HIP opened the Hazleton One Community Center, (#HOCC), nearly five years ago offering low cost or no cost educational, cultural and athletic opportunities to economically disadvantaged families within an atmosphere that fosters trust and respect.
Our instagram page @hip_beings will introduce you to some of our students and a few of the mentors who have worked with them #HIPbeings#HIPbeingShanelle#WhyweHIP
Several years ago we introduced the Hazleton Integration Project (#HIP) as a catalyst for positive change in our area. We believed that whatever differences exist between the people who now call Hazleton home are far outweighed by the common sense of humanity that binds us together.
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!