The Alternative Community Resource Program, Inc. (ACRP), founded in 1989, is a non-profit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk youth and their families in Bedford, Cambria and Somerset Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
ACRP worked with UPJ and Entrepreneurial Alchemy to bring AU from grant and concept to a finished product.
Located in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania, Johnstown had a colorful history as a booming steel town in the 1800s. We have great connections to neighboring communities and beyond, as well as an airport that offers daily flights to Washington and Greyhound and Amtrak train service.
Johnstown is home to nearly 22,000 and our family-friendly neighborhoods, good schools, and superb quality of life are just a few of the reasons why our residents have chosen this area as their home.
Allegheny Underground thanks the city and Mayor Frank Janakovic for his support.
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is a non-profit public foundation. Through the generous charitable giving of people like you, we build professionally managed assets to support our community.
The $25,000 grant for the creation of a mobile app to promote Johnstown business and events was brainstormed by student interns working in the Youth Philanthropy Internship Program made possible by The Heinz Endowments and facilitated by CFA.
Entrepreneurial Alchemy is a community initiative bringing together people, ideas and money in order to initiate, facilitate and support organic economic growth in the Greater Johnstown region.
The initiative is under the direction of Donald Bonk, owner of Good Future Innovation, LLC, and is a program of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. It is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Entrepreneurial Alchemy's monthly meetings are where the institutions which won the grant which would be come AU first decided to pursue the project.
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown provides a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.
Allegheny Underground was named, developed, and is currently run by students in the Somerset Trust Entrepreneurship Program under guidance from Skip Glenn, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship.