October 2019
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Jean Stone
Teacher, Community Organizer
Helen White
Founder Of (JAM) Junior Appalachian Musicians
Robert Baldwin Lloyd
World War II Veteran, Pastor, Writer, Teacher
Bruce Whipple
ACF Supporter
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Pikeville Pride 2019
Congratulations to Pikeville, Kentucky Pride on a very successful second Pikeville Pride. A downtown park was filled with people of all ages, some returning home for this special events. Wonderful entertainment. Food and especially cupcakes. Probably twice as many people as the first year and today was cold. We look forward to next year.
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Matching Grant
We have a wonderful matching grant opportunity for every new and increased donation to our LGBTQ Fund! Even if you can't come to the House Party or other events we're having in the region, you can still donate today or sign up to be a recurring donor to the fund.
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Meet some of the women of the Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium. These ladies are LISTENING to BLACK GIRLS in the SOUTH to shift the narrative!!! #blackgirljoy #blackgirlsdream #fundblackgirl #sbgwc
Watch this short video highlighting some of the work we did in Montgomery at SBGWC September Convening - Make Money Move: Coalition Building Through Grantmaking.
Join Appalachians Against Pipelines and the RAMPS Campaign for a weekend of workshops, discussions, storytelling and community as we celebrate the changing of the leaves at the beautiful Stanley Heirs Park on the edge of destruction. Appalachian organizers, community members, and college students will be camping together atop a protected mountaintop, surrounded by mountaintop removal mining, to share stories and skills and build community.
Register Here
Are You Jazzed Up About Undoing Environment Racism in West Virginia?The Green Pathways Fellowship Program creates a pathway to the green sector for low-income young adults in living wage entry-level positions in the environmental justice movement.

Green Pathways Fellows will be hired and placed, in partnership, with host sites for two-year fellowships. Along with leadership coaching and development, our fellows will be paid a living wage, with benefits!
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Kentucky farms may be eligible to receive up to $10k for energy projects from the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy. We are currently working with two farms in Eastern Kentucky to submit applications in advance of the August 29, 2019 deadline, and invite others to contact us if interested.

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Have you heard? We're hiring for a Black Lung Organizer position at ACLC. (Hint: Instead of clicking the button below that says "Apply Now", send us an email at jobs@aclc.org with a cover letter, resume, and three references.)
Please click the link below for more information
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Save the Date!

Join the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

on March 30-31, 2020

for our 12th RPE Institute at the
Embassy Suites in Franklin, TN.

More information coming soon at www.tncoalition.org
We hope to see you there!

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On behalf of Volunteer East Tennessee, I am excited to share that nominations for the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards are open.This award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive in the state of Tennessee.

Volunteer East Tennessee is coordinating nominations for the following counties in East Tennessee: Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, and Sevier.

One adult and one student (under age 25) volunteer from each county will be honored at the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards in Franklin, TN on February 9, 2020. All nominated volunteers will also be invited to the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards in Knoxville, TN on April 4, 2020.

Feel free to share this information with any individuals or organizations within your community that may also be interested in nominating a volunteer. Nominations are open to all and are due by November 15, 2019.


Please do not hesitate to respond to this email or call us at (865) 582-4085 with any questions!


Appalachian Voices is brewing something special for our supporters!

We are partnering with Wild Wolf Brewing Company of Nellysford, Va., to create “Power to the People Pilsner,” a one-of-a-kind Appalachian Voices beer that brings awareness to our work to create an inclusive clean energy future.

This benefit beer needs a label to convey its inspiring message — and we want you to design it!

Appalachian Voices is holding our first-ever artwork competition to crowdsource the label design for our beer to be released later this fall. So pick up your pens and paintbrushes, the deadline for submission is June 30.

Click on the picture above for more information.

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The Rural Assembly invites you to save the dates for The Rural Women’s Summit in Greenville, South Carolina, October 27-29, 2019.

For the last decade, the Rural Assembly has convened a national network of leaders and advocates who represent the rich diversity of the rural experience. Together, we’ve created opportunities to work with funders, policy makers, and national public-interest groups, and we’ve brought attention to rural America’s challenges and strengths in ways that will encourage better policies and results.

The Rural Women’s Summit emphasizes the role rural women play in creating a more equitable and inclusive nation. We know rural women are often the primary organizers, leaders, creators, and implementers of more just and inclusive efforts in their communities. Yet they are also more likely to experience the trauma of inequities across all measures of health, economic security, connection, power, and safety. 
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A Gathering for led by and for Black Appalachian Youth coming.
November 8th-10th 2019!
There is a $10,000 goal to cover the event and to pay the Black youth who are doing the work to make it happen. STAY is asking you to invest in this important work by making a donation today. 
Click here to find out more about this gathering!
Remember TGKVF is a source of matching funds for Power grants. Please reach out the Stephanie Hyre, senior program officer, at 304.346.3620 or shyre@tgkvf.org if you are developing a project.
Volunteer WV Shares Two Grant Opportunities
The team at Volunteer West Virginia recently announced two grant opportunities to build momentum for volunteer programs. Nonprofits, local and state Government agencies are encouraged to apply.
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REAP to Fund Rural Energy Projects

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. This program helps improve American energy independence by both increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers. Funding for Fiscal Year 2020 is available in a variety of forms, each under its own application process and timeline. Grant applications are due October 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Applications for loan guarantees are accepted year-round.

Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as biomass (biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels); geothermal for electric generation or direct use; hydropower below 30 MW; hydrogen; small and large wind generation; small and large solar generation; and ocean (tidal, current, thermal) generation. With regard to transportation, REAP funds may be used for solar-assisted electric vehicle charging stations. Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation, and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC); insulation; lighting; cooling or refrigeration units; doors and windows; electric, solar, or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots; switching from a diesel to electric irrigation motor; and replacement of energy-inefficient equipment.

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The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity’s (http://effing.org) mission is to support sex-positivity, particularly art and/or education that addresses sex directly.

They’re trying to fund projects around sex that no other org will fund, particularly focusing on funding people with (multiple) marginalized identities.

In their first two years, they’ve made over $100k in grants to 14 groups and projects across the US (https://www.effing.org/grantees).

The first step in their process is an online survey that will be going live on May 1 on https://www.effing.org/grants ; they have lots of information available through our FAQ at https://www.effing.org/grants_faq .

If there's anyone in your community doing sex-positive activism, please pass this info along. If you have any other questions about their org or the grant program, you can contact 'Kit Stubbs' kstubbs@effing.org.

The Arts and Culture working group of the Appalachian Funders Network is looking for Writers

We seek to commission a writer familiar with both Central Appalachia and the power of the arts to impact community development.
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Part-Time Program Associate
​​​​​​​Job Description
The Programs Associate provides the Managing Director direct support by managing the administration and implementation of Alternate ROOTS grants programs, strategic partnerships, community engagement and support programming. The Programs Associate will be supervised by the Managing Director.

The Associate will support the planning and execution of in-person and digital regional meetings, workshops, and artistic re-granting funding and partnership programs. The Program Associate will work in close partnership with a number of projects throughout the ROOTS 14-state region.

The Programs Associate will support the Managing Director and  is responsible for the regranting programs of Alternate ROOTS and support programming that bolsters the work. ROOTS current regranting and partnership programs include Artistic Assistance, Partners in Action, and Partners in Change.
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JET Program Application Due - Nov 15,2019 - Apply NOW.

"Do you know any seniors or recent graduates who might be interested in joining the JET Program in 2020? Each year the Japanese Government selects over 1000 recent college graduates for paid positions teaching at primary and secondary schools throughout Japan. In addition to a generous salary, participants' receive a round trip flight, paid time off, and health insurance. The base requirements are US citizenship, a bachelor's degree by August 2020, and the ability to demonstrate an interest in both teaching and Japan. All majors are accepted and previous Japanese study, while preferred, is not a requirement.

Over the past few years we've seen significant growth in the number of applicants from our region who get accepted to the JET Program and we would like to keep that momentum going into 2020. The application period for the JET Program is only open for about 6 weeks per year. The 2020 application window opened on September 25th and will close on November 15th. Interested students can learn more about JET and access the application at JetProgramUSA.org."

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Appalshop is Hiring

 Development Associate Permanent Position
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In case you missed it last month, WE ARE HIRING! Rockwood continues to grow, and we’re looking for passionate, hardworking, joyful people interested in supporting leaders to transform themselves, their...
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Virginia Senior Grassroots Coordinator


Please fill out the Google form application located at chesapeakeclimate.org

You will be prompted to answer a series of short questions and asked to submit a resume and cover letter, a writing sample is optional. CCAN will be interviewing on a rolling basis.

CCAN is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We value bringing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on staff because it makes us smarter and more effective at what we do and, ultimately, we want our staff and supporters to reflect the communities we organize. We are seeking to recruit individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this position.

Contact: Courtney Dyson
Email: jobs@chesapeakeclimate.org
Job Post Online Expiration: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 02:16pm

How to Apply
Chief Executive Officer
Invest Appalachia
Charleston, WV
Invest Appalachia is an emerging nonprofit organization & impact investment fund (Invest Appalachia Fund), built by regional stakeholders in Central Appalachia. Invest Appalachia is a transformational effort to ignite regional markets, cultivate dynamic talent, and create equitable economic opportunity for Appalachian people and places. Working side-by-side with stakeholders from across the region, Invest Appalachia developed a pathway to finance community-driven projects by blending philanthropic, catalytic and concessionary investment capital to accelerate the critical economic transition happening today in a manner that is just and equitable for all Appalachians. Invest Appalachia will embolden the groups working on the ground in Central Appalachia, offering a blend of capital to build up strengths and abilities as well as address critical gaps in the financing pipeline – we find solutions to make the impossible, possible.
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Chorus Network Officer Position, Eastern Kentucky

As the Chorus Foundation enters the final five years of its spend down, Foundation staff will be shifting more of their attention to influencing philanthropy towards supporting a just transition. At the same time, Foundation staff realize that each of the communities where Chorus is invested could benefit from additional time commitment--to strengthen connections with local philanthropy and with national philanthropy interested in Eastern Kentucky and to coordinate the Foundation’s local grant making, among other tasks.
The Foundation is hiring four Network Officers, one each based in Alaska, Buffalo, Eastern Kentucky, and Richmond. Each Network Officer is envisioned, at least initially, as a half-time position that includes medical insurance. There are three major areas of responsibilities:
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Brushy Fork Institute’s is recruiting for two positions that will support our renewed focus on leadership development programming for grassroots and organizational leaders in Central Appalachia. If you are talented, energetic person seeking to serve Appalachian communities, please apply for these positions.

The position descriptions and instructions for applying are at the following links:

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Rural Action’s community development approach is the result of decades of careful work to increase local control over the region’s rich assets and to give power to the people who are committed to this place, whether for generations or new arrivals. Appalachian Ohio is still recovering from the effects of extractive industries, especially coal mining, which declined by the mid-twentieth century. Such industries, including timber and vertical oil and well drilling – and their decline – resulted in widespread environmental degradation, unemployment, population loss, and weak economies that persist to this day. A new wave of extraction in the form of hydraulic fracturing overlays new industrialization onto a pattern of disempowerment and disinvestment.

Please click the link below to learn about job opportunities.
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Join the ABN Team

We're hiring an administrative assistant! Essential responsibilities include: providing administrative support to the ABN staff, utilizing excellent customer service skills while communicating with members and community partners, and administering customer relationship management software, QuickBooks, and Excel.

Highlander is looking for a new, full-time Cultural Organizer to carry education work that places art and culture at the center of the organizing strategies to shift and move policies and practices within marginalized communities in the South and Appalachia. Highlander's new Cultural Organizer will get the chance to build upon our long-standing cultural organizing programming, integrating cultural organizing practices into and across existing educational programs and organizational practices while identifying, connecting, convening, and supporting emerging cultural work across the US South. This position will also bring a deep knowledge of and respect for spirit- and faith-rooted practices and healing justice into our work. More information and ways to apply can be found here.
Narrow Ridge Seeks Part-Time
Buildings, Grounds, and Systems Manager
Narrow Ridge Center is seeking a part-time, onsite staff person with managerial, electrical, and general handyperson skills who embraces our mission of Earth literacy and ongoing vision of building a living demonstration of a sustainable community in beautiful, northern Grainger County, Tennessee. This position requires an average of 25 hours per week in exchange for $12 per hour and modest housing accommodations. Send resumes to Narrow Ridge, 1936 Liberty Hill Rd, Washburn, TN 37888, and share this information with anyone that you believe to be interested and qualified. Please contact Mitzi at 865-497-3603 or community@narrowridge.org for additional information.
MACED is developing a cohort of New Energy Interns from across eastern Kentucky, with a special focus on displaced coal industry workers and recent graduates from building or industrial technology programs. Some of these paid six-month internships are only available to candidates that are qualified by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP). To find out if you qualify, be in touch with the contact person listed under the internship you’re interested in. EKCEP and their partner agencies serve clients that live in the service area outlined here: http://www.ekcep.org/about-us.
Internships may lead to permanent employment or entrepreneurial opportunities. Interns that are not offered employment upon completion of the program and are interested in starting their own business may be eligible for financing and technical assistance from MACED.
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