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ACCLAIM seeks to build a mathematics infrastructure in the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia, providing a model and resources for other isolated, rural, poverty-stricken areas across the country. The site provides articles, monographs, and other resources.

--Allied Artists of West Virginia


This organization exists to encourage artists, to hold exhibits, to foster art in general, and to further art interest of the community. It contains information about Art Shows and examples of Member's Artwork.

-- Appalachia Service Project


Methodist-affiliated charity that builds affordable housing in the Appalachian area. The organization solicits volunteers and donations on the site.

--Appalachian College Association


This site brings together information on 30+ colleges in the Appalachian College Association.

--Appalachian Community Development Association


The Association (ACDA) provides grants to enable Appalachian people and local communities keep the mountain spirit alive. Site provides information about grants and ADCA sponsored festival which raises the money to fund grants.

--Appalachian Community Fund


Home page of organization established in 1987. The organization provide grants to groups promoting social change in the central region of Appalachia (east Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia and all of West Virginia).

--Appalachian Gateway Center


Center is an educational gathering place and working facility for the collection, exhibition, and preservation of Appalachian heritage. Site contains information about activities and the annual Gateway to Appalachia Festival sponsored by Southern State Community College.

--Appalachian Regional Commission


Site of the federal-state partnership commission for the people of Appalachia, mainly aimed at economic development for an improved proved quality of life.

--Appalachian Voices


Home site for a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and restoring Appalachian forest ecosystems and communities.

--Appalachian Women's Alliance


Appears to be a non-profit organization (unverified) which includes selected full text of the Appalachian Women's Journal in addition to a listing of events of interest to women in the Appalachian region.

--Appalachian Writers Association


Home site for organization dedicated to preserving Appalachian literary heritage by promoting the works of new and established authors. Includes list of AWA Book of the year awards.

--Brushy Fork Institute: Appalachian Leadership and Community Development


Berea College affiliated Institute which offers leadership training, organizational development workshops and technical assistance, and a full text online newsletter, Mountain Promise.

--Central Appalachian Network


An on-line forum for discussion of questions pertaining to Appalachia. A question/topic area is posed, Guests provide information and the on-line public is invited to share insights, ask questions, voice opinions and learn about the topic area.

--Development of District Association of Appalachia


Hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission - a partnership of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states established by Congress in 1965 to support economic and social development in the Appalachian Region, this site provides news of current activities.

--Division for Church in Society


Section of World Hunger Program division of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web pages. It provides information about Hunger Grants given in 2000 with specific amounts and descriptions of projects funded. It is geographically searchable and can be browsed by topic.

--Edvantia (formerly AEL)


In 2004, AEL adopted a new name, Edvantia. This not-for-profit organization integrates research and technology to spark innovation and promote strategies for student success. Educators can call on Edvantia for targeted assistance, a fresh perspective, or information based on research and practice. Provides links to its Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) a technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. to provide technical assistance to address No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements and meet student achievement goals in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

--Episcopal Appalachian Ministries


Homepage for a coalition of Episcopal Diocese which seeks to inspire, nurture and affirm those involved in meeting the needs of people living in the Appalachina region. Includes a map of the Appalachian region, photos, a list of links and a book list.

-- ETSU Center for Appalachian Studies and Services


Home page for the center for Appalachian Studies and Services. This page focuses on educational programs and includes a link to a table of contents for Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine.



One of the most well-known names in the study of the Appalachian region, this site represents an overview of the research done by the Foxfire Project.

--Handmade in America


Organization supports tradition of handmade crafts in Western North Carolina region by working to create sustainable economic development for craftspeople in the region.

--Holy Cross Appalachian Service Project


Catholic university-sponsored project providing varying forms of spring break community service in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia. The school solicits volunteers on the site.

--Institute for local government Administration and Rural Development


The Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development (ILGARD) turns Ohio University's expertise into real-world assistance for Southeast Ohio and the State. The institute provides applied research and technical assistance to government. The institute operates as a department of Ohio University in Appalachian Ohio. It "provides research, technical assistance and other services to local governments, community leaders and nonprofit organizations" in Southeastern Ohio.

-- Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education


Home page of consortium of Ohio colleges and universities located in the Appalachian region of Ohio. The consortium goal is to increase the number of students who choose to attend college. Links are provided to information about current programs and studies.

--Research [Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia]


Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia's Online Research Database. This database is provided to the general public in order to share the variety of information and media that has been created or collected by the CSEGA for educational purposes.

--Roadside Theater


Site for professional theater group performing original dramas based on the musical and storytelling traditions of Appalachia. Provides links to articles about the theater group and additional resources that can be purchased from the group. Related links are included.

--Rural Womyn Zone


International in scope but searching this site will provide links for rural women in the Appalachian region. It includes a calendar of events, a good list of links focusing on availability of social services to rural women, and full text opinion pieces.

--Seisiun (session) Musicians in Appalachia


The Celtic Republic of Appalachia is interested in preserving and celebrating Celtic culture in the Appalachian region of the United States where so many Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Cornish immigrants settled and where their descendants live today. Includes links.

--Southern Appalachian: Man & the Biosphere Program


Web site for SAMAB includes a full text archive of the SAMAB Newsletter and a full text version of the video Birth of the Mountains. SAMAB fosters a harmonious relationship between people and the Southern Appalachian environment.

--Town of Big Stone Gap


Home page for an Appalachian town in Virginia. Includes links to information of interest to local residents about people, businesses, politics, etc.

--Urban Appalachian Council


Homepage for the Urban Appalachian Council, a grassroots organization with a strong research component. The UAC serves the communities in Cincinnati most heavily populated by Urban Appalachians with direct and advocay services. The site includes a bibliography.