1996 | 2001


During the 1996 Steelton Project, some 25 students and 3 faculty members met with workers, teachers, local business people, and residents of the multi-ethnic community of Steelton, Pennsylvania to explore questions of mutual interest: how to raise a family, earn a living, and sustain faith in a community hit hard by deindustrialization. This research later continued in the 2001 Steelton Mosaic, which focused on work, family, and migration narratives among members of the African-American community.