September–December 2000 Issue

Appalachian Scene: A Passion for Education
by Lynda McDaniel

Wayne White has dedicated most of his career to educating young people. A former teacher, assistant principal, and school superintendent, White is now the executive director of the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE), promoting higher education for youths and adults.


Breaking the Literacy Barrier
by Carl Hoffman

With support from local government, businesses, and the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Shirley Smith Learning Center is helping adults in Catoosa County, Georgia, change their lives through education.


Kentucky's Blueprint for Home Ownership
by Fred D. Baldwin

In Kentucky's housing program, organizations at the state and local levels work together to help low- and moderate-income families become first-time home owners.


Learning Skills, Building Futures
by James E. Casto

Unemployed youths in West Virginia gain on-the-job training as they build and renovate low-cost housing in Fayette County's YouthBuild program.


Tools for Entrepreneurship
by Fred D. Baldwin

tools for entrepreneurship program cover

Promoting homegrown businesses was the theme of an Appalachian Regional Commission–sponsored conference held in Clermont County, Ohio, in September 2000.

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