Monthly Archives: March 2013

NADO Announces 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners

The NADO Research Foundation and RPO America have announced the 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects. This is the seventh year that the program has honored projects for their innovation, effectiveness, and impact on communities throughout the nation. The...

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Youth with a Voice: Brownsville, PA

Brownsville is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, along the banks of the Monongahela River.  An hour’s drive away from Pittsburgh, Brownsville made its mark as an economic center in the region during the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century as a...

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Students in Action Project (Brownsville, PA)

Two years ago, Brownsville Area High School chemistry teacher Kelli Dellarose organized a group of students involved with the student council to form a “Students in Action” club for their school.  Students in Action (SIA) is a youth leadership program...

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Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Brownsville, PA

Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults.  Coordinators therefore should be flexible...

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Student Voices: Franchesca Legros (Brownsville, PA)

This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects.   Franchesca Legros is a senior at Brownsville Area...

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Student Voices: Chelsea Gump (Brownsville, PA)

This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects.   Chelsea Gump is a senior at Brownsville Area...

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Youth With a Voice: Engaging Young People in Rural and Small Town Community Development

Introduction In 1970, economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty:  Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States.  In it, Hirschman outlines what he sees as three options available to individuals ensnared in a negative or oppressive...

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