July 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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We Had a Pride Good Time!
Check out our photos above and photos by Alan Sims for Inside of Knoxville below.

This fantastic world music and arts festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains spans five days and features more than 100 bands playing across nine stages! This year’s headliners include The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and many more! Not only is there an incredible line-up, but there are also local artists, crafts, dance workshops, yoga lessons and outdoor activities to ensure that there’s something for everyone. FloydFest even has a Children’s Universe to entertain your little festival-goers.


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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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
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Calling all Actors and Actresses!!!


We are so excited to announce that auditions for Red Summer are coming up!!

If you or anyone you know may be interested, please come to Fourth Presbyterian Church at 1323 N Broadway on July 19, 20, or 21 prepared with a headshot, resume, a song to sing, a 3-5 minute monologue, and be ready to do a cold reading of the script.

Please feel free to click the link below if you have any questions about the upcoming auditions! We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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Save the Date!
CAN Peer-to-Peer Convening

Introducing the 2019 West Virginia Trainers Project Fellows!

Congratulations to Amy Jo Hutchison, Loretta Young, Spencer Moss and
Justin Raines.

We're so excited to be under way. Already Loretta and Amy Jo have made their way to the Super T to sharpen their experiential education toolboxes. And monthly coaching sessions get underway right now. This is one way our movements get stronger--by us going after our own learning goals and by us investing in each other.

Here we go!
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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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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Register today for the 3rd Annual Artists Thrive Summit
Tuesday, July 30 - Friday, August 2

Berea, KY

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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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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MACED is partnering with East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) to create some great opportunities for displaced coal industry workers who want to start a new career in the energy economy. Other candidates may also be qualified as determined by EKCEP. These New Energy Internships pay well and are designed to lead either to full employment or the opportunity to start a new business in the new energy economy.
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It's Here!! We are excited to announce the 2019 annual STAY Summer Institute July 18th-21st at Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center in Marion, VA! We hope you can join us for what promises to be a weekend full of fun, friendship, collective learning and growth. Registration will close Monday, July 8th,.

The STAY Summer Institute (SSI) is STAY's largest gathering and is designed by youth for youth. This event is an autonomous space for 14-30 year old's from Central Appalachia (includes Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina).
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2019 GUTC Leaders Fellowship Registration Open


We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 GUTC Leaders Fellowship. After a successful inaugural cohort we are looking for a new cohort of trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary professionals who are currently employed full or part time with a philanthropic entity based in the United States.

The GUTC Leaders Fellowship provides ongoing support, peer networking, and leadership and professional development to a cohort of 6 trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary professionals in philanthropy over a 12-month fellowship period, beginning in March, 2019.

Fellows will receive the following:

  • Invitation to attend Funding Forward 2019 (March 20-22, 2019)
  • 2 in-person retreats featuring peer networking, skills development, and self-care
  • Ongoing job coaching and career counseling
  • Support to design and submit proposals for workshops to philanthropy conferences
  • Monthly professional and career development/skills-building activities
  • Help to develop a personalized professional development plan, with realistic goals and support
  • A mentor who can provide advice and support related to fellows’ specific career interests and aspirations
  • Peer networking with the fellowship cohort, as well as with more-experienced trans professionals in the field
  • $2,000 in supplemental professional development funds

There is no cost to apply.

Click here for more information on the 2019-2020 GUTC Leaders Fellowship

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.

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.


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.

Appalachian Apprenticeship for Diverse Leaders

The Appalachian Apprenticeship for Diverse Leaders is a full-time, two-year program. It is designed to empower emerging, diverse Appalachian leaders to increase their professional skills, connections, and leadership capacities while supporting the operations of the Appalachia Funders Network.

The apprentice would work to provide backbone support to the Appalachia Funders Network through administration and coordination. Along with tangible skills, the focus on professional and personal development, learning, and reflection will afford the apprentice with the opportunity for personal growth.

Specifically, we encourage applicants representing a broad diversity of Appalachian people which includes, but is not limited to, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, non-native English speakers, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, folks of various religious beliefs, people of a broad age range, and non-traditionally educated individuals.

Compensation: $34,500 annual salary with generous benefits. Benefits include health insurance contribution, 10 paid holidays per year, and 2 weeks paid time off. Benefits also include a robust professional development package including trainings, workshops, conferences, mentorship, reflection, and reading.

Location: This position is based in Asheville, NC at the offices of Rural Support Partners and is supervised by the Appalachia Funders Network Coordinator.

Please see the full job posting on our website.

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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