Celebrating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

The Leadership Lackawanna teen program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT), recently celebrated the end of the 2021-2022 program year with a ceremony held at the Hilton Scranton. Leadership Lackawanna’s seven-month TLT program develops the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors and provides real-world experiences in the areas of financial literacy, health care, STEAM, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and community service.

Throughout the program, students were engaged in a variety of sessions facilitated by local organizations. Their program culminated with the allocation of $8,000 in grant money from the Scranton Area Foundation to 4 deserving local non-profits that were selected by the students.

Students participating from Dunmore High School were: Colleen Blockberger, Ayman Mounota, and Morgan Seamon, and from Holy Cross High School, Giulianna Mazza, Mary McHugh,and Ceceilia Otis, 

Leadership Lackawanna Hold Fundraising Raffle

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program Class of 2022 is presenting a fundraising raffle event for Mercatili-Segilia Park during Scranton Ice Fest 2022 when 50-50 tickets and raffle basket opportunities will be available outside of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce building, 222 Mulberry St. Scranton, on Friday, Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. 

Raffle tickets will be sold at a cost of $10 for five tickets and $15 for 10 tickets. Tickets will be eligible for baskets and gift cards from Mendicino’s, Meal Prep Grind, Kriger Pipeline, Autumn Granza Photography, Pronko Jewelers, ShopRite/ACE Hardware, Kalahari, Greater Scranton YMCA, as well as cash prizes. Raffle ticket sales are cash-only.

This two-day fundraising event will benefit Mercatili-Segilia Park located at 4046 Birney Avenue, Moosic. Winners will be drawn on Saturday, Feb. 5t, after 3 p.m. and winners’ names will be posted on Leadership Lackawanna’s Facebook page. 

All funds raised will be used to support improvements to the park that will be carried out by Leadership Lackawanna’s Mercatili-Segilia Park project team in coordination with the Mercatili-Segilia Park Committee. The team began fundraising in 2021 and planned improvements include refurbishing the park’s picnic tables, benches and gazebo, and installing signage. Businesses and individuals interested in donating to the park’s revitalization can email Leadership Lackawanna program at moosicparkproject@gmail.com.

Leadership Lackawanna’s “Mercatili-Segilia Park” project team includes Ore Ajakaiye of Procter & Gamble, Julian Beck of Lowes, Tyler Day of NEPA Alliance, Michael Fedorisin of Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pamela Goodall of Webster Towers/HBS Management Company, Adrienne Pierangeli Masters of Brian J. Cali and Associates, Jess Meoni of The Honesdale National Bank, Laurel Radzieski of Lackawanna College, Richard Rogalewicz of Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton, and Elizabeth Warrick of Benco Dental.

The mission of the Mercatili-Segilia Park Committee is to ensure the community has a clean, well-maintained park – including pavilion and playground for all to enjoy. 

Leadership Lackawanna is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization in northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to community leadership and professional development. Its five programs – Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Leadership U, Core, Executive and Welcome Scranton! – enhance the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders, enabling them to better serve in our communities, workplaces and organizations. Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,400 community leaders. For more information, visit leadershiplackawanna.com.

Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2021-2022 includes, front row, from left: Marlea Tsakonas, Penn State Scranton; Rachel Rizzardi and Skavi O. Ballinas, Procter & Gamble; Laurel Radzieski, Lackawanna College; Jessica C. Meoni, The Honesdale National Bank; Kaitlin R. Gardier, NBT Bank; Bridget Connor, FNCB Bank; Adrienne Mellott, Keystone College; Molly Baron, Marywood University; Erika Mills, Procter & Gamble; Mariam C. Garcia, Tobyhanna, Army Depot. Second row: Antella Brzenchek, Marywood University; Julian Beck, The Azek Company; Lauren Tomaino, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Talia Walsh, Quest Studio; Michael Cioffari, FNCB Bank; Ore Ajakaiye, Procter & Gamble; Kimberly A. Benjamin, Prudential; Adrienne Pierangeli Masters, Brian J. Cali and Associates; Christina Cannon, Penn Foster; Elizabeth Warrick, Benco Dental; Megan Cerco, Allied Services Hospice; William L. Sweeney, Penn East Federal Credit Union. Third row: Richard Rogalewicz, Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton; Michael Alexander Fedorisin, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Brandon Whipple, Greater Scranton YMCA; Tyler Day, NEPA Alliance; Jo Ann Durdan, Penn State Scranton; Ricardo Horn, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Jared T. Kukosky,  The Azek Company. Missing from photo: Donna J. Kane, Fidelity Bank; Robert Jeffery McLaughlin, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Pamela Goodall, Webster Towers/HBS Management Company.