About the Center

More than charity.

As part of the educational community of Emory & Henry College, the Appalachian Center for Civic Life strives to create a nationally distinctive program of service and education, equipping students to be agents of social change in our region, our nation, and the world.

Focusing on the interconnection of place, citizenship, public policy, social capital, and mediating structures, the Appalachian Center will expand its place-based model, creating new opportunities for service and learning that is response to the long, environmental, and human history of a place, acknowledging the persistence of a range of social and cultural conflicts.

Glade Spring Vice Mayor talks to Emory & Henry students.Glade Spring Vice Mayor talks to Emory & Henry students.

Emory & Henry students serve at a local arts organization.Emory & Henry students serve at a local arts organization.