News & Updates from Barber National Institute

Digital Learning Day 2020

Digital Learning Day 2020

Posted on February 27th, 2020 at 4:37 PM

The latest technology – from virtual reality to interactive devices – that is transforming education was on display for Digital Learning Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Barber National Institute.

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Staff & Adults Support Troops

Staff & Adults Support Troops

Posted on February 14th, 2020 at 10:14 AM

Staff and consumers from the Community Participation Supports program came together to give back and send a care package to troops overseas.

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Pirates Visit a Home Run

Pirates Visit a Home Run

Posted on January 23rd, 2020 at 3:02 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates hit a home run with a visit with our students, adults and families on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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Celebrating a Birthday

Celebrating a Birthday

Posted on January 16th, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Adult day programs in Bedford and Somerset, PA, marked the one-year anniversary of their transition to the Barber National Institute family.

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Donation from The Village Tavern

Donation from The Village Tavern

Posted on January 7th, 2020 at 8:52 AM

Big thanks go out to Robyn and Tom Keith, and all the patrons of The Village Tavern who came together to make a donation.

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Group Home Construction Completed with Erie Gives Donations

Group Home Construction Completed with Erie Gives Donations

Posted on December 20th, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The east Bayfront is welcoming a new neighbor with the Barber National Institute opening a new residential group home

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Cause for Canonization of Dr. Gertrude Barber Opened

Cause for Canonization of Dr. Gertrude Barber Opened

Posted on December 17th, 2019 at 10:39 AM

The formal process to begin investigations concerning the possible canonization of the late Dr. Gertrude A. Barber as a saint in the Catholic Church is under way. Gertrude Barber, founder of the Barber National Institute, was a renowned Erie educator and woman of faith who dedicated her life to serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism and their families.

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PNC Coat Donation

PNC Coat Donation

Posted on December 10th, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Thank you to the PNC Foundation for providing funding to distribute 600 coats throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania!

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Club Erie Volunteers

Club Erie Volunteers

Posted on November 20th, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Club Erie on board to help prepare Thursday's Thanksgiving lunch that will be served on our main campus.

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Courtyard Marriott Named Employer of the Year

Courtyard Marriott Named Employer of the Year

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 at 2:38 PM

For five adults with intellectual disabilities in the Barber National Institute Supported Employment Program, the Courtyard Marriott hotel staff and administration on City Avenue have provided an environment that has fostered greater independence, community inclusion and feelings of self-worth.

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