Stories from the Field

A conversation series designed to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities of applied research and community engagement.

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March 21, 2024

Hope in Action: Preparing for a Changing Climate in our Communities

Watch the recording from our conversation with Local Climate Action Program (LCAP) co-directors Brandi Robinson and Peter Buck. LCAP is built on the idea that cooperation can help Pennsylvania’s communities reduce emissions and become more thriving, resilient, equitable places to call home.

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February 21, 2024

Place, Race & Partnership in Downtown Hazleton

Check out our conversation with Krista Schneider, PennTAP technical advisor at Penn State Hazleton, about her experiences doing community and economic development work in a dramatically changing and diversifying small Pennsylvania city.

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November 9, 2023

Finding the Unexpected: The Recovery Friendly Workplace Missouri Story

Check out our conversation with Doug Swanson, Associate Extension Professional in Labor and Workforce Development at the University of Missouri Extension, about how the Recovery Friendly Workplace Missouri initiative came to be and what engaging with a controversial and emotional public problem looks like on the ground.

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October 19, 2023

Growing Roots of Understanding: How students learn to listen and lead through community-engaged storytelling

Watch the recording from our conversation with Katie Chriest, Penn State Sustainability Outreach and Communications for Commonwealth Campuses, about a student-led, community-centered initiative to raise awareness around issues of farmer mental health and stress called "Growing Roots of Understanding."

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