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Community Relations

The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations seeks to connect the University and the Greater Scranton community. We invite area residents, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses to engage in the life of the University through campus events, special programs and collaboration. At the same time, we encourage University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting activities taking place in the Scranton area.

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Spotlight Electric City Connection

Electric City Connection - update

The Electric City Connection Project continues thanks to the generosity from the many donors and a recently awarded grant from The Scranton Area Foundation. This program, which has become a model of other cities, supports both local restaurant businesses and the people and communities facing food insecurity served by the Friends of the Poor. 

The Electric City Connection project is an effort led by The University of Scranton, Friends of The Poor Scranton , and Scranton Tomorrow to provide fresh-made meals from area restaurants to low-income residents and support the local economy during the COVID-19 crisis. A $15 donation accepted through Scranton Tomorrow is used to purchase a gift card from a participating area business which is then distributed to a low-income resident by Friends of The Poor. As of June 1 the program has raised  $27,000 in donations and received an additional $20,000 in grant funding from the Scranton Area Foundation. This equals over 3,000 meals! Read more here