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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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Learn about our Five Programmatic Branches

 

REalized Potential Social Enterprises
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Social Enterprise and Economic Diversification (SEED) Partnerships
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33-6-3 Workforce Development Model
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Community-Based Real Estate Development
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Strong Mountain Communities
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OUR MISSION:

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.