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CAP not only looks for ways to serve the people of the Appalachian region, but also to involve them in our work. By fostering good relationships with our participants, we give them the chance to contribute and be involved in their growth and...

Feature Story

This spring, melting snow and heavy rains in some Appalachian regions caused homes to fill with nearly five feet of water and sewer systems to overflow. In Wayne County, West Virginia flooding caused extensive damage and families were forced to stay...

Mountain Spirit

By Carol Stringer I was surprised to find myself on a tin roof one morning this past March. Although I had signed up for Workfest knowing I would be assisting with construction, I hadn’t anticipated anything this daunting. Not only was I on a roof,...

Mountain Spirit

By Ben Self Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson launched his “War on Poverty” from a humble front porch in the tiny Appalachian town of Inez, Ky., many Americans still envision Eastern Kentucky as a region without hope or promise, a ‘black...

Mountain Spirit

By Felicia Carter Mitch Barrett is a down-to-earth, Appalachian-based folk singer, born and raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. He started playing guitar at the young age of 11 and blames his love for music on his grandmother. For him,...

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