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.
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!
Learn 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.
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.
Learn more about our ongoing partnership with the City of Hazleton, CAN DO, and the CAN DO Community Foundaiton 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!
Opening Soon! 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.