PA Heart & Soul Profile | Beaver County

PA Humanities is currently working with cities and towns across the state to put people first in community development and planning processes through Community Heart & Soul®. The program’s innovative approach uses the tools of the humanities to creatively engage residents in planning and decision-making processes as a way to strengthen a town’s social, cultural and economic vibrancy.

In February 2020, PHC officially announced its partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Beaver County Planning Commission, and the Orton Family Foundation to bring Community Heart & Soul® to the towns of Ambridge, Beaver Falls, and Rochester. Each of these three Beaver County communities will build their own local Community Heart & Soul® leadership teams with regional coordination and support from the Beaver County Planning Commission.

Ambridge

PA Humanities is currently working with cities and towns across the state to put people first in community development and planning processes through Community Heart & Soul®. The program’s innovative approach uses the tools of the humanities to creatively engage residents in planning and decision-making processes as a way to strengthen a town’s social, cultural and economic vibrancy.

Ambridge Fall Festical of Churches. Photo by Borough of Ambridge
Main Street in Beaver Falls. Photo by Humancity Creative.

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls (pop. 8,581) is a diverse community situated alongside the Beaver River. It is a proud city with strong ties to its historic past. The community has many assets, such as a thriving social culture and a healthy municipal infrastructure that includes the Community Development Corporation, Business District Authority, and local government, all working cooperatively towards common goals. Established churches, and other organizations, collaborate effectively with human services support networks. There is a flourishing arts community, fed by local artisans, businesses, and arts groups. Beaver Falls boasts the widest and longest main street in the region, which frequently hosts popular annual events.

Rochester

Beaver Falls (pop. 8,581) is a diverse community situated alongside the Beaver River. It is a proud city with strong ties to its historic past. The community has many assets, such as a thriving social culture and a healthy municipal infrastructure that includes the Community Development Corporation, Business District Authority, and local government, all working cooperatively towards common goals. Established churches, and other organizations, collaborate effectively with human services support networks. There is a flourishing arts community, fed by local artisans, businesses, and arts groups. Beaver Falls boasts the widest and longest main street in the region, which frequently hosts popular annual events.

Rochester Borough. Photo by Emmanuel Panagiotakis.

More info is available at the web sites/Facebook pages of
 Beaver Falls Heart & SoulAmbridge Heart & Soul, and Rochester Heart & Soul.

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