What is a Fellow? 

An Appalachian Transition Fellow is an emerging community leader that is from and/or dedicated to the Central Appalachian Region, has shown creativity and innovation in their work or field of study, and is interested in supporting and working towards the transition of a sustainable and equitable region.   

During the program, fellows are placed in host communities made up of either two or three organizations from a Central Appalachian sub-region or by a network containing three or more organizations. 

Fellows regularly work with local, regional and national guest trainers, policy and sector experts, and the regional management team composed of Highlander and Rural Support Partners staff to build their organizational and personal leadership skills and expand their networks across the region.