In 2016 and 2017, the U.S. Department of State sponsored a group of Fulbright scholars to participate in a week-long service-learning program led by Amizade in Williamson WV. What you find here on this page are beautiful, inspiring, and surprising narratives captured during their program, a storytelling project by Amizade, in partnership with Sustainable Williamson, featuring the voices of Fulbright Program participants.

The Heart of Appalachia, Chapter 2

In April 2017, twelve Fulbrighters engaged with Amizade in a week-long service learning project in Williamson, West Virginia, an Appalachian community with valuable lessons to share about sustainability, perseverance, and revitalization. Learn what this group of volunteers experienced as they dove in the heart of Appalachia through this six-minute video.

The Heart of Appalachia Chapter 1

This is a story of transformation and empowerment in the heart of Appalachia. Download and read this digital book created by Amizade, in which¬†you’ll find¬†beautiful, inspiring, and surprising narratives captured by passionate storytellers from the Fulbright Program during their experience of service and learning in Williamson, WV.

Find more stories on the ebook.


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