s greatest strength and through interacting with different cultural groups we develop a greater understanding of our common humanity while learning to appreciate our cultural similarities and differences.
For our efforts the Hazleton Integration Project was awarded the 2014 Human & Civil Rights Award from the Pennsylvania State Education Association.