2017 Annual Institute: September 19-22

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The 2017 Brushy Fork Annual Institute will be held September 19-22. Check back, we will be adding new details as they are confirmed!

Please use the information from previous Annual Institutes for reference purposes only.

The Brushy Fork Annual Institute is a three-day training event hosted each September at Berea College.

The Institute is designed to build the capacity of nonprofits and community-based organizations in Central Appalachia. It provides opportunities for skill building and networking among grassroots citizen leaders, nonprofit professionals, and community development practitioners.

Berea College faculty, staff, alumni, and a network of regional and national consultants serve as teaching and presenting faculty.

We routinely host more than 150 participants each year. Many are returning attendees who regard the gathering as a sort of homecoming, a place to gather with friends and learn and share about best practices for rural community development.

Through attending, you will expand your network of contacts, gather resources for putting ideas to action, and acquire hands-on skills to solve community challenges.

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