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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

McKean County, PA
(First participated in 2010)

This project is geared toward developing a baseline of information about and broadening UPBs engagement with community development in the McKean County area.  Drawing from this perspective, students identified potential partnerships between UPB and McKean County agencies to help UPB engage more fully in development efforts. The data collected was used as a platform for developing longer-term, deeper connections with community development agencies as well as expanding the reach of campus-community partnerships.  A final research report assessed opportunities for achieving long-term sustainability in northwestern Pennsylvania.  In brief, students engaged with approximately 15-20 community partners on a one-to-one basis during the fall 2010 semester; in addition, guest visits from Bradford, PAs Elm Street Manager, Canticle Farms Operations Manager, and the Director of UPBs Center for Rural Health Services exposed the entire class to the work of community development agencies across a range of operating fields.

Final Report

Student Participants: Ernest Benkorski, Vogue Bernard, Jennifer Crowley, Sherry Dumire, Dane Kinsman, Jenna Oyler, Sarah Randolph, Carrie Lamontagne

Faculty: William Schumann, Michael Stuckart


Contact Information:

Dr. William Schumann
Visiting Instructor
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701






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