Community Outreach

As a land-grant institution, Penn State University plays an essential role in insuring the cultural, economic, and educational success of Pennsylvania’s citizens. For over 100 years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been Penn State Proud of its commitment to serve the local communities of northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to our degree programs, we offer applied research, workforce development, internships, personal enrichment opportunities, and speakers series. Whether it’s a program for middle- and high-school students, seminars and workshops for business executives, or hosting a community event, we are actively involved in outreach, service, and economic development. We are committed to contributing to the area where we live, study, and work, and we’re proud to say that our students, faculty, and staff individually and jointly participate in community activities, volunteerism and fundraising.

Penn State is close at hand for all in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area and the Wyoming Valley to experience and enjoy. We offer high-quality programs and services, faculty and staff excellence, student enthusiasm, and a beautiful setting. Our facilities are available for individual, community and business events. We invite you to explore the many opportunities available here at Penn State Wilkes-Barre!

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Youth Programs

It's never too early to make learning a lifelong habit.  Penn State Wilkes-Barre has a variety of programs designed to help young learners sharpen their skills, prepare for the future, and build a career foundations, or just have some fun.