Partners for Appalachian Families meet with DC officials, policy makers

August 27, 2016
Photo submitted. From left to right: Ashley Van Hook, VISTA, Ali Hill- Workforce Services Assistant Director / Career Advisor KCEOC Community Action Partnership Kentucky Career Center JobSight. Kelli Moore, Associate Director Knox County Full-Service Community Schools Program Berea College. Melissa Newman, Ma. Ed. Regional Stewardship Coordinator Instructor of Communication. Seth Wilder, VISTA.

Photo submitted.
From left to right: Ashley Van Hook, VISTA, Ali Hill- Workforce Services Assistant Director / Career Advisor KCEOC Community Action Partnership Kentucky Career Center JobSight. Kelli Moore, Associate Director Knox County Full-Service Community Schools Program Berea College. Melissa Newman, Ma. Ed. Regional Stewardship Coordinator Instructor of Communication. Seth Wilder, VISTA.

Partners for Appalachian Families, formerly known as the The Knox County Rural IMPACT team, found itself in the company of Tom Vilsack the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Doug O’Brien Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and researchers and policy makers from the Aspen institute, an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering open-minded dialogue, as the PAF “away” team met in Washington D.C. for the second training and reporting session of its type.


Away team members include: Kelli Moore, Executive Director Partners for Education at Berea; Melissa Newman, EKU Regional Stewardship Coordinator; Alicia Hill, Workforce Services Assistant Director / Career Advisor, KCEOC Community Action Partnership, PAF team support VISTAs Ashley Van Hook and Seth Wilder.

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