Writing Our Roots Awards Ceremony 2019

by Dale Marie Prenatt It was blustery and snowing in Cincinnati early this week but a warm community greeted the winners of Writing Our Roots. Celebrating the creativity of Cincinnati’s young write...

Nancy Laird Spirit of Service Award

by Mike Templeton I finally got to sit down with Urban Appalachian Community Coalition Core Member Nancy Laird and talk about her work, receiving the Nancy Laird Spirit of Service Award from Healthy H...

The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase Follow Up

by Mike Templeton The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase on October 24 at the Aronoff offered so much it is difficult to decide where to begin to reflect on it all. From the opening voices to the chor...

Dee Marie at the Express Urban Appalachian Showcase

by Mike Templeton Of the many reasons Appalachian culture is so inexhaustible is that it is made up of so many elements. There is no single thread that defines Appalachian people, culture, and art. Th...

Express Urban Appalachian Showcase

by Mike Templeton We get pretty used to having the arts of Appalachia all around us in Cincinnati. You can go to the Comet in Northside on any Sunday night and likely hear the Comet Bluegrass Allstars...

Young Leaders Reflect: A Joyful Noise

In our Young Leaders Reflect series, UACC is sharing reflections from area students who participate in the Urban Appalachian Leadership Project (UALP). Through UALP, Appalachian Innovation Grants have...

Communication Specialist Position Announcement

UACC is seeking to contract for the services of a Communication Specialist. When the Urban Appalachian Council was incorporated in 1974, one of the most effective ways to reach out to our community wa...

Young Leaders Reflect: ASA Conference

Following up with the recent Appalachian Studies Association Conference, two of our Urban Appalachian Leadership Project grant recipients shared their experiences. Michael Thompson and Jeni Hall are s...

Express Appalachia

You’re Invited! Read all about these wonderful student leaders and their recent performance below. We hope to see you tonight, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6:30pm! Earlier this month Urban Appalach...

“Who We Are” a Journalism Class Poem

Thanks to a collaboration between the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, Oyler Community Learning Center and Thomas More University, Core Member Pauletta Hansel (who also serves as one of TMU’...

Appalachian Innovation Grants

UACC is kicking off this fall with some exciting news. Beginning this September  —with our new Appalachian Innovation Grants— we will be working with and learning from Appalachian youth and youn...

Maloney and Hansel Receive ASA Awards

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition member Michael Maloney and Pauletta Hansel were honored April 6 at the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference held in downtown Cincinnati. The con...

UACC’s Brewery Taproom Tour Mixes History & Beer

On Thursday, April 5, the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition is hosting a Cincinnati Brewery Taproom Tour as part of the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference’s evening activitie...

Appalachian Spoken Word and Hip Hop

by John Bealle In several key sites in the Appalachian region, there is a movement rising to develop spoken word arts from urban African American tradition as a means to foster social change, communit...

Appalachia: Stay Or Go?

Blog by Rosie Carpenter Rosie Carpenter serves as UACC’s new Volunteer Coordinator, through the AmeriCorps Program. Rosie has a BA in Anthropology with certificates in Historic Preservation and Heri...