Celebrating Heritage, Changing Lives

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

MEETING THE CHANGING NEEDS OF Central Appalachia

Who We Are

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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We are unfreezing office materials and Volunteers are needed! 
2-4 Volunteers per day, Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm
Housing is available if you would like to come multiple days.
Lunch provided
Sign up at https://hindman.org/volunteer-to-help/

We are unfreezing office materials and Volunteers are needed!
2-4 Volunteers per day, Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm
Housing is available if you would like to come multiple days.
Lunch provided
Sign up at hindman.org/volunteer-to-help/
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It is beginning to look and feel like Fall in Hindman! The light on campus this morning was beautiful and the leaves are beginning to change. 🍂🍁 See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful video!

Nice work

Its time to start unfreezing office materials. Volunteers needed! 
2-4 Volunteers per day, Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm
Housing is available if you would like to come multiple days.
Lunch provided
Sign up at https://hindman.org/volunteer-to-help/

It’s time to start unfreezing office materials. Volunteers needed!
2-4 Volunteers per day, Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm
Housing is available if you would like to come multiple days.
Lunch provided
Sign up at hindman.org/volunteer-to-help/
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Let me get out of this boot on the 26th of September and see what I can do. I'd certainly be honored and proud to help.

So wish I could help!

God bless

Community Farm Alliance, Northfork Local Foods, The LEE Initiative, and World Central Kitchen partnered to financially support Free Markets for the farmers markets in Eastern Kentucky’s four hardest hit areas. Thanks to this initiative, Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Breathitt Farmers Markets have supplied free produce and protein to their communities for the past four weeks. A growing farmer-to-farmer mutual aid network, organized by Community Farm Alliance, Organic Association of Kentucky, Grow Appalachia, UK Horticulture Research Farm (South Farm), and local leaders from Northfork Local Foods, Hindman Settlement School, and C.A.N.E Kitchen has been collecting and distributing donations of produce, meat, and eggs to local EKY market vendors who lost their gardens in the flood. Donations have come from farms as far as southern Ohio and Western North Carolina, including Lazy Eight Stock Farms, Stonehedge Farm, England’s Orchard and Nursery, Wilson Cedar Point Farm, Uncle Jack’s Farm, Doyle/Botts Farm, Baldwin Farms, and the Western North Carolina Farmers Market.

Last week at the Knott County Extension Office, 27 community organizers, vendors, and volunteers ran Knott County Farmers’ Market’s last free market. 125 households received full bags of free produce, as well as hydroponically grown salad mix from 80 Acres Farm (Hamilton, OH), eggs from the Stamper Family Homestead (Knott Co, KY) and Rootbound Farm (Oldham Co, KY), and beef from Holly Creek Farms (Wolfe Co, KY).

This developing effort will tackle the immense need to restock garden produce and home-based pantries lost in the flood. Last week, 8 bushels of apples from Haney Farm (Pulaski Co.) and 28 bushels of potatoes and sweet potatoes from Burnett Farms (Pulaski Co.) were distributed to replenish 13 families’ lost food supply.
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Was very satisfying to do this but stressful also trying to get everything ready. God bless the volunteers who helped this week. You are appreciated and another great big thanks. Thanks to Kelsey ,Margie and Chad for organizing this and doing a wonderful job running it.

Had the best tasting fresh tomatoes and lettuce with supper last night. Thanks so much.

This is a wonderful effort and may God bless each of you abundantly. Awesome job! 🙏🙏🙏

Beautiful 💗

God bless them

God bless

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Timeline photosAt Hindman Settlement School we celebrate Pride Month and LGBTQ+ people, especially on a day like today. Hindman has a long history of being welcoming to everyone. We always want our campus to be a safe, affirming, and an engaging space. Keeping this mindset at the forefront of everything we do is especially important when serving marginalized communities. We fully support our LGBTQ+ employees, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. EVERYONE is welcome at Hindman. Happy Pride month! See MoreSee Less

Last chance to sign up for Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle’s class "Make Your Move: Novel Drivers!" Class begins May 5th, sign up at hindmanmakery.org! See MoreSee Less

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