Amizade is thrilled to announce that we are expanding our program offerings; this time into our own region of Appalachia! In partnership with Sustainable Williamson, Amizade volunteers will now have the opportunity to travel to Williamson, West Virginia to participate in a unique service-learning experience.
While this area of the country is best known for the Appalachian Trail, outdoor sports, and inspiring natural beauty, Williamson is known locally as a “typical southern coalfield town” and not a tourist hot spot. Located in the heart of Appalachia on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky, Williamson has a population of around 3,500. Coal has been the central pillar of the local economy, with approximately 40% of jobs in the region directly linked to the industry. Williamson is a safe community that allows volunteers to see and experience an authentic Appalachian culture.
We are so excited to see what new and incredible things will come in the future for this new site and our new community partners!
Click here to learn more about Amizade’s site in Appalachia and contact us to learn how you and your group can get involved!