The city, with a population of about 7,000, has close access to the beautiful Greenwood Furnace state park as well as Lincoln Caverns; an extensive and gem filled cavern located in town.
Huntingdon, along with surrounding townships, is looking to become a Blue Print Community. Blue Print Community projects are run through the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. The mission of the initiative is to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of neighborhoods by working with local government vision and investment strategies.
In particular, Huntingdon officials want to address economic development and affordable housing issues. Students could have the opportunity to work with the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and through the non-profit, work with a variety of local businesses.