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2017 GRANTS

$5,610.00 Discovery Multiple Intelligences Preschool​

We are expanding our school to accommodate more children and provide kindergarten.

 

$10,000.00 Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind 

Over the past few years the Grtr W-B Assn for the Blind has grown is InSight Kids Club & Transition Assistance program to be year-round programs for children who are blind and visually impaired in NE PA. For the 2017-2018 school year, the Assn plans to continue its efforts for the Transition Assistance program by broadening & increasing its participation & attendance, curriculum & advocacy efforts, & individual student results.

 

$25,000.00 Greater Wilkes-Barre Growth Partnership

$25,000/1 year funding will enable the W-B Connect Pitch program to launch successfully, covering the $10,000 in event costs, and allow W-B Connect to grow and expand its programs and services to local businesses, including the implementation of the Pitch 3-month education and training program, for which $15,000 of this request will be contributed.

 

$10,000.00 Heritage Valley Partners, Inc.

Community Pavilion @ Olive Street Trailhead to serve as organization central for over 15,000 runners/walkers of 40 races by nonprofits to raise funds and awareness as well as cultural and heritage programming site near the river. The pavilion will also serve as an outdoor classroom for environmental studies with Scranton High School, Steamtown National Historic Site and other institutions.

 

$15,000.00 Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development

The Institute facilitates, convenes and provides research support for seven community volunteer issue based task forces. There s not a task force studying social service issues and these funds would allow for the formation of the task force and subsequent research.

 

$18,000.00 Scranton Public Library

The Century Club of Scranton and the Scranton Public Library have partnered to digitize the Centry Club's collections.

 

$25,000.00 United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA

Seeks to help new immigrants overcome language, cultural, and other barriers to obtaining employment or advancing careers by providing case management assistance and instruction related to employment "soft skills" job acquisition, and career development through the SCOLA Learning Center.

 

$25,000.00 Waverly Community House, Inc.​

To renovate accessible basement space in the South Wing of the building to house the new Children's Interactive and Inclusive Learning Center. This Center is building on a recent donation of children's museum exhibits and is an expansion of our current programming for children of all ages and abilities. It will also serve the dual purpose of a public service and charging station, to assist individuals and families during times of emergency, such as power outages.

 

$25,000.00 Downtown Hazleton Alliance 

This grant will fund the interior fit out of the 450 square foot Digital Arts Classroom within the new City Arts Center in downtown Hazleton, which will be used by the Hazleton Art League, Luzerne County Community College, and Power City Arts.

 

$25,000.00 Eckley Miners' Village Associates

Eckley would like to convert the interior of an underutilized miner' house to create multi-purpose space to extend our outreach, broaded our programing, and continue to provide excellent educational services to surroundings families, and schools. The functions of the renovated house could include; a touchable exhibit, local flora/fauna that can be seen at Eckley, a classroom space, and genral expansion of the sites educational programming with the aid of technological advancements.

 

$25,000.00 Geisinger Health Foundation

Creative Arts at Geisinger Community Medical Center Intensive Care Unit - Throughout 2018, certified art thearpists and local musicians will join together to create a healing art and music therapy program for the patients and families utilizing the intensive care unity at Geisinger Community Medical Center, in partnership with the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department.

 

$25,000.00 Keystone Iron Works 

In collaboration with the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (ICCIA), Keystone Iron Works (KIW) seeks funding for tow interrelated community arts initiatives that will result in permanent public sculptures: (1) cast iron sculpture workshop series for at-risk High School students; and (2) professional artists' cast iron sculptural demonstrations during the ICCCIA Conference and community Arts on Fire Festival to be held at the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces in June 2018. A selection of resulting sculptural pieces will be installed along Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA)'s public trails to highlight the area's rich industrical history and enhance the cultural landscape

 

$25,000.00 Wilkes University/Allan P. Kirby 

This grant will allow for the continuation of comprehensive business support services to nascent entrepreneurs within Northeastern PA, by Kirby Scholars (Wilkes-University students).

 

Total 2017 $240,804.00