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 Programatic 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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From The Ashes

In the words of Coalfield’s own Brandon Dennison, “I recently had the remarkable and surreal opportunity to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City…

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Theory of Change
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Without spirit, without willpower, without opportunities for overcoming structural barriers, a full life feels unattainable. It is the Coalfield Development Corporation’s belief that the cause of so many woes…

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John Mellencamp partnered with “From The Ashes” on a modern rendition of Merle Travis’ 1946 song, “Dark As A Dungeon” – a song that evokes the struggles of coal miners that exist to this d...

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The "From the Ashes" documentary LIVE Watch Party

June 25, 2017, 9:00pm

Welcome to the "From the Ashes" LIVE Watch Party! During the movie premiere leave your comments and thoughts RIGHT HERE in the LIVE Watch Party for all to see! From the Ashes, produced by RadicalMed...

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Tomorrow we'll hear the third part of our series The Struggle To Stay. Catch up on last week's episode here: https://t.co/DzuOyxchKL

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Tonight at 7:20 ET you can watch Brandon on a livestream panel @Tribeca Film Festival 👉🏽 https://t.co/HYcEH5lvWQ #CoalfieldDevelopment

We are excited to be featured in the documentary "From the Ashes" in the @Tribeca film festival!

Our own @RefreshAppalach crew member Colt Brogan's Struggle to Stay, Part Two @wvpublic https://t.co/Cqwd3e1rYC

The Refresh Appalachia crew getting after it yesterday. #shiitakes

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OUR MISSION:

To support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and the community needed to cultivate real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment.