The mission of the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) is to provide education, research, and linkages for working class and disenfranchised peoples in order to promote understanding, empowerment, and change. The Southern Appalachian Labor School is committed to developing a real comprehension of the social, economic, and legal structures which affect the lives of the Appalachian People.
New River Safe Housing
A program which provides rehabilitation to dilapidated and energy inefficient homes for low income families in economically devastated rural coalfield communities, primarily in the Fayette County part of the Central Appalachian Empowerment Zone. The work ranges from substantial rehabs to weatherization, roofing, windows, doors, and insulation. It helps establish leadership and community development.