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Appreciation Award Received

Recently Partners In Progress was recognized by the Tioga Bradford County Housing Authority for our volunteer work.  Pictured below are staff from the Central PA Food Bank, local officials, and PIP’s Executive Director, K. Irene Morgan and other PIP staff.

Roger Bunn – Tioga County Commissioner

Wendy Swingle – Tioga County Housing Authority Board of Directors

Amy Walters – Public Housing Program Manager

Andrea Smithgall – Resident Services Coordinator

Pam Hicks- Mobile Distribution and Programs Manager

Travis Berg- Director of the Northern Tier

Tara Davis- Director of Agency Services and Outreach

Remarkable Woman Award!

Remarkable Woman 2020: Irene Morgan

Generous Holiday Donation!

Southwestern Energy presented Partners In Progress with this check today in the amount of $2,500.00. The funds are to be used for Christmas gifts and holiday cheer for approximately 200 Individuals that Partners In Progress serves.

Pictured from left to right:
Mike Narcavage-Senior Government and Community Affairs Manager, Southwestern Energy
K. Irene Morgan – Executive Director, Partners In Progress
Jesse Remick-NE Appalachia Support Svc Supervisor Facilities Services, Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found at http://www.swn.com.

PIP in the parade

Last Saturday several PIP’ers walked or rode on the float during Mansfield’s annual 4th of July parade! The Hawaiian-themed float and outfits were a big hit with the crowd!

PIP Golfers!

Partners In Progress employees took part in the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 15th. Our stylish golfers included Shane Milheim, Corey Johnson, Sarah Weiskopf, and Joseph Rogers. Nice job!


Thank you Northwest!

Mansfield’s Northwest Bank just received a beautiful new makeover inside. As part of their celebration, they have donated $1000 to Partners In Progress!

Branch Manager Valerie Sticker and PIP Executive Director K. Irene Morgan

PIP Executive Director K. Irene Morgan accepted the check on behalf of Partners In Progress. “Partners In Progress’ vision is to help create a community that is inclusive and progress,” said Morgan. “This acknowledgment from Northwest Bank demonstrates that our communities are on the right track and we look forward to future partnerships.”

Morgan added, “These monies are targeted toward the purchase of equipment to be used for sensory integration. This fascinating process takes information through ones’ physical senses and put it together with stores information to create a meaningful response. Positive results have occurred in persons with autism, ADD and ADHD.  Some of these dollars will also go toward Highland Chocolates where our plan is to modernize the chocolate factory while still producing high-quality handmade chocolates.”

Northwest Bank donated all of their old office furniture to My Neighbors’ Closet and purchased chocolates from Highland Chocolates to give to their customers during their open house!

Thank you SO MUCH Valerie Stickler and Northwest Bank!!!

PIP rocks the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament!

The final bowling competition was held last night and Maple Lanes was packed with competitors and fans. Congratulations to all competitors and medalists!


20th Anniversary Cake!

Connie Shaw, a former PIP staff member, was incredibly kind and brought us a celebratory cake to mark our 20th Anniversary! It was delicious! Thanks, Connie!!!

Irene Morgan joins Mansfield Lions Club

At the Mansfield Lion’s Picnic earlier this month, the club installed new members, including Irene Morgan, Executive Director of Partners In Progress.

“My decision to join the Mansfield Lions Club was driven by the opportunity to combine my interest in contributing to a philanthropic mission with my background and strength as a human service leader for the past 20+ years,” says Morgan. “I have witnessed firsthand the good works that our local Lions Club has done in the community over the years and was so honored to be asked to join.”

Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.


Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

The Mansfield Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, PA – 7 p.m.

Earth Day volunteers honored for service

Marilyn Jones from Mill Cove recently presented certificates to staff, employees, and volunteers with Partners In Progress who helped out at the 6th annual Earth Day at Mill Cove in April.

L-R: Cindy Frost (Staff), Marilyn Jones (Mill Cove),  Kaitlyn (volunteer), Jesse Monks (employee), Beverly Queal (employee), David (volunteer), Titus (volunteer), Ken Smith (Staff).

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