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When we sat down with Sheila Combs last fall to talk about "What's Next" for West Virginia, we knew immediately that we had found a powerful voice for community improvement and change. Sheila is...Read more
The WV Center for Civic Life held two training workshops for What's Next this summer; one in Rupert in May, and one in Summersville in July. The sites were chosen as part of our 2017 effort to help flood-affected communities rebuild their civic capacity; each drew over 40 participants from around the state.
In Rupert, the Center trained members of the Meadow River Valley Initiative steering team in the basics of public dialogue, as well as the What's Next process. Participants from nearby counties also found out more about bringing What's Next to their own...Read more
An article by Whitney Burdette in the Charleston Daily Mail explores how proposed legislation could benefit veterans and West Virginia's economy.
“When their businesses succeeds, the state of West Virginia succeeds as well,” Natalie Tennant said. The proposed Boots to Business Bill would help veterans start their own...Read more
By now you may have heard about a little something called the "Power+ Plan." If not, it's time to get educated! Because it's geared directly toward communities that have been impacted by a downturn in the coal industry, communities that need resources to help shape the next chapter of their...Read more
What's Next, WV? Appalachian Transition Fellow Catherine Moore recently spent four days in Wheeling, WV compiling a multimedia project about the young, friendly city. Writer Steve Novotney featured photos and an interview with Moore on weelunk.com. Weelunk provides Wheeling residents with "honest accounting of what’s...Read more