Since 1988, Brushy Fork Institute has worked to develop strong leadership in communities throughout Appalachia. As an outreach program of Berea College, the Institute offers:
- leadership training,
- organizational development workshops, and
- technical assistance to communities working for a better tomorrow.
Brushy Fork offered the first Annual Institute in 2005. It based the program on seventeen years of experience operating an award-winning Leadership Development Program for Appalachian community leaders. The Annual Institute serves as a regional model for a self-sustaining, open training venue. It’s designed to build the capacity of nonprofits and community-based organizations in central Appalachia.
Brushy Fork offers a broad range of programs and services. Through this, we support leadership development initiatives. Thus, we provide individuals with the skills needed to implement effective community-based capacity building efforts throughout Appalachia.
Service Area & History: 1988-2013
The following map highlights counties throughout Appalachia with participants in Brushy Fork projects or programs since 1988. Appalachian Kentucky counties are highlighted in green. (Select the image to enlarge.)