UACC Partner Organizations

UACC and its stewards work closely with partner organizations to represent Appalachians and to contribute to a livable community for all. Recent efforts include a ballot initiative to fund the Housing Trust Fund.

Appalachians in Higher Education

We at UACC are grateful to our partners in higher education. The Creative Writing Vision program at Thomas More University, directed by Sherry Cook Stanforth, has been a laboratory for Appalachian pride for many years. Miami University, which offers Appalachian studies coursework in its Public Programs division, has been a steadfast ally in the work of Matthew Smith and Ashley Hopkins.

Appalachians in Secondary and Primary Education

Oyler School has long worked with UACC to provide cultural programming to its students in Lower Price Hill.

Urban Appalachian Leadership Program

The Urban Appalachian Leadership Project (UALP) is envisioned as a coalition of students and young adults, community advocates, scholars, artists, and others who empower community members to acknowledge diversity within cultural identity, connect with our history and shape our future by engaging in conversations and activities exploring what it means to be Appalachian.

Community Support for UACC

The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition has benefitted from support from many individuals and organizations as we address the issues and concerns of urban Appalachian people and communities. We have received many donations of value in the form of time, space, and talent. We are grateful for our community partners, sister organizations, and the many, many willing volunteers who help us serve urban Appalachian people and communities: