HIP Community Science Night held on Thursday May 18!

Additionally, the Community Science Night serves as the culminating celebration for the Penn State Maymester, a 3-credit course that brings College of Education students from across the commonwealth to Hazleton for a two-week intensive teaching experience. During the Maymester course, the Penn State pre-service teachers spend their days teaching and learning alongside mentor teachers in the Hazleton Area School District. The mentor teachers from Arthur Street Elementary and the Hazleton Elementary/Middle School guide the Penn State students who are learning about teaching English Learners in an urban school setting.

After school, the Penn State students were asked to design and implement a STEM enrichment project in an effort to apply their course learning to planning and implementing instruction for diverse learners, many of whom are still in the process of learning English.

Riley Young, a junior at Penn State University Park who is studying to become a K-12 Spanish teacher as well as an ESL Specialist, says “the past two weeks in the Afterschool Scholars program have been an exciting experience that has taught me so much and community science night is the grand finale in which both Penn State teachers and the elementary students get to celebrate their accomplishments.”

Kelly Weaver, a sophomore at Penn State University Park who is studying to become a high school English teacher as well as an ESL Specialist added “this program has allowed me to gain real classroom experience with great mentor teachers in the HASD. This experience will continue to guide me through my future career in education. The afterschool scholars program allowed me to see the students in a community-based setting as opposed to a school classroom and that has expanded my understanding of what it means to be a teacher.”

Both the Afterschool Scholars program and the Hazleton Maymester are under the direction of Penn State doctoral student, Andrea Kolb. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kolb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CTC: Together We Can


 Our Youth Outreach members: Communities that Care (CTC) created and painted a mural with the guidance of artists Jason Braun. All that were involved worked numerous hours to accomplish this beautiful peace of art, that just by looking at it inspires unity and acceptance. Our HOPE is that from this mural many more can be created around Hazleton, so that everytime "Hazletonians" take a look at one they feel unified and not alone. Thank you CTC members, and Thank you Jason Braun! 


HIP's Playground Grand Opening!

On Thursday June 15 the Hazleton One Community Center had its Grand opening for the Playground that will serve as a recreational facility for all the children involved in our center. The playground was donated by Hazleton Creek Properties LLC, who also donated a complete MAC Computer lab to our center. Our very own Joe Maddon and Frank DeAndrea received and inagurated the playground. Thank you, Mr. William Rinaldi for your support to our cause and center!

Beaver Dreams


The children had a great time enjoying the comedy show Beaver Dreams provided on Wednesday June 14. Some children even stayed behind to talk to the performers, who were very friendly and enthusiastic. Great performance from the Lost & Found Puppets Company!


HIP Community Science Night held on Thursday May 18!


The Hazleton Integration Project hosted the 2nd annual Community Science Night on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The event showcased the STEM projects that have been completed throughout the academic year by the students and teachers in the Hazleton One Afterschool Scholars Program.