Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.

We believe in developing the potential of Appalachian places and people as they experience challenging moments of economic transition by unlocking people’s creative power to transform perceived problems into opportunities in the communities we call home. We empower people to have faith in themselves to learn and grow. People who have never dreamed of earning a degree walk across the graduation stage with pride and work beside our employees improving our own communities in real, tangible ways, such as rehabilitating dilapidated buildings, repurposing abandoned mine lands, and starting new businesses.

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In celebration of our acquisition, SustainU Clothing is offering a limited edition West Virginia Proud T-Shirt that will ship on West Virginia Day (Wednesday June 20th, 2018). To purchase, text “Coalfield” to 484848 and you will receive a link to the product. All shirts are made in the USA from 100% recycled materials.

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REalized Potential Social Enterprises
Social Enterprise and Economic Diversification (SEED) Partnerships
33-6-3 Workforce Development Model
Community-Based Real Estate Development
Strong Mountain Communities
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To support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, activate the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and cultivate the community needed for real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment.