PA Humanities partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the PA Route 6 Alliance awarded the Venango Area with the Community Heart & Soul program designation to support their path to stronger, more vibrant communities.
Through PA Heart & Soul, a humanities-based approach to community and economic development, centered on the Community Heart & Soul model, they aim to create a more connected, resourceful, and resilient community. This designation is further strengthened by the support from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
PA Humanities will provide overall training to the newest cohort on using the humanities as a tool for community planning. This includes gathering residents’ stories, developing unique town values, and creating an action plan for the future. Each town is matched with an official Community Heart & Soul coach who mentors the community through the process.
We’re excited to begin the program in early 2024!
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s November 2023 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.