Planting Hope in a Coalfield
When the coal mine in Huntington, WV closed, people lost hope. The staple source of income for generations was gone. But Brandon Dennison saw opportunity. A native West Virginian, he returned home from the big city and started the Coalfield Development Corps, which aims to rebuild the Appalachian economy through creating jobs in sustainable construction, agriculture, and woodwork, and a pathway to higher education degrees.