The Leadership Lackawanna Core program Class of 2017-2018 will complete four service projects this year. As part of the 10-month curriculum, participants collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to complete various projects. In doing so, it helps enhance participant leadership skills and fosters teamwork. These projects impact the community, address a need and result in a tangible end product. The projects this year will benefit:

1. Anthracite Heritage Museum: In honor of 250 years of anthracite coal mining in the United States, the Leadership team will help the community to “Rediscover the Anthracite Heritage Museum.” This project has two main goals - to celebrate the museum’s unique history and culture and to increase patronship - and will consist of an event and the creation of a recognition/sponsorship plaque.

2. Inaugural Scranton Founders Day Lackawanna Heritage Valley: The Leadership Lackawanna group will develop a “founder’s day” type event celebrating local heritage. This free, family-friendly community event will be held at the Olive Street Trailhead along the Downtown Scranton Riverwalk on Saturday, April 28, 2018. For more info on this project, visit

3. Nay Aug Park, City of Scranton: Located in Nay Aug Park, the Pavilion, formerly known as the Everhart or Marmie Pavilion, was built in 1897. It is among the first buildings erected in the park. Time has taken a toll on this pavilion. The team will revitalize and refurbish the pavilion and complete various landscaping tasks. For more info on this project, visit

4. The Farmhouse Sanctuary: Recently founded in 2016, this farmed animal rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary has asked Leadership Lackawanna to replace a small bridge and enhance their walking trails and to possibly create a meditation area on the property. This group is having an upcoming fundraiser to support thier efforts - A Spirited Art Fundraiser on March 1st at 6:30pm. Seats are limited, so pre-register by clicking HERE

Would you like to financially support a Leadership Lackawanna class project? We currently accept PayPal donations for SEVERAL different areas of interest - including the three class projects. Please click on the Donate link below. You MUST indicate your "donation type" by writing it in the designated box when checking out.