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Estill County 21st Century, Inc. DBA Estill Development Alliance

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economic Development, Leadership Development, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Estill County 21st Century dba Estill Development Alliance was formed in the mid-1990s by a group of civic-minded community leaders. EDA serves as an economic and community development catalyst for our rural Appalachian community. We identify development needs in the community, big and small, and either try to get a program in place to meet those needs or help other organizations in our community develop the capacity to meet the needs.

Target demographics: improve the quality of life

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2000 individuals and nearly 100 businesses and organizations.

Geographic areas served: Irvine, Ravenna, & Estill County, Kentucky

Programs: EDA serves as and/or houses the Estill County Chamber of Commerce, Estill Action Group, River City Players Community Theater Group, Irvine Rivertown Renaissance downtown revitalization program, community service/volunteer coordination, youth leadership development, citizen leadership development, Estill County Industrial Development Authority, and the Estill County Hall of Honor.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Personally, Estill Development Alliiance has given me the knowledge and drive to be a better me. Through EDA's MANY operating divisions every person in Estill County can find their niche in the community. Estill Development Alliance has helped several up and coming organizations go from barely running to something meaningful and exciting! Without this nonprofit our community would not be heading in the positive direction we are going in!

Susan410

Board Member

Rating: 4

In the spring of 2013, River City Players and the Mack Theater became one of EDA's Core Projects. Management has overseen and advised RCP Board of Directors as we fulfill our mission to encourage cultural awareness in our community; as well as move us toward a positive outcome in our efforts to purchase the Mack Theater.
Susan Hawkins, Chairman
River City Players

Erin99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I hadn't been to Estll County in YEARS; so I contacted Estill Development Alliance. I received their information within eight days, and I still have it, even to this day. I STILL APPRECIATE Estill Development Alliance, and I STLL "Like" them on Facebook! May God bless Estill Development Alliance!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Estill County 21st Century or Estill Development Alliance, as we know it in Kentucky is a great organization committed to growing the economy of Estill County. The organization is involved in a number of projects in the community like the River City Players that are trying to re-start the old Mack Theater, tons of community projects, and works strategically with other organizations to lift the community. A lot of other communities would like to have an EDA, but find that they can not do it with a volunteer board. The Director of EDA, Joe Crawford, is extremely committed to Estill County and to making it an even better place to live, work, and grow. What makes EDA a different non-profit than others? Well, the mission of course but it is the people who work for EDA, the community that supports it, and the organizations that are affiliated with EDA that make EDA a special non-profit. There are number of ways people can support EDA, and you don't have to live in the County. If you grew up there, and want to help, just call the EDA Office and ask for Joe.