Downtown Hazleton Revitalization Strategies

Leadership on the Rise! Program

The Leadership on the Rise program has been designed to help immigrants and other new members of the community understand how our local institutions operate, stimulate passion for community service, and nurture leaders who will help sustain the revitalization of Downtown Hazleton and our partner organizations. ‚ÄčIt also provides opportunities for representatives of our local Non-Profit and Community Organizations to meet the program participants and see how they can help transform our community.


The pilot program was conducted virtually in 2020 with more than 20 participants, thanks to funding from our PA DCED Neighborhood Partnership Program partners, Wells Fargo and the Reading & Northern Railroad. A second program will be offered soon. For more information contact Fermin Diaz, Main Street Program Coordinator, at fdiaz@acecmam.com or 570-599-9670.