blue-ridge-408014_1280WNC Communities supports the economic development efforts of communities throughout the mountains to improve the quality of life for their residents.

It is the belief of WNC Communities that these core groups of neighbors, families, and friends make the difference in our everyday lives and are the grassroots upon which collaborations are formed and solutions forged. We are grateful they continue to light the flame within the communities they serve.

“Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

WNC Communities serves the needs of communities across the mountains as a convener through community assemblies, recognizing community achievement through the WNC Honors Award Program, and promoting the future of our youth through the George H.V. Cecil Journey Scholarship.

Be sure to reference Community Best Practices to see a current listing of the programs, projects and collaborative efforts going on in rural communities across Western North Carolina.