Appalachian Transition Fellowship-Second Cycle

New Market, TN—Highlander Research and Education Center launched the second cohort of its Appalachian Transition Fellowship (AppFellows) January 5, 2017. AppFellows increases the connectivity, capacity, and shared analysis of Appalachian institutions, communities, and leaders to support regional transformation. Ten fellows will spend the year working within host communities throughout the region to help foster cross-sector (education, nonprofit, for-profit, philanthropy, and government) partnerships, provide needed capacity to regional efforts, and build personal and professional skills. Emerging leaders began their fellowship with a week-long tour of Central Appalachia that will build and support the collective analysis of regional institutions and communities, grounding […]

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