Here are the latest news articles from throughout Appalachia that we’re currently following. We hope each one will inspire, motivate, educate, and even challenge you. As an Appalachian-focused organization, we also take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities.
Allison honored as Appalachian Heritage Writer In Residence by Shepherd
Time and time again during Dorothy Allison’s presentation as Scarborough Society keynote speaker at the Appalachian Heritage Writer In Residence award ceremony Thursday night, she punctuated a story,
After-school Programs Less Available To Low-income Families, Survey Finds - Youth Today
As the pandemic drags on, families who have the greatest need for after-school programs for their children have had less access. Programs serving higher-income kids were almost twice as likely to be open in person this summer than those serving less affluent families, according to surveys released …
After-school programs struggle to meet demand, find funding during pandemic, surveys say
Programs served less low-income students in the spring and, in total, served about half as many children this summer than the last, according to surveys.
Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning on race
Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she thought she and her family had to face it on their own.
Accustomed to Helping Others, They Now Find Themselves in Need
In pandemic’s grip, concerns about food insecurity are compounded for older Americans.
A 72-year-old woman was quietly living in a dilapidated house. Then an electrician sparked a community to help her rebuild
Electrician John Kinney, right, helped sparked a movement to rebuild an elderly neighbor’s home.
About the Appalachian Region - Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachia is made up of 420 counties across 13 states and spans 205,000-square miles, from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The Region’s 25 million residents live in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, T…
As Telemedicine Expands Successfully, Disparities Persist:... : Neurology Today
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Growing Economic Opportunities in Appalachia - Appalachian Regional Commission
Entrepreneurship and business development are cornerstones of the Appalachian economy. Creating opportunity across a variety of existing and emerging industries and sectors helps communities increase their resilience during periods of transition. To fuel the Region’s economic expansion, ARC focuses …
Family bonds support children
September is National Kinship Care Month! Extended family members and nonrelative caregivers play a significant role in caring for children when their parents are having a difficult time and are unable to provide for the child as needed. These kinship caregivers offer a healthy, safe and loving envi…
‘Appalachia in the Bluegrass’ Concert Series Goes Virtual
Though the public won’t be able to take in the 2020 “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series in its intimate home venue — the University of Kentucky’s Niles Gallery — it will return virtually. Tune in noon Friday, Sept. 18, as folk artist and songwriter Liza DiSavino performs in the series prese…
The Dignity And Grit Of The Appalachian Hill Women - Resilience
Cassie Chambers’s Hill Women considers the dignity and resiliency of poor working-class families in this Appalachian region of America.
Tennessee awards 656 nonprofits $150 million in coronavirus relief funds
Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group made the announcement Tuesday.
Alzheimer’s burden greater in rural Appalachia, study finds
Alzheimer’s disease is more common in rural Appalachian Ohio communities than in other rural areas in the state – raising concerns about access to early, specialized care in a region where many residents face struggles getting the medical care they need, a new study has found. Researchers from The O…
Appalachia to Affrilachia, an Exhibit Promoting Inclusiveness
ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries are currently showing the “Black Diaspora: From Africa to Appalachia to Affrilachia, Reclaiming History, Memory and Place” exhibition featuring Black artists from ...
Relief funds available for Kentucky landlords, renters hit by COVID-19 - The Interior Journal
Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the launch of the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund website, teamkyhherf.ky.gov, where Kentuckians now can visit and apply for assistance. “As we continue to wage this battle against COVID-19, we must make sure renters have a home so they can be Healthy at Home, wh…
Dr. William Scott Hanna Instrumental in Appalachian Publication - News & Media Relations
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