The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress worked in partnership with the Hazleton Art League, CAN BE, and other local and regional food, entrepreneurship and culinary arts education providers affiliated with The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC), to develop a comprehensive shared-kitchen incubator program designed to support aspiring and existing food entrepreneurs. Visit www.hazletonkitchen.org to learn more!
This church building now own by DHAP, with a vision to become a cultural center. LOOKING FOR FUNDING To start renovations. With fewer residents in the region, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church saw its attendance and financial resources wane. The church closed in 2004, nearly 170 years after its founding.
This newly renovated storefront space will double as a new welcome and information center for the downtown, as well as pop-up retail space for art and culinary entrepreneurs affiliated with the LaunchBox and Hayden Family Center for the Arts.
Check out how we are converting the historic (1909) Security Savings Bank Building into a city arts center, which is the new home of the Hazleton Art League!
Learn more on how we are rehabilitating and rebranding the downtown core as a center for arts and innovation--a place for cultural expression, community engagement, and social change, as well as a catalyst for economic growth.
Learn more about our ongoing partnership with the City of Hazleton, CAN DO, and the CAN DO Community Foundation to convert the vacant lot on the corner of Broad and Laurel Streets into a new city park.
Learn how we renovated a blighted property for adaptive reuse as the new Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox, and a new Welcome Center for the downtown!
Check out our initiatives to help integrate youth and the Hispanic community into the city’s business, civic, and entrepreneurial culture by providing access to educational and cultural programs, networking events, and leadership opportunities, as well as a teen program.
We are currently working with Joseph Rominski Architects (JRA) and Barry Isett & Associates on Phase IV conceptual plans of 13-15 W Broad St. (the floor above the Hazleton LaunchBox). The space has been targeted for use as a lab and biotechnology incubator.
Arts and cultural programming are key to downtown revitalization. Check out the programs, partnerships, and specific strategies we're working on to nurture cultural expression, social interaction, and innovation.