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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Joe and Jaye Maddon @ HIP

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Joe and Jaye Maddon with our Communities that Care Youth Outreach group at the Hazleton One Community  Center

 

Joe and Jade with the kindergarden 

 

Joe and Jaye in Kindergarten. Joe looks pleased with his grade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe and jade with ASP kids

 

 

 

Joe and Jaye with our HIP After School Scholars waiting for the food to arrive

 

 

 

 

 

HIP Happening! Menu

CTC: Together We Can

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 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! 

 

Thank You! Lackawanna College

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Thank You, Lackawanna College for your donations. The  After School Scholars were Happy and overjoyed with the NEW Backpacks and school supplies! Thank you so much for helping us do greater things here at the Hazleton One Community Center!

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

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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!

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HIP Community Science Night held on Thursday May 18!

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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.

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