"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." as described 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. Meet the characters of the film....
We had a very successful Holiday Line-Up. Starting with Breakfast with Santa, who we want to take the time to thank our donors for all they donated, we were able to provide meals and gifts to more than 300 children. Followed by Around the Horn with Joe Maddon: Casino Night, which is our main fundraising event where we raised funds that will provide for the continuous year here in the Community Center. Finishing with Thanksmas, where we provided a free meal to anyone and everyone.
Once again, Thank you for all the support, all the donations, and all the interest. Without you all we couldnt have done it. We want to start the New Year with hopes to the future, so cheers to all and lets keep working together in integrating this community.
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.