Restitching the Seams

by Jeffrey Stec This video by Jeffrey Stec chronicles the closure of the Urban Appalachian Council and its rebirth as the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. It includes interviews with Mike Malone...

UACC Remembers: The Main Street Bible Center

by Dale Marie Prenatt This blog post by UACC intern Dale Marie Prenatt initiates our “UACC Remembers” series on the event Urban Appalachia Lost and Found. Held in 2015, the event opened th...

Urban Appalachian Council (1974-2014)

by Donald R. Walker Don Walker is an Indianapolis-based artist, writer, and activist (https://m.facebook.com/drwartist/).  A former resident of Cincinnati, Don maintains ties to Cincinnati through hi...

Cincinnati

by Roscoe Morgan Roscoe Morgan grew up on Elm Street in Over the Rhine and now lives in Tennessee. He is a renowned bluegrass recording artist, music teacher and producer, and songwriter (on the web a...

Meeting Tom Taylor

by Warren Waldron Warren Waldron is a master fiddler and a stalwart in Cincinnati’s old-time music community. With his wife Judy and also Barb and Russ Childers, he can be heard in many local ve...

“Kentucky Wonder” (poem for Tom Taylor)

by Barb Childers   Tom Taylor, an exceptional northern Kentucky fiddler, was born March 17, 1924, in Adair County on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee. He was proud to say “Both states ...

Being Santa

by Steve Laird In this special holiday edition of the UACC blog, Steve Laird shares his memories of playing Santa.  The “Agency” refers to the Urban Appalachian Council. As a child I reme...

Camp Washington Community School

by Anne Endress Skove Camp Washington Community School was chartered in February, 1988. The school’s original purpose was to contribute to workforce development and overall well-being of the com...

Appalachian Identity

Appalachian Identity by Mike Maloney “In the hills of Kentucky, we all looked alike – scruffy white people with squinty eyes and cowlicks. We shared the same economic class, the same religion, the...

Poetry from “Words 2015”

In April 2015, Thomas More College celebrated its Words writing program with a writing showcase and publication of the Words 2015 collection of writings.  Under the leadership of long-time UACC suppo...

Reflections on the Inner City

Posted by Phil Obermiller During the 1950s and 1960s Appalachian families moved into Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in great numbers. The people were proud but poor; the poverty was plain ...

Community Education in Appalachian Cincinnati

by Maureen Sullivan A few days ago I heard in an interview clip that Harry Belafonte said he was a drop out, I believe from 7th grade. I was reminded of the early 1990’s Cincinnati Youth Collaborati...