Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Progam Class: Apply Now

leadership_logo_new-copyLeadership Lackawanna is now accepting applications for the Core Program Class of 2017-2018. Leadership Lackawanna is both a leadership organization and a networking coalition. The core values of the organization include integrity, diversity, service, relationships and passion, as well as fostering and sustaining leaders.

In the 10-month Core Program, participants gain leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton region, through monthly sessions.  Areas of focus include community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely-recognized specialists.  

Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program accepts applications from candidates who live or work in Lackawanna County. The cost is $1.350 with partial scholarships available on a limited basis.  Optional graduate credit programs are available to Leadership Lackawanna participants in cooperation with Marywood University and Keystone College.  

Applications are available online or by contacting Leadership Lackawanna Director, Nicole Morristell at (570) 342-77111. The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information, visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com.

Little Sisters of the Poor Night at PNC Field

The residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence attended the third annual “Little Sisters of the Poor Night” on Tuesday, Aug. 18, as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders faced off against their division rivals, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, at PNC Field in Moosic.

LSP RailRiders 2015

Pictured from left are a few Holy Family residents who attended the third annual Little Sisters of the Poor Night at PNC Field: Ann Marie Walsh, Anne Gross, Sister Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., Frances Norton, and Sister Maureen, l.s.p.

The residents, whose attendance was made possible by a fundraiser conducted by the development and communications office at Holy Family Residence, enjoyed the festivities as well as hot dogs, soda and other refreshments.

Prior to the 7:05 p.m. game time, Sister Maureen, l.s.p., provided an on-field interview about Holy Family Residence and the Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor throughout the world. Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p., threw out a ceremonial first pitch of the game.

UNICO Presents Service Awards

UNCO Service Awards - Distinguished Directors

At the recent Service Awards Dinner, President Jim Mack presented the Keystone Chapter’s Distinguished Director’s Service Award. Pictured from left are Tom Carlucci, Ernie DeStefano, Ray Tropeano, President Mack, Joe Michalczyk, Marilyn Vitali, Carmela Iannetta and Charter Board President Peter Noto.

UNICO Service Awards - Service Above Self

Additionally, President James Mack presented the Chapter’s “Service Above Self” Award. Pictured from left are President Jim Mack and “Service Above Self” award recipients Cathy Bianchi, John N. Mecca and Ernie DeStefano.