Penn State Tutors Visit Hazleton One Community Center Virtual Tutoring Students!

On March 28th Education majors from Penn State University visited the Hazleton One Community Center to work with the After School Scholars in HIP's virtual tutoring program

 

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Luzerne County Disproportionate Minority Contact Youth and Law Enforcement Forum

The Hazleton One Community Center hosted the first Luzerne County Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Youth and Law Enforcement Forum on Tuesday, March 7th. Young adults from a number of area high schools met with law enforcement officers from state, city and school police forces and began the process of opening a dialogue. At the end of the session both groups offered great feedback and spoke about developing a better understanding of the tensions and stresses  each group experiences. We are already in the planning stages for additional events that can keep the dialogue going and foster even greater communication and trust between the groups.

The following pictures portray a series of role playing exercises where the young adults are tasked with acting like law enforcement while law enforcement was asked to react like young adults in a variety of scenarios.DMC Collage

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: After School Scholars Program

On Thursday, March 2, the Keystone Job Corp. came to our center and read to some of our students from the After school Scholars Program! The beautiful stories from the Dr. Seuss books came to life with the Keystone Job Corp staffs storytelling. Thank You! Keystone Job Corp. for the time, backpacks, stickers, and hats that you all gave to our students here at the Hazleton One Community Center!

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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.

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American Creed

"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‚Äôs promise across a deep divide documentary by Citizen Film." 

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Thank You for all your Support!

We had a very successful Holiday Line-Up.  

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