The Fahe Membership Network is comprised of 50+ nonprofits serving Appalachia. The states we serve include Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, and Maryland. Every week we will feature announcements and news around the great work of our Members.
From West Virginia
Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS):
SALS has released their summer 2018 newsletter highlighting their efforts which include food distribution, housing, and YouthBuild programs.
Coalfield Development Corporation:
Coalfield’s workforce development provides former coalminers with opportunities to join work crews for community projects and credit hours in higher education. Jared Blalock, from Mingo County, WV talks about how the program provides him with hope in an area beset by economic hardships.
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (The Partnership):
The Partnership new CEO, Tim Thrasher, discusses his deep relationship with education and how he believes programs such as Early Head Start and Head Start are essential pathways out of poverty.
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP):
One of SERCAP’s main focuses is access to safe drinking water for low-income rural residents. SERCAP was featured in a recent article about Ellendale, DE and the residents’ upcoming vote to connect the town to the public water system which will provide access to clean and safe drinking water.
Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation (KHIC):
KHIC recently presented their boar member Lonnie Riley with a plague for 15 years of service. CEO Jerry Rickett cites that one of KHIC’s strengths is attracting people who value long-term commitment to the region, economic development and the mission of KHIC.