APPFELLOWS REGIONAL GATHERING: AUGUST 16-17, 2017: SHARING OUR STORIES

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 […]

Scaling Up: Connecting Local Economies and People Power to a Just Regional Transition-May 17-18, 2017

  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 May 17-18, 2017, in Benham, KY to share ideas, build relationships, and strategize together to advance a just economic transition in our region. “Scaling Up: Connecting Local Economies and People Power to a Just Regional Transition” will convene folks from across Central Appalachia to share local, community-led efforts that are shifting economies and power to the people; to map our communities and our work across issue, states, and the region to identify collaborative […]

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 fellows.org 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 Community InformationalWebinar February 15, 2015: Deadline for Host Community Initial Applications February 17, 2015: Fellowship Webinar February 27, 2015: Announcement of Finalist Host Community Applicants March 2015: Site Visits with Finalist Host Community Applicants April 1, 2015: Deadline for Final Host Community Applications April 10, 2015: Deadline for […]

Blog by App Fellow, Eric Dixson, on the need of Appalachian Transistion Work

You can find more blogs and info on App Fellows through AppFellows.org     What are your plans after you graduate? I can’t tell you how many times this question was asked of me over the past twelve months. This time last year, I was toying with the idea of pursuing a master’s in economics or policy, either in the US or the UK. There was also an outer-realm chance I might masochise myself through law school. The question was where and what to study. Not, should I go to school at all? And just as I was beginning to […]

“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 others to join non-profits, business, philanthropy, government, and education groups throughout the region to share their work, and identify challenges and strategies to move the sector forward in Central Appalachia.   Registration is now open at https://appfellows.squarespace.com/strengthening-local-food-systems-in-appalachia/, with an Oct. 8, 2014, deadline to apply. […]

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 http://www.makingconnectionsnews.org/2014/08/appalachian-transition-fellows/  and to learn more about the AppFellows Program, go to  www.appfellows.org    

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! Learn how you can apply on our upcoming webinar Click Here to Register for Webinar Click Here to apply to be a Fellow What is the Appalachian Transition Fellowship? The Appalachian Transition Fellowship (AppFellows) is an exciting opportunity for fellows, institutions, & networks to foster […]