Outreach invites you to attend our Community Celebration in the Center’s Backyard Green Space at 431 North Seventh Avenue.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, starting at 4:30 PM. 

Outreach will be honoring the following individuals who have had a profound impact on the organization and mission of Moving Today’s Families Forward:

  • Beth Beh, founder of EOTC/Outreach through Women’s Employment Program;
  • Maureen Pesavento (posthumously), board member, 10 years of service and establishment of an ongoing building maintenance fund; 
  • Elaine and Jim Donly, 25-year employee and husband recognizing years of service and donation of a Mighty Oak tree to the backyard green space;
  • Kristy Ryczak (posthumously), EOTC Program Manager, 10 years of service; and
  • Pamela Pangonis (posthumously), Outreach Case Manager, 5 years of service.

Outreach will also be celebrating: 

  • Completion of the new mural on the exterior wall of The Center made possible by the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture and the Lackawanna County Commissioners; and 
  • Community Partners who contributed to beautifying the backyard greenspace for staff and families to enjoy: 
    • Penn State Master Gardeners, creators and contributors to the backyard green space aesthetics/plants; and
    • Home Depot (veteran volunteers), donation and construction of the backyard green space gazebo.

This community celebration will also include a Pig Roast fundraiser. Dinners will be available for take-out for a suggested minimum donation of $10/dinner. Each dinner will include shredded pork, baked beans, pasta salad, a brownie, and a soda/water. Please join us to celebrate the individuals and organizations that allow Outreach to serve the regional community.

With respect for the individual and with the highest professional standards, Outreach offers a variety of programs that promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency. Outreach improves the lives of over 4,000 families each year with workforce and family development programs that support individuals as they navigate through life’s challenges. While many Outreach families and individuals come from disparate and often-times difficult circumstances, all share one common trait: Hope for brighter tomorrows.