EEGLP takes a multidisciplinary approach toward its community redevelopment initiatives. Teams of students and faculty from every academic division work hand in hand with residents to tackle real-world economic issues locally, nationally, and internationally. Students also gain academic and professional skills.

Appalshop

Whitesburg, Kentucky

A team is collaborating with Appalshop, a nonprofit arts and education center, to find new ways for the organization to fund its mission while staying true to its values.

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honduras

Honduras

Since 2008, the team has helped several Honduran villages improve their economies, including Lagunitas, where students and faculty helped build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation and facilitated a trade agreement between the farmers and the Honduran Coffee Board.

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neworleans

New Orleans

A team helped residents work toward their goal of rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward as the first carbon-neutral community in the country. Projects included studying the impact of solar energy, helping establish urban farms, designing a town center shopping area using green technology, and developing a plan to transform the Louis Armstrong School into a center for arts and culture.

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Easton

Easton

The team put together an economic impact analysis and preliminary engineering and design work for the Governor Wolf Art and Culture Athenaeum project.

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