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We are improving lives by addressing critical issues surrounding literacy, food insecurity, and access to traditional arts.

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Honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of central Appalachia.

Since our founding in 1902, Hindman Settlement School has evolved to meet the changing needs of the region. The Settlement’s work today includes education and service programs that address the critical needs of youth and families while promoting the rich traditional arts of Appalachia.

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Were hiring full-time tutors in Floyd, Knott, Leslie, and Perry Counties! 

There are a number of incredible benefits for serving as an AmeriCorps member with Hindman Settlement School, including a living allowance, health insurance, education award, childcare assistance, and more!

Learn more and apply today at www.hindman.org/recruitment!

We’re hiring full-time tutors in Floyd, Knott, Leslie, and Perry Counties!

There are a number of incredible benefits for serving as an AmeriCorps member with Hindman Settlement School, including a living allowance, health insurance, education award, childcare assistance, and more!

Learn more and apply today at www.hindman.org/recruitment!
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On this #TeamTuesday, join us in welcoming Kayla Thacker to the role of Dyslexia Program Director!

Kayla’s involvement with Hindman Settlement School’s dyslexia intervention program began in the early 2000’s when she accepted a role as a tutor with our intensive five-week summer program. Through the decades, her involvement has grown from a part-time tutor to serving as one of our program’s school-based reading intervention specialists in 2021, the curriculum director for all intervention delivery modes in 2023, and, now, program director.

“My time working with the students in the Settlement’s dyslexia summer program was a driving factor in my decision to pursue a career in elementary education,” Kayla said. “I look forward to working alongside our team of interventionists and AmeriCorps members to build on the strong foundation of success and improve the outcomes for the hundreds of students we reach each day across the region.”

Learn more about Kayla at https://bit.ly/3yXcVNb!

On this #TeamTuesday, join us in welcoming Kayla Thacker to the role of Dyslexia Program Director!

Kayla’s involvement with Hindman Settlement School’s dyslexia intervention program began in the early 2000’s when she accepted a role as a tutor with our intensive five-week summer program. Through the decades, her involvement has grown from a part-time tutor to serving as one of our program’s school-based reading intervention specialists in 2021, the curriculum director for all intervention delivery modes in 2023, and, now, program director.

“My time working with the students in the Settlement’s dyslexia summer program was a driving factor in my decision to pursue a career in elementary education,” Kayla said. “I look forward to working alongside our team of interventionists and AmeriCorps members to build on the strong foundation of success and improve the outcomes for the hundreds of students we reach each day across the region.”

Learn more about Kayla at bit.ly/3yXcVNb!
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Kayla Thacker I am so proud of all your accomplishments in life. You are one of the most caring and devoted teachers who loves her students and it shows. Congratulations on this promotion and new challenge in life They are so lucky to have you. So so proud of you.

Kayla Thacker This is wonderful news!! What a blessing you will be in this role! I'm so very proud of you!

Congratulations!! She definitely great at her job.

So proud of Kayla❤️

Congratulations Kayla! You will do an exceptional job.

Congratulations. I am sure you will be a wonderful asset to the program.

Congratulations! So excited for Kayla and Hindman!

May God bless you! This is a noble occupation.

So deserving. Congrats, Kayla Thacker!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Welcome to the Hindman Settlement.

Congratulations!

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Kayla is the best!!!

This is awesome!

Congratulations

Congratulations Kayla! You will do a fantastic job!

Congratulations, Kayla Thacker🎉❤️

Kayla Thacker Congratulations

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Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlements literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a familys fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song. ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentrys Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!

Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlement’s literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

"Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a family’s fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song." ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentry’s Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!
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Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlements literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a familys fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song. ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentrys Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!

Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlement’s literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

"Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a family’s fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song." ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentry’s Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!
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At Hindman Settlement School, the curriculum boasted a diverse array of practical skills aimed at preparing students for success. Central to this was the emphasis on sewing, a cornerstone of the curriculum since 1916. In the Domestic Science program, female students embarked on a journey of culinary and textile mastery from the third grade to the end high school. By the culmination of the course, young women were expected to possess the finesse necessary to craft their own graduation attire. As a testament to their proficiency, samples of their handiwork were proudly exhibited during the graduation festivities. 

Captured in the photograph is Dorothy Gortenhofer, the esteemed sewing instructor, surrounded by her adept pupils: Lilly May Ritchie, Nancy Jane Shepherd, and Margaret Thacker. Adorned in dresses fashioned by their own hands, these young ladies epitomize the schools commitment to empowering its students with invaluable life skills.

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At Hindman Settlement School, the curriculum boasted a diverse array of practical skills aimed at preparing students for success. Central to this was the emphasis on sewing, a cornerstone of the curriculum since 1916. In the Domestic Science program, female students embarked on a journey of culinary and textile mastery from the third grade to the end high school. By the culmination of the course, young women were expected to possess the finesse necessary to craft their own graduation attire. As a testament to their proficiency, samples of their handiwork were proudly exhibited during the graduation festivities.

Captured in the photograph is Dorothy Gortenhofer, the esteemed sewing instructor, surrounded by her adept pupils: Lilly May Ritchie, Nancy Jane Shepherd, and Margaret Thacker. Adorned in dresses fashioned by their own hands, these young ladies epitomize the school’s commitment to empowering its students with invaluable life skills.

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Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!

Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!
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guess my time has run out. Maybe the next one.

⌛ The deadline to apply for the Appalachian Writers Workshop is nearly here! ⌛

Apply by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join us at the Forks of Troublesome Creek four our 47th annual gathering. Full details at www.Hindman.org/workshop!

⌛ The deadline to apply for the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop is nearly here! ⌛

Apply by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join us at the Forks of Troublesome Creek four our 47th annual gathering. Full details at www.Hindman.org/workshop!
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Now we wait…

Our next class through The Makery begins in one week! Join Halle Hill for Gross: Writing from the Body beginning on May 4th! 

Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3Id7WcU!

Our next class through The Makery begins in one week! Join Halle Hill for "Gross: Writing from the Body beginning on May 4th!

Learn more and register at bit.ly/3Id7WcU!
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📢 📢 REGISTER TODAY TO BEGIN PROSING YOUR WAY THROUGH POETRY! 📢 📢

The prose poem as we know it today was “invented” as a type of subversive activity: to escape the rules of strict meter and rhyme that defined most poetry in the 19th century. Today the prose poem, while not broken into lines of verse, uses other techniques unique to poetry such as image, metaphor, and sound. This generative workshop, conducted over three weekly Zoom class periods, will allow us to explore and experiment in writing prose poems and other forms that are constructed using blocks of prose, such as the haibun. The three live class periods will be supplemented with asynchronous readings, lectures, and exercises. Suitable for all writers, these classes can strengthen our skills as a poet, memoirist, and/or storyteller. 

Class begins June 1! Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3IbjQDR!

📢 📢 REGISTER TODAY TO BEGIN PROSING YOUR WAY THROUGH POETRY! 📢 📢

The prose poem as we know it today was “invented” as a type of subversive activity: to escape the rules of strict meter and rhyme that defined most poetry in the 19th century. Today the prose poem, while not broken into lines of verse, uses other techniques unique to poetry such as image, metaphor, and sound. This generative workshop, conducted over three weekly Zoom class periods, will allow us to explore and experiment in writing prose poems and other forms that are constructed using blocks of prose, such as the haibun. The three live class periods will be supplemented with asynchronous readings, lectures, and exercises. Suitable for all writers, these classes can strengthen our skills as a poet, memoirist, and/or storyteller.

Class begins June 1! Learn more and register at bit.ly/3IbjQDR!
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