Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2015
In Summer 2015, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten students as Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries.
Digging Deeper into Farmers Markets – Based on interviews with vendors at Farmers Markets in Bedford and Johnstown
Women Leaders in Cambria County – Based on interviews with Rose Lucey-Noll (Executive Director, CamTran), Leah Spangler (Entrepreneur and CEO, The Learning Lamp), Judge Linda Fleming, Karen Fugini (Cambria County District Attorney’s Office), Dr. D’Arcy Duke (Conemaugh Health System), and Diane Chesnutwood (Concurrent Technologies Corporation)
Tranquility Gardens – Based on interviews with Steve Purich (founder) and Tresa L. McVicker, Ph.D. (guide)
Mental Health Advocacy: Advocating for Mental Health Awareness and Eradication of Associated Stigmas – Based on interviews with Rachel Allen (Yoga Song), Maryann George (Peer Empowerment Network) and John Wetzel (Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
Students reflect on their Summer 2015 internship experiences below.
David Saylor (Conemaugh Township Area High, ’15)
Hayden Spangler (Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse, ’15)
Joshua Wagner (Bedford High, ’15)
Kate McGrath (Bishop McCort High, ’15)
Kylee Farabaugh (Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, ’15)
Leah Sprock (Conemaugh Township Area High, ’15)
Mikita Hill-Cashaw (Greater Johnstown High, ’15)
Tabitha Weaver (Windber Area High, ’15)
Mikella Buncich, Sr. Intern, (Duquesne University, ’18)
Ryan King, Sr. Intern, (Chapman University, ’18)
More information on Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is available at cfalleghenies.org, email@example.com or (814) 536-7741.