The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting stories, and have compiled them on a new website, “Stories from the Mountains.”
Renew Appalachia is proud to share some of those stories over the holiday months, as a way to spread the hope and joy that is present when the people of eastern Kentucky begin to rebuild their communities together, with an eye on the future.
What better way to start “Stories from the Mountains” than with an introduction to Appalachia, itself? To do that, MACED produced this short video, narrated by MACED President Peter Hille:
For more stories, and to learn more about this 40th Anniversary project, check out the “Stories” website, here.