Appalachian Transition Fellowship

The Appalachian Transition Fellowship was created to help evaluate emerging community leaders, foster cross-sector partnership, and accelerate the economic transition of Central Appalachia. The fellowship offers placements that give emerging leaders and host communities an opportunity to engage in community based projects, training, and mentoring that will advance economic and social change in the region.

The Third Cohort of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship completed their projects in June 2019. You can access a summary report on the fellowship year, compiled in partnership with Rural Support Partners, here:  2018-19 AppFellows Evaluation Report

We are currently engaged in a comprehensive evaluation of the AppFellows program to assess it’s impact on the region and envision next steps in this work. With accountability to Fellows, Host Communities, and the region as a whole, we will share our evaluation as a resource for those working on just transition in Central Appalachia and beyond. We are focusing on this evaluation process before we determine the future of the AppFellows program. Thank you for your interest!

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