News & Updates from Barber National Institute

2021 Art Show Call for Entries

2021 Art Show Call for Entries

Posted on January 15th, 2021 at 12:15 PM

Youth and adult artists are invited to submit their artwork for the Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale at the Barber National Institute.

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Donation from Knights of Columbus Council 425

Donation from Knights of Columbus Council 425

Posted on January 13th, 2021 at 4:19 PM
Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus Council 425 who recently donated $750 to our Corry campus! The money was raised through donations by parishioners of St. Thomas Catholic Church and a one-day collection at Sander's Markets. The Knights have raised over $20,000 for the Institute over the last 20 years and we could not be more grateful!

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Christmas Lights Contest Winners

Christmas Lights Contest Winners

Posted on January 5th, 2021 at 8:59 AM

More than 60 homes in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties participated in the Barber National Institute's Home for the Holidays Christmas Lights Contest’s inaugural year.

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The Beast is Back!

The Beast is Back!

Posted on January 1st, 2021 at 8:00 AM

The Beast is back with 10 miles, 30 obstacles, and 1 Goal: conquer every obstacle!

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Happy New Year Message

Happy New Year Message

Posted on December 31st, 2020 at 2:44 PM

With the start of a new year, Barber National Institute President John Barber delivered a message of appreciation for employees working throughout the organization to carry out the mission of making dreams come true for children, adults and families.

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Students Explore Dance Through Artist-In-Residency

Students Explore Dance Through Artist-In-Residency

Posted on December 28th, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Students in the Elizabeth Lee Black School were all set to begin an Artist-In-Residency with artist Alethea “Miss Le” Bodine when statewide restrictions closed schools in March 2020.  Miss Le, founder of Chromatic Dance, was ready to bring her unique form of dance and movement.

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Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

Posted on December 23rd, 2020 at 9:08 AM

Watch our students in the Elizabeth Lee Black School find Santa!

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United Steelworkers Gift Presents

United Steelworkers Gift Presents

Posted on December 18th, 2020 at 8:58 AM

The United Steelworkers in Erie took Christmas lists from our students and went out shopping for presents.

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Make a Difference with Jewelry Purchase

Make a Difference with Jewelry Purchase

Posted on December 10th, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Shop for the perfect holiday gift! The Barber National Institute will be receiving a percentage from every purchase when you Embrace the Difference.

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School to Transition to Remote Learning after Thanksgiving Holiday

School to Transition to Remote Learning after Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 at 9:05 AM

The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute will temporarily close for in-school instruction as of Wednesday, November 25 and transition students to remote learning.  While our school is not experiencing positive cases at this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recommends that schools transition to remote instruction if the community is experiencing a “substantial” level of virus infection over a sustained period of time.  

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