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Purpose and Goals

The combination of visual documentation, coupled with data-rich testimonial from industry, education, and community, creates an index of where the barriers and opportunities—or challenges and solutions—exist around the state (e.g., workforce shortages, training needs, and housing shortages). In turn, from this index and mapping for our state, we connect the dots where those challenges are not yet resourced (e.g., relocate dislocated workers in nearby community to fill positions, creation of distance programs to upskill incumbent or prospective workers, or procure housing policy and construction methods customized to fit community infrastructure and budgets).

This project aims to empower Wyoming communities to help each other by identifying common problems and ways to overcome adversity. We expect that the public and private sector can also utilize the Profiles in Wyoming Resilience project findings to evaluate and guide decisions, as the gathered photos and testimonials create an index of where the barriers and opportunities to academic achievement, employment opportunities, and community resilience exist around the state. Ultimately, the project maps where those challenges are not yet addressed.
In keeping with the Photovoice method, project findings are posted to an interactive website, where the public can gain better understanding of each other by learning of their neighbors’ barriers and opportunities – described in their own words, and as seen through their eyes.  Wyoming is more resilient when its people work together to perceive and overcome problems.  This project aims to empower Wyoming communities to help each other while identifying ways to overcome adversity.
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Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs, & International Studies (SPPAIS)

Dept. 3197

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6119


Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program
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