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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Our Core Values drive us to succeed

  • No complaining or whining
  • Commit to excellent work
  • Fully participate; dive in
  • Believe in yourself, each other and your community
  • Keep focused on and committed to the mission
  • Doggedly pursue solutions to problems
  • Follow through
  • Reflect; be fully present
  • Find the joy
  • Learn and grow
  • Stay humble; continually improve
  • Trust and relationships are top priority
  • Take time to listen; especially to those with whom you differ
  • Value each other's unique strengths
  • Be genuine and honest

Learn about our Five Programmatic Branches


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
Learn about upcoming events geared towards rebuilding Appalachia!

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We are getting ready for our 2nd Annual Labor Day Event starting at 6pm today & YOU are invited!

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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.