In the Center for Resilient Communities we provide fellowships to support community builders.
Community builders engage in social action to champion grassroots, collaborative initiatives that improve lives and livelihoods. Community builders are activists, unifiers, care-givers, entrepre-neurs, and leaders who stand up and stand out. They tackle the roots causes of problems. They think in terms of systems instead of symptoms. They know how to organize. They guide others. And they make sacrifices for the common good. Our fellowships support and elevate the work of scholars, students and grassroots leaders in Appalachia that we believe hold the power for change.