Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times it swims and poops, providing nutrients for the plants growing atop its aquarium. SCA alum Quincy Swatson is determined to establish the latter, more rarefied kind of opportunity in the place where he grew up, Pittsburgh’s often troubled Manchester neighborhood.
Quincy’s childhood coincided with Manchester’s ’90s nadir, when crack and gangs were fracturing the community. At age 16, a trip to a national forest with SCA revealed a beautiful world beyond the ugly realities that confronted him daily. “It changed my whole...Read more