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Community Development 
Academic Success and Scholarship
Health Promotion

Intern Needed!

WILLStrong is seeking an intern for the current semester. Individuals interested in health, education, organizational development, service, and/or community-based programming should apply. Click here f or more details.

Together We Can Strengthening Our Greater Community

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Community Development
The WILLStrong Foundation is a fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. Our focus is to foster community development in the Greater Johnstown area by facilitating partnerships, community programming, and youth development.
Scholarships and Academic Success
The intent of our scholarship is to provide a deserving, African-American male or female scholar from a local Johnstown, PA school district with financial support during their first year and second year of college. The award will honor students who excel in the classroom, model admirable leadership and serve their community. Click here to donate to the Wilfred and Karen (Carter) Brandon Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

Additionally, The WILLStrong Foundation is in the process of creating a mentoring component for local youth in Greater Johnstown. This program will complement the existing Wilfred and Karen (Carter) Brandon Scholarship.
Health Promotion

In 2015, nearly one in five Cambria County residents reported having poor or fair health, 28% reported physical inactivity, and 33% stated that they did not have access to physical activity. The WILLStrong Foundation is a proponent for health promotion activities. Annually, we will host The WILLStrong Run/Walk, which is designed to encourage physical activity regardless of one’s fitness level. In all, the run/walk route, mirrored after the 5-mile route that Wilfred Brandon, Jr. trekked each day during his workout, is broken down into five increments. It is our hope that participants of this event will increase their speed and distance each year, working up to be WILLStrong!   

We Need you

Here's how you can get involved

The WILLStrong Foundation is solely funded by donations from individuals and corporate sponsors. To learn how you can fund scholarships for local youth as well as programs to enrich the Greater Johnstown Community please contact us at or click the button below. 
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