Wilkes University’s SHINE receives grant from United Way of Wyoming Valley

February 9th, 2017 2:34 pm

United Way of Wyoming Valley (UWWV) presented $80,000 in grant funding to Wilkes University’s SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) program at the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center. SHINE provided home-based visitation services and year-round after-school programs for at-risk students and their families. At the check presentation, from left, are: Jimmy Ardito, GAR SHINE participant; Bill Jones, president/CEO, UWWV; Carol Nicholas, executive director, SHINE of Luzerne County; Patrick Endler, board chairman, UWWV; Kevin Chwaites, GAR SHINE participant; and Jennifer Deemer, vice-president of Community Impact, UWWV.