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Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

"Building Hope" with a vision and a grant

Penn State Beaver AOJ Instructor LaVarr McBride received a Schreyer Institute grant, and he's hoping the resulting program will help crime victims and offenders connect and heal.
Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

Matt Morgan Building Hope Today

Matt Morgan is a survivor of sexual abuse and the founder of Building Hope Today. Beaver Administration of Justice Instructor LaVarr McBride has partnered with Morgan to create new programs for victims of abuse.

Penn State Beaver students take a break from volunteering to pose with the Franklin Center's Valerie McElvy.

Franklin Center and Beaver students

As part of New Student Orientation, Beaver’s Class of 2020 will join community members and artists in Aliquippa to paint wooden pallets, which will then be affixed to broken windows and doors, turning a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue into a sea of form and color.

Penn State Beaver students take a break from volunteering to pose with the Franklin Center's Valerie McElvy.

Paint the town

As part of New Student Orientation, Beaver’s Class of 2020 will join community members and artists in Aliquippa to paint wooden pallets, which will then be affixed to broken windows and doors, turning a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue into a sea of form and color.
A high school student conducts a lab experiment as part of the Beaver Science Challenge.

Beaver Science Challenge

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold a disproportionately smaller share of of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering. And while half of the country’s workforce is women, only a quarter of the jobs in STEM belong to women. Female STEM professors at Penn State Beaver are trying to change that.

A high school student conducts a lab experiment as part of the Beaver Science Challenge.

The times they are a-changin'

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold a disproportionately smaller share of of STEM undergraduate degrees. The female STEM professors at Penn State Beaver are helping to change that.

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