ACT Now Coalition Chosen as Finalist in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

The coalition will compete for up to $100 million to supercharge West Virginia’s economy Generation West Virginia and its partners in the ACT (Appalachian Climate Technology) Now Coalition have been selected as finalists in the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge.  The ACT Now Coalition, which is led by Coalfield Development...
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Generation West Virginia Seeks Accounting/Bookkeeping Support

Generation West Virginia is growing — and we’re looking for an experienced accounting firm to work collaboratively with our team Generation West Virginia is a statewide nonprofit organization with an annual budget of about $1 million, with a revenue mix of restricted and unrestricted grants, federal government funding, foundation and individual contributions, and sponsorships. The...
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Transitions at Generation West Virginia

We have some bittersweet—but exciting!—news to share. Natalie will be transitioning out of her role as Executive Director and leaving Generation West Virginia in August. A Note from Natalie: One thing I’ve learned in this job is that our mission to attract, retain, and advance young people in West Virginia can’t be accomplished by one...
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5 Ways To Meaningfully Engage With Black History Beyond Black History Month

As a young African American native West Virginian from Institute (the city), Black Excellence was something I knew because I was living in it. I grew up beside West Virginia State University and was privileged enough to travel the country to other more culturally diverse areas. I noticed, even at a young age, there was something VERY different about how culture was celebrated in other places.

All My Memes Gather Round Her

As West Virginians, we’ve witnessed how our state has been portrayed by the internet and popular media through the years, and we’ve seen how damaging that can be. Luckily, things are looking better now than they have been for us in a long time. Through the use of memes on the internet, people all over...
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Cultivate Community Like A Boss Babe

Everyone has a network around them, but how do we harness that community to empower each other and ourselves? In 2017, I launched Boss Babes WV, a collective-event series promoting social empowerment for self-identified women. One of the goals of Boss Babes is to help women identify and achieve their aspirations, whether they want to...
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The Intersection of Work and Heart ?❤

I’m suspicious of productivity. And I’m obsessed with it. I’m a product of my generation, and for us productivity matters. We live in a world that is outcome-obsessed, driven by metrics and external performance. We look busy, and we’re damned good at it. We eat at our desks and find ourselves checking email right before...
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☀? Ready for spring? ?☀

Gabby Scrofano wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) to disconnect from the world for a while. She planned it to be a solo trip, a chance to get to know herself better. But her mom, LuAnn Scrofano, was nervous about the idea of Gabby hiking the more than 2,000 miles alone. So just a...
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10,000 Baby Boomers

Access to workforce is consistently the most important factor for companies in deciding where to locate. Therefore, our state’s economy depends on how we respond to these seismic demographic shifts. West Virginia must focus on attracting and retaining the next generation of leaders as older West Virginians, who have earned the right to retire, exit...
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What do 68% of Millennials have in common?

Young people have the potential to play a major role in West Virginia’s entrepreneurial growth as they have the drive and desire to get small businesses off the ground. But in order to harness this generation’s entrepreneurial potential, it’s critical that West Virginia’s policies support and encourage more young people to launch or locate start-up...
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