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December 6, 2018
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Namedropper, 12/6/18

Grant helps


The Community Intervention Center of Lacka-wanna County is now able to provide clients with a computer lab, thanks to a $9,000 grant from the Scranton Area Foundation.

The grant allows the clients the opportunity to use today’s technology to better improve their current circumstances, said Kimberly Cadugan, executive director of the Community Intervention Center.

“This is a huge asset to the agency; our old computers were outdated and in poor condition,” she said.

Jason Griffiths, CIC PSH case manager, and James Moore, CIC behavioral health social worker, accepted the grant from Scranton Area Foundation representatives, including Alan Hughes, board member; Rosemary Broderick, board chairwoman; Laura Ducceschi, president/CEO; Dana Hunter, administrative coordinator; and Ken Okrepkie, vice chairman.

This grant was requested for the project “Bridging the Digital Divide.” The project is intended to help marginalized individuals build crucial computer skills, gain access to information, enable easy access to applications for public benefits, assist with résumé building along with housing and employment searches, among other opportunities, according to the organization.

Super students

Members of Riverside High School’s Lady Vikes basketball team, including Maria Laboy, Lissy Rios, Allie Nenish, Marli Hoskins, Bella McKeefery, Alese Karpinski, Kayla Rose, Kylie Lavelle, Kaitlyn Slaboda, Leah Hodick and Emily Taylor, volunteered to help out at the Children’s Produce Market.

The free market is offered monthly to families through the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

High notes

Marywood University students Sarah Wagner, senior theater student, and Angela Klawiter, freshman elementary education and theater minor student, received special recognition from the American College Theatre Festival for their performance in the university’s production of “Wonder of the World.”

Wagner, Dunmore,and Klawiter, Vestal, New York, both were cited for excellence as performers and were nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award auditions at the regional festival in January.

The production received commendation for “Excellence in Student and Alumni Design Collaboration,” citing the scenic design by recent graduate Tiffany Atkins, Tunkhannock; lighting design by Jakob Pepper, Honesdale, junior theatre student; and Helena Rankin, Groton, New York, senior theater student.

“We are extremely proud of the production and the hard work that our students put forth to make the production such a success,” said Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theater and director of the theater program at the university.

The student designers will enter their work for competition at the regional festival at Montclair State University in January.

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