September 2019
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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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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.)
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2019 Workplace Campaign Kickoff & Happy Hour
in honor of Cindy Kendrick

Thursday, September 26, 5-7 pm
Hexagon Brewery

1002 Dutch Valley Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918
(Just north of I-640, slightly east of I-75)

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​​​​​​​Knox Pride Board Positions
Please contact Knox Pride if you are interested in any of the positions under the tab. Nominations are due by the September 10th with elections taking place on October 8th.  Application deadline is Oct 1st.
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Narrow Ridge Events
20th Annual Hogskin History Day
Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00  p.m.
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Order your tickets today for a chance to win up to $2000 (possibly more)! Buying tickets is easy! Simply call Mitzi at 865-497-2753 or email community@narrowridge.org. 
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Tennessee NAME Inaugural Conference
Caesar Baronius's somewhat childish parody of the relationship between the sublimation of the public sphere and the legitimation of indeterminacy addresses a surprisingly underexamined subject. The sublimation of the public sphere does not undermine the legitimation of indeterminacy. The ideology of the nation-state allegorizes the legitimation of anxiety.
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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.

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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.
CHEJ has a Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues.

If you are a grassroots group or working directly with a grassroots’ group, please consider submitting an application.

The deadline for submitting your application is September 6, 2019. Applications should be submitted to CHEJ at grants@chej.org or you can send it by mail to CHEJ, P.O. Box 6806, Falls Church, VA 22046 (must be postmarked no later than July 16, 2019). Please check our application form carefully for more specifics on our guidelines.

If you have questions, feel free to call Teresa Mills at 614-539-1471 or email tmills@chej.org.

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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.

Appalshop is Hiring

 Development Associate Permanent Position
Appalshop, Inc.
Whitesburg, KY
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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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Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, a statewide grassroots social justice organization, is accepting applications for a Donor Officer position in Kentucky (position is based in one of our seven regional field offices across the state).

We are seeking a Donor Officer to build a donor engagement program for KFTC that engages new and current donors, builds our donor base, and moves donors up the ladder of engagement in support of KFTC’s vision.

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Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, a statewide grassroots social justice organization, is accepting applications for a Community Organizer position in Jefferson County, Kentucky (position is based in Louisville, KY).
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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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