From its inception in 2011, Appalachia Service Project’s (ASP) five-year strategic plan has provided a challenging goal to dramatically increase recruitment and deployment of volunteers in the service of more Central Appalachian families.
With the hiring of Abraham McIntyre, its first-ever Chief Volunteer Officer, ASP is applying additional resources toward its goal to serve 900 or more families annually by 2016; an increase of approximately 250 families a year over its 2013 year-end number of 656 families.
During its 45-year history, Appalachia Service Project (ASP) has relied on college students to lead its summer home repair program. On September 1, ASP will officially launch College Service Project (CSP) focused on engaging and investing in college-age young people in their local communities, and in the communities ASP serves in its five-state service area of Central Appalachia.
College Service Project, at its core, is ASP’s initiative aimed at deploying college students in the service of low-income families in Central Appalachia, carrying that spirit of service back to their own local community for the rest of the year.
Longtime volunteer and current staff member, Margie White, will lead College Service Project.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides life-changing short-term Christian mission trip opportunities --
bringing youth, adult, and college volunteers into rural Central Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need.
So come on and join us! You'll raise roofs. Fix floors. And build a whole new you!
Appalachia Service Project • 4523 Bristol Highway • Johnson City, TN 37601 • (800) 289-4254 • Info@BuildANewYou.org