HIP is truly honored and humbled to have been selected as one of five recipients from more than 3,000 nominees to receive the 2018 Renewal Awards from The Atlantic and Allstate. This nationwide competition set out to “recognize local organizations driving positive change, finding innovative ways to make their communities stronger and bringing progress to the country.”
While we have certainly worked very hard at HIP for the past 4½ years we see this award as a tribute to our entire community. Without the partnerships we have formed with other outstanding local organizations that share our vision and the ongoing support from so many businesses we simply would not have even been a consideration for the Renewal Award. And we owe an additional “thank” you to the many volunteers who work selflessly along with us and make meeting our mission goals possible. We are truly indebted to so many of the people of Hazleton for your continued support.
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.
The March Four Our Lives was held on Saturday March 24 at 12 PM. We had more than 300 people support our children, who asked us for a platform where they could express their opinions, thoughts and voices in support of the Parkland Students. We want to thank you for supporting, for guiding and protecting our children in a time like this. #MarchFoOurLives #WeStandTall #EnoughisEnough #NeverAgain!
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