Saturday, April 23, 2011

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Community Center in Butler, PA will celebrate its 75TH Anniversary on Saturday April 30, 2011

The James S. Robinson Jr. Project
Robinson Family Archives
The James S. Robinson Jr. Papers
April 23, 2011
Chicora, PA

 The below article was taken from the Butler Eagle Newspaper dated Jan. 9 1953.
           DIRECTOR- James S. Robinson Jr. former superintendent of the Friendly Service Bureau for the Prevention of Crime, Department of Public Safety in Pittsburgh, has been named director of the Dunbar Community Center, on Bantam Ave. according to announcement made by the board of directors of the Center.
        Mr. Robinson has also served as director of Hill City Youth Municipality, and prior to this he served as assistant director of the Kay Boy's Club, where is work included vocational, educational, social, recreational, and physical activities. He has served as social worker for the Pittsburgh YMCA in Morals Court, Pittsburgh, and also as director of summer camps.
      Mr. Robinson received his education at Schenley High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Physical education and sociology. He is also a graduate of the George Held School of radio and TV announcing and acting.
    During his school athletic career he participated in track, basketball, football, gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, and swimming. Mr. Robinson has won honors in art, public speaking, and crafts. He is the holder of the American Legion Honor Award.
  Mr. Robinson is married and the father of two boys, 14, and 10 years old.

The editor notes that under Mr. Robinson's directorship from 1953 to 1960, the  Paul Lawrence Dunbar Community Center in Butler PA became known for excellent programming and outstanding corporate/ community outreach throughout the Tri-State area.

* On Saturday April 30, 2011 the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Community Center Inc. will celebrate its 75TH Anniversary Gala Celebration at 6: 30 at the Grand Ballroom Cornerstone Commons, 201 South Main Street, Butler, PA 16001

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