On Thursday May 17, the Scholars had their annual Open House, where we welcome the community into our center. We showcased projects the scholars have worked on throughout the year, we gave tours of our facility, and we provided crucial information: next semester applications, summer camp, and upcoming programs for the children.
This year we had more than 200 community members come into our center where they explored and saw what we do! Thank you to our students, thank you to our teachers, and thank you to our staff, we have brought the children from this community opportunities they maybe would have never experienced. We invite you to keep posted on what we do, call our center for information, because we are here to serve the community and bring positive change to strive for Diversity!
On May 3 our #Scholars had the pleasure and opportunity to explore Lafayette College. Where they saw the campus in its glory, and got to talk to Joe about his days at Lafayette. Our Scholars took some workshops, attended classes, and overall took steps towards their futures. #LafayetteCollege
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.