UNC Hosts Second Annual Welcoming Scranton

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Scranton, PA – On Sept 15th, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA will host the 2nd Annual Welcoming Scranton event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Connor’s Park, 515 Orchard St., Scranton.  


This event brings together long term local residents and those new to the country to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! Through our participation in Welcoming Week, a national event founded by Welcoming America, we’re demonstrating that Scrantonians of all backgrounds are coming together to create a stronger and more prosperous community.


The afternoon will be full of free activities for all ages including face painting, yoga, dance by Symmetry Dance Company, a photo booth, origami butterfly-making with Verve Vertu, painted rock art by Action NEPA, bingo, language exchange and a variety of games and activities.  A light picnic lunch will be served and additional food will be available for purchase.


For more information, please contact Chrissy Manuel, UNC’s Revitalization Manager, at 570-346-6203, ext. 105. This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Foundation, Amerihealth, Aetna Foundation, Lackawanna County, PNC Bank, PA DCED, People’s Security Bank and PPL. 


About Welcoming America


Welcoming America leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong. Welcoming America believes that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors who are vital to the success of our communities and shared future.

About United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assessing and meeting the needs of low-income families, youth, and senior citizens in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The agency’s mission is to work together with neighbors to provide services and create opportunities that empower individuals and build strong, interdependent communities. The agency accomplishes this mission through six programmatic departments (Community Services, Child Care, Youth Programs, Active Older Adult Programs, Community Education & Revitalization, and Community Health) and a Housing/Community Development Corporation. Through this diverse programming, UNC uses an innovative wrap-around approach to address the emerging needs of the community it serves.