The Highlander Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program invites you to join the 2017 fellows, host communities, and folks from across Central Appalachia at this regional gathering on August 16-17, in Abingdon, VA at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center.

The “Sharing Our Stories” regional gathering will be for folks in Appalachia to share and learn about our history, our people, and our land. We’ll also be crafting and sharing stories about our lives in the region, our work to support communities, and our vision for a just sustainable Appalachia.

We hope you’ll consider attending this important gathering!

To register and/or learn more about this gathering please visit:

For general information about our regional gatherings please visit:

The second cohort of AppFellows welcomes 11 emerging leaders in 11 host communities made up of 32 cross-sector partners throughout the region. Fellows have been hard at work supporting, initiating, and implementing work in central Appalachian counties of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, and regionally by fostering new and strengthening existing collaboration among organizations and entities, boosting networks and connectivity within states and across the region and providing increased capacity in fields that are instrumental to a just transition.

Highlander is excited to host this exciting event for Appalachian change makers as it aligns with our 85 year history of serving the the region as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South.

We very much hope to see you at this gathering as we think it will be an excellent event and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if there’s anything we can do to help!