The Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership was developed as a 501 c (3) organization to fulfill its mission statement “ Make the Greater Hazleton Area the best place to live, learn, work, worship and play”.
The guide to start achieving this goal was the original Zogby International report that drove the partnership to specific projects to improve our area. Most of the original projects have been completed others are still in progress.
As the GHACP started to mature it was found that the key to fulfilling the mission statement was to help other fledging volunteer groups achieve their specific projects to improve the communities they lived in.
One of the first major projects was the Appalachian Community Learning Project that helped introduce the GHACP to all area non-profit groups and local municipalities by offering free training from the Rennslerville Learning Center. This project not only demonstrated how to engage government, private organizations, businesses and ordinary citizens to work together to obtain our vision but also offered $1,200 mini grants to help fund their specific project. Other groups then started coming to the partnership to help achieve their projects through the training, administrative support, grant writing and fund raising experience that the partnership provided.
State Representative Todd Eachus, D-116 who was one of the original Steering Committee members and has referred many volunteer groups to the partnership saying “the partnership was created because we needed an organization that could do many things for many people”.
As can be seen by reviewing the details of the completed successful projects listed below that the Civic Partnership has and continues to help volunteers complete their projects to improve the communities we live in.
Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership
20 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201-6418