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 […]

2015-16 App Fellow Host Community and Fellow Applications now are being accepted

2015-16 HOST COMMUNITY AND FELLOW APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED! For more information, go to app Host Community Initial Application Deadline: February 15, 2015 Fellow Application Deadline: April 10, 2015 2015-16 Application Timeline December 15, 2014 : 2015-16 Host Community Initial Applications Open / 2015-16 Fellowship Applications Open January 22, 2015: Host Community Informational Webinar January 26, 2015: Philanthropy […]

“Strengthening Local Food Systems in Appalachia” Regional Meeting: Oct. 29-30, 2014 Southwest VA 4-H Educational Center / Abingdon, VA

Registration Open for Regional Gathering to Strengthen Local Food Systems in Appalachia   Appalachians working across sectors on local food systems in the region will convene Oct. 29-30, 2014, in Abingdon, Va., for “Strengthening Local Food Systems in Appalachia”. The gathering will provide a unique opportunity for people from sustainable farming, local food movements, and […]

Radio Interview on AppFellows

  Mountain Talk host Mimi Pickering spoke with Education Team Kierra Sims with Fellows Joshua Outsey, Mae Humiston, and Eric Dixon. Listen and download from  and to learn more about the AppFellows Program, go to    

Appalachian Transition Fellowship Webinar Thursday, January 16 1-2 pm EST

Highlander Research and Education Center & Rural Support Partners are excited to launch the Appalachian Transition Fellowship Join our webinar on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1 – 2 EST to learn how your organization can help to elevate emerging leaders, foster cross-sector partnerships, and accelerate the economic transition of Central Appalachia starting June, 2014! […]