Interfaith Appalachia is relaunching on May 29, 2013! Their new name will be Project CALL: Community Achievement, Learning and Leadership. They will still work to foster multicultural collaboration and leadership development, bridging diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
Project CALL will continue to offer 2-3 Interfaith Appalachia Alternative Breaks per year, although their focus will become Community Leadership Intensives in summer. These will draw together students from central Appalachia and greater Boston/the northeast.
The first Community Leadership Intensive will take place in July 2013, and is an opportunity to serve and learn amongst a diverse group of up to 12 students from both Harlan County, Kentucky (and neighboring areas), and from greater Boston. Participants will volunteer together with urban and rural community agriculture projects, build a strong sense of team, and learn from one another’s backgrounds; they will live together, eat together, serve and learn together, and prepare to re-enter their home communities with a deepened understanding of how to advance pluralism and community development. Applications will be announced in early April, 2013, and are open to high school students. Financial aid will be available, and admissions need-blind. Please email David@InterfaithAppalachia.org with any questions, comments, or suggestions.