After all the depressing news from the last post, here's something much more uplifting. The New Opportunity School for Women has been helping Appalachian women build their education, skills and self-confidence for 25 years now. Making Connections recently profiled this inspiring work on their radio program. Here's what they have to say:
Women in Central Appalachia are more likely to struggle with unemployment and a lack of educational opportunities than are their male counterparts or women in many other parts of the country. But a small non-profit called the New Opportunity School for Women has spent the past quarter century working to assist women from Central Appalachia overcome the various obstacles that stand in the way of a college education and a career.
Listen to the whole report here.