Community Engagement

UACC Community Engagement Community Engagement takes the form of a number of overlapping initiatives designed to bring people together to discuss, celebrate and participate in Appalachian cultural edu...

Advocacy Action Team

UACC Advocacy The Advocacy Action Team plays a key role in the UACC – to assure that policy makers and service providers understand and meet the needs of greater Cincinnati’s Urban Appalac...

Health

UACC Health The group of volunteers working in the Health group are Stewards from the UACC Core and other Action Teams. Concerned with the health and well-being of urban Appalachians in Cincinnati, we...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...