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.
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)
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.
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