2018 GRANTS

 

$25,000.00 Greater Wilkes-Barre Growth Partnership

This request for $25,000/1 year in funding will enable the Wilkes-Barre Connect Pitch program to continue the momentum of last year's launch and continue covering the $10,000 in event costs, and allow Wilkes-Barre Connect to grow and expand its programs and services to local businesses, including the Pitch education and training program, for which $15,000 of this request will be contributed.

 

$25,000.00 Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania

This request for $25,000/1 year in funding will enable the Wilkes-Barre Connect Pitch program to continue the momentum of last year's launch and continue covering the $10,000 in event costs, and allow Wilkes-Barre Connect to grow and expand its programs and services to local businesses, including the Pitch education and training program, for which $15,000 of this request will be contributed.Requesting funding to serve individuals who present with mental health issues and are in need of professional counseling services. Services provide goal-directed interventions for diagnosable conditions to make gains in symptom reduction, improve self-management and restore or enhance daily functioning.

 

$25,000.00 Lackawanna Historical Society and Glynis M. Johns

Using Professor Glynis M. John's preliminary research as a foundation, she in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society (LHS), propose to develop a special collection African Americans who have been residents of and contributors to Scranton, PA for more than 150 years. The African American Archival Project of Scranton, PA will be stored and maintained at LHS as well as shared and linked with Albright Memorial Library for its inclusion in the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives to further promote its usage and encourage additions to the documents.

 

$15,000.00 Nativity Miguel School of Scranton 

Requesting support to fund a comprehensive visual arts program which will provide impoverished students access to high quality art instruction; opportunities to showcase their work; and an ability to give back to others who may not have access to this educational medium. The program will also establish a NativityMiguel School Art Gallery, which will become a focal point for not only our students, but also for various forms of community engagement.

 

$4,000.00 Scranton Shakespeare Festival

The Scranton Shakespeare Festival respectfully requests a grant of $4,000 to support its 2018 summer season which will include Shakespeare's "As You Like It"; the musicals "Footloose" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"; a reimagined version of "The Tempest" featuring only four actors; a new play entitled "Sycorax", an original prequel to "The Tempest"; and an adaptation of "Hansel and Gretal" created and performed by local high school students. All performances will be completely free and open to the public, and will be staged at various venues in Scranton.

 

$25,000.00 Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County 

The Treatment Court Advocacy Center (TCAC) is seeking funds to purchase a building to provide transitional housing for women and women with children. Many times women do not have safe or even any housing options, we would like to resolve this dilemma.

 

$25,000.00 United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA 

The Immigrant Leadership Education and Development program has been designed to assist Scranton-area immigrants exercise their leadership potential by participating in workshops presented by guest speakers including the chief of police, nonprofit and civic groups and taking on various leadership roles in the community. Participants will become a source of knowledge for other underrepresented groups in their community and gain experience collaborating with community members they may otherwise not normally interact with.

 

$100,000.00 Marywood University 

Special Grant to be directed to the President's Discretionary Fund

 

Total 2018 $244,000.00

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