Educational Outreach at the Scranton Cultural Center

By profession a banking executive and business attorney, Joseph Solfanelli also takes an active role in his community. Attorney Joseph Solfanelli stands out as a charter board member and original incorporator of the Scranton Cultural Center, which he also serves as part of its executive committee.

At the Scranton Cultural Center in Pennsylvania, children of all ages can experience the wonder of live performance. The Center’s Children’s Series offers a variety of shows for young audiences, from musical theater to puppet shows. A field trip program, recently expanded to include offerings for high school students, welcomes educators and students to school-day performances. At public audience shows, the Wiggles and Giggles program invites parents and children to share in pre-performance craft time.

The Center also hosts the Lamar Franklin Institute’s innovative Science Series, which presents science concepts in a lively and engaging performance format. Shows are available for pre-kindergarten through grade two and for grades three through eight. Schools, camps, and other children’s programs may also participate in A Day at the Cultural Center, which combines exploration of the building’s history and architecture with participatory workshops in the performing and visual arts. Additionally, the Center’s History Mystery Tour lets groups of any age explore the Masonic Temple’s storied history while learning about magic from the award-winning Damian the Magician.


New Center for Holistic Health at University of Scranton

With an office based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph Solfanelli draws on approximately four decades of experience. Alongside his private practice, he has worked with First Liberty Bank and Allied Services for the Handicapped. Attorney Joseph Solfanelli earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Scranton and his JD from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School or Law.

A Jesuit school, the University of Scranton provides opportunities for learning that fit the idea of cura personalis, originated by the order’s founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Cura personalis is a Latin phrase meaning care of the whole person. St. Ignatius coined the phrase when he wrote a letter to one of the members of his order, encouraging him to take better care of his health.

As part of this mission to care for the whole person, the University of Scranton has begun planning a new center for rehabilitation education. The center will include the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and exercise science. It will serve both graduate and undergraduate students, providing them with necessary training to become holistic and ethical practitioners.