The Cameron County Project, Pennsylvania

The Cameron County Project was founded in 2017 and started implementing the Community Heart & Soul model on its own with the mission of discovering “the themes in our community that unite us and highlighting them through a campaign of storytelling and resident driven visioning.” It later joined other Pennsylvania towns in receiving support and guidance from our partner, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

The Cameron County Community

The Cameron County Project is already seeing significant success. Responses poured in to their appeal for stories about the community. Residents were eager to be part of the process and wanted their voices heard about the past, present and future of Cameron County.

That process is still ongoing, but by putting the humanities at the heart of their community development work, Cameron County is now looking to a future sensitive to the experiences of all residents — a future that listens, engages and inspires.

What We Do

Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with small cities and towns, Community Heart & Soul is a proven model for engaging a community in shaping its future.
By following this four phase, step-by-step model, residents are able to bring the community together to chart a course forward that recognizes the unique character of the place and the emotional connection of the people who live there.

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