The Stories That Shape Us, Part 2

Last night was the second installment of our Beaver Falls lecture series. Rick Davis, who grew up here before moving to Atlanta in 1984, shared with us his experience growing up in the “golden years” of Beaver Falls. Here, his heroes taught him the fundamentals of leadership, hard work, selflessness, and positivity. His love for Beaver Falls has not dwindled over the years, but exudes from his being. Everyone who knows him knows how grateful he is for his roots in this community. In his own words, Beaver Falls was the best place in the world to grow up. It was “the center of the universe”.

Thanks to Rick for sharing his story with us and all the lessons Beaver Falls and its everyday citizens and heroes taught him!

The third and final installment will feature Regina Jones and is to be held Wednesday, April 13th at 6 PM in the basement of the Carnegie Free Library.


The Stories That Shape Us, Part 1

Last night was the first installment of the Beaver Falls lecture series: The Stories that Shape Us. The first speaker was Mr. Rocky Washington Jr, who was raised in Beaver Falls and attended Beaver Falls schools. He shared an honest and hopeful account of how the education, economy, community, and race relations of this place have shaped him for better and for worse, but primarily for the better. He was able to articulate so many of the unique strengths of this community, as well as the unique challenges we face. One of the strengths of this community that he shared is the opportunity to learn how to live in harmony with a diverse community of people, as the population of Beaver Falls, covers a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, and race. Rocky pointed to the signs of hope around us, including new small businesses popping up in our downtown. He reminded us that no community is perfect, and in Beaver Falls we certainly have our challenges, but this is a good community worth investing in and loving.

Our thanks to Rocky for sharing such an inspiring story with us and making us proud to be part of this wonderful community!

The second installment will be on Wednesday, March 30th at 6 PM in the basement of the library and feature Mr. Rick Davis sharing his Beaver Falls story.

Saturday Sundaes

This past Saturday we hosted an Open House, featuring Sundaes and much, much more!

This was an opportunity for students to stop by and learn what we at City House are all about, and to experience a taste of what life there can be like.

Our guests were invited to join us for ice cream with a plethora of toppings, create art on our chalkboard wall, play games and video games, create origami, and watch Up, projected onto a big screen.

Thanks to those who came out and made it a fun night! And if you missed us, don’t worry! We’d love to have you down to hang out! Contact us through our Facebook page or by email at

You can also apply to live here during the 2016-2017 school year at