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Without spirit, without willpower, without opportunities for overcoming structural barriers, a full life feels unattainable. It is the Coalfield Development Corporation’s belief that the cause of so many woes in Southern West Virginia is the lack of full lives being lived — the emptiness, the despair built up over generations, which leads to a lack of ambition, gumption, and an inability to dream. Therefore, simply building a new home for a person or giving them a two-year job is not sufficient for smashing down structural barriers and ending generational cycles of poverty. Rather, opportunities for full lives must be provided. As such, the primary strategy of this program and of Coalfield overall is to provide valuable, varied, and empowering opportunities for low-income young adults in Southern West Virginia.

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About Coalfield Development and Rewire Appalachia Coalfield Development is a not-for-profit organization working actively to rebuild the Appalachian economy to be more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable than ever before.  The organization’s mission focuses on supporting a family of social enterprises (businesses with heart) to inspire Appalachians with the courage to grow, the creativity to […]

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Wayne, Lincoln, McDowell and Mingo County Are you interested in an exciting career in sustainable energy?  We are looking for Crew Members to work on our Wayne, Mingo, and Lincoln County crews. This is a unique, challenging, and rewarding position for those interested in developing a career in the construction sector.  Crew members participate in paid […]

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Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.