The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition’s (UACC) work draws on an over-40-year heritage of Appalachian advocacy in the Greater Cincinnati area–and we’re just getting started!
This website was the web space for the former Urban Appalachian Council (UAC). The UAC had to close its doors in January 2014 due to financial difficulty but the new UACC is continuing the work of advocating for, working with, and giving voice to urban Appalachian communities.
We believe in the irrepressible spirit of the Appalachian people, and that the nurturing of that spirit benefits Greater Cincinnati through our:
- Wisdom informed by both our Appalachian heritage and our urban experiences.
- Resistance to threats to individual, family, and community well-being;
- Respect for community as both place and the people who live there;
- Artistic and cultural expressions of who we were and are;
- Inclusiveness that recognizes how people are alike rather than different;
- Advocacy on behalf of those whose voices have not been heard.
The Appalachian spirit is a positive and powerful force toward individual, family and community health, transformation and empowerment.