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Blueprints’ lasting impact on Greene County ties community needs

“There are many community action groups, but we’re different,” Anastasia Barr, Communications Manager at Blueprints said. Barr has been working at Blueprints since March of 2019, doing advertising campaigns and promoting services, running social media and working alongside program services to recruit, holding an office in both Greene and Washington counties. Barr started her position … Continue reading

Wisecarver Development Grant Updates

On Sept. 24, the Greene County Department of Planning and Community Development and Department of Recreation received $200,000 in grant money that was applied for in April of this year.  According to a news release from Greene County’s website, “the county was awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant to work on … Continue reading

How did we get here?

Imagine an estranged child running away from his abusive parents. Imagine the hardships that have shaped his perspective. Imagine the determination it took to separate from the pain of the known to the unfamiliar. He grows up asserting he will never perpetuate the same offenses. In fact, not only will he never practice these injustices, … Continue reading

Greene County in need of foster homes

Approximately 13,000 – 15,000 Pennsylvanian children are currently in foster care and part of the child welfare system, according to the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, that is a 9.6% increase from 2013.  “The biggest issue is the lack of foster homes in our … Continue reading

Why the Census is so important

The United States Census 2020 is a count of every person in the United States of America and it’s five territories, according to their website. As it is mandated in the U.S. Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, the reason the Census exists isn’t just to count the population, but it can be used to help … Continue reading

Taking Back Time

If we prioritize everything, we prioritize nothing. It took me years to be okay with that. It took me years to realize that the definition of balancing – to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall – requires me to indeed stay standing.  I’ve discovered that burnout is … Continue reading

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

A new way to get up and active during the pandemic

After months of being in a stay at home order with little to do, the Greene County United Way felt that it was time to get the community involved again. “We wanted to figure out a way that we could safely … do something to get people out of the house and around the community, … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Bratton to pursue teaching with her leadership skills

Danielle Bratton, senior education major, said her choice to attend Waynesburg University was one of her greatest decisions and one that has prepared her as a leader. “I managed to maintain A’s and graduate with a 3.99 GPA. I grew academically, professionally, socially and spiritually in my time at Waynesburg,” Bratton said. “I worked alongside … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Christopher’s ability to inspire paves her future

“All flowers do not bloom at the same time, and flexibility is key to success. Listen to those who want to help you,” said Allie Christopher, senior middle school science and social studies education major. That’s Christopher’s perspective on being a fifth-year student at Waynesburg University, the place she says has inspired her as she’s … Continue reading