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Blog SALS July 2, 2015
Rafting Trips Information – Special Southern Appalachia Labor School Rates
America’s Best Whitewater is right in our backyard. More
Issues: Rafting
Newsletter SALS December 19, 2014
SALS Journal, Winter, 2014-2015
“A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.” This is a very popular quote from the Bible. After being at SALS for a little over a decade I can’t help but feel that many good things that SALS has done for the community have gone unnoticed and unappreciated. More
Issues: Community serviceHousingVolunteersYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS October 27, 2014
Fall 2014 Rural Voices
Making Almost Heaven a Reality in Rural West Virginia More
Newsletter SALS September 23, 2014
SALS Journal, Summer, 2014
For many years, Beards Fork has been a nonexistent town when it comes to maps, GPS, and sometimes directions from locals. This spring that came to an end when volunteers from all over the country descended upon our small sleepy town. SALS’ has been present in the community since the late 1990s. More
Issues: Community serviceEducationHousingVolunteersYouthBuild
Blog SALS December 18, 2013
Southern Appalachian Labor School
View a SALS PowerPoint presentation More
Issues: AmeriCorpsCommunity serviceHousingSocial justiceVistaYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS December 17, 2013
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2013
At YouthBuild, one of SALS major partners, the recruiting and hosting of volunteers is referred to as volunteer generation. I have always liked the sound of volunteer generation as it has the word generation. More
Issues: Community serviceHealthHousingVolunteersYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS June 3, 2013
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2013
Summertime again brings around Group Work- Camps. Many hundreds of volunteers from across the United States will invade, repair and go off into the sunset with the satisfaction of knowing they made a difference in someone’s life. More
Issues: CoalEconomyHealthHousingVistaYouthBuild
Press SALS April 28, 2013
Public Health Disparities in Appalachian Coal Mining Communities
Dr. Michael Hendryx from the WVU School of Public Health made a presentation at the SALS Historic Oak Hill School on April 8, 2013 about the impact of Mountain Top mining on the health of people in the surrounding communities. More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Blog SALS December 18, 2012
A Message from Senator Rockefeller More
Issues: Community serviceSocial justice
Newsletter SALS December 17, 2012
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2012
Global Volunteers have been sending us volunteers since 1999. The Millennium Project sponsored by a group of volunteers in the winter of 2000 seems to have been a turning point for our relationship. This summer we hosted our 80th Global Volunteers team. More
Issues: AmeriCorpsCommunity serviceHealthYouthBuild
Blog SALS September 11, 2012
Music of Coal
The Lonesome Pine Office on Youth announces the release of the two-CD set “Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields.” More
Issues: CoalMusic
Newsletter SALS June 13, 2012
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2012
SALS and New River Health Association have agreed to reopen Beards Fork Clinic in July 2012. NRHA CEO Dave Sotak announced this plan at the New River monthly board meeting on May 14. More
Issues: Community serviceHousingYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS December 9, 2011
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2011
For the past decade Southern Appalachian Labor School has sponsored a major summer influx of faith-based volunteers to engage in modest repairs of homes in Fayette County and the Upper Kanawha Valley. To date, nearly 1000 homes have received work and the project contributes over $600,000 of value and purchases every year. More
Issues: Community serviceHealthVistaVolunteersYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS June 30, 2011
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2011
This year we are celebrating our Juneteenth Solidarity Festival in Oak Hill at the Historic Oak Hill Elementary School (former elementary school). This decommissioned school was recently acquired by SALS to further its community development projects. More
Newsletter SALS December 23, 2010
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2010-2011
On Sunday, June 13th, SALS hosted the 19th annual Solidarity Festival and Celebration. The festivities began at 1 PM at our community center at Beards Fork. More
Newsletter SALS June 10, 2010
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2010
Slowly but surely, the students in the after school program at SALS are being immersed in a weekly educational program in which agriculture serves as the basis for teaching healthy lifestyle choices, dietary nutrition, ecostewardship, teamwork, and the importance of local food systems. More
Press SALS February 2, 2010
Bitter Cane
If you would like to arrange a gathering of people to raise funds for Haitian relief, the Southern Appalachian Labor School can loan you a copy of the award winning classic, BITTER CANE, for a showing. More
Issues: Social justice
Press SALS January 16, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr
The Monday, January 18, 2010 tribute for Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Southern Appalachian Labor School will feature community service projects, Ethel Caffie-Austin (West Virginia’s First Lady of Gospel Music) and a special appeal for Haitian relief. The public is invited to attend all or part of the day-long event. More
Issues: Community serviceSocial justice
Newsletter SALS December 24, 2009
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2009
The Southern Appalachian Labor School celebrated its annual Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Make A Difference Day is a day set aside for volunteers from all walks of life to do good deeds in their communities! SALS will participate again this year as it has in past events. More
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