14
Apr

Press Release: New Faces Join the Board at Generation West Virginia

               Generation West Virginia (GWV) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Candace Nelson and Brian Dayton, who will each help support the nonprofit’s mission to attract, retain, and advance young people in West Virginia. “The directors of Generation West Virginia are proud to welcome...
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17
Mar

Press Release: Generation West Virginia Receives $523,253 Investment from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

On March 17, 2022, Generation West Virginia was awarded $523,253 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)’s High Impact POWER Impact project. “Generation West Virginia is thrilled to receive this investment from ARC,” said Alex Weld, Executive Director of GWV. “This is an opportunity to strengthen programs that have already demonstrated successful economic development impacting the...
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28
Feb

Press Release: Generation West Virginia, Benedum Foundation Secure $19 Million to Support Logan and Mingo County Internet Access

Generation West Virginia, Benedum Foundation Secure $19 Million to Support Logan and Mingo County Internet Access More than 12,500 West Virginia households in Logan and Mingo counties will soon have access to broadband, thanks to a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the US Department of Commerce. Generation West...
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13
Dec

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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17
Nov

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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04
Jun

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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28
Feb

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.
28
Nov

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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24
Apr

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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23
Mar

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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