A Profile of Mike Henson by Mike Templeton

Mike Henson has been involved with the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition since the beginning. Indeed, Mike’s work with urban Appalachia precedes UACC and goes back to its predecessor, the Ur...

Ringin’ in the Appalachian New Year

by Mike Templeton The past year has been busy. We have seen urban Appalachians in print, on the stage, and in the news for all the best reasons. There is cause to mark the end of the old and the begin...

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...