KENT SPELLMAN TO RETIRE
AS HUB E.D.!
OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE CAMPAIGN HITS THE CAPITOL   
GETTIN' DIRTY FOR THE GUYANDOTTE
OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE POLICY SUMMIT
Momentum has been building all summer, and now the
Our Children, Our Future campaign comes to the State Capitol to talk directly to lawmakers.

You can be a part of this historic grassroots movement that is changing laws and life in WV.


YOUR CALENDAR
Lots of chances to work up a sweat this month.


Square Dance, Helvetia,
Sa. 5


Helvetia Mountain 10k, Helvetia, Su. 13



Mothman Numbers Run,
Pt. Pleasant, Sa. 19



Create WV Conference, Fayetteville, 24, 25 & 26

Run For It 2k & 5k, Davis Sa. 26

Got an event you want to share? Email me at j.lynch@wvhub.org

TV IS GOOD 4 YOU
"We have a lot of things that represent our heritage, which has become an art form."

Take a trip through Braxton & Lewis Counties with this stunning video from the "Real" series.

COAL-RELIANT
COMMUNITIES INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Applications are now being accepted for a November workshop in Charleston, to help county and regional leaders in coal-reliant communities retool their economies to become more resilient to changing conditions. Learn more...
Connect With Us
 

"Find Your Passion." It's a bit of a theme around here at the moment.

The Our Children, Our Future campaign has been helping West Virginians find their passion for supporting children and families, and creating ways to act on it by fighting for new legislation.

Of a different kind, our Turn This Town Around participants in Whitesville and Ripley have been finding their passion for improving the places in which they live. Last week we awarded 40 mini-grants for grassroots projects in these two communities, and we are excited to watch those plans come to fruition in the months ahead!

That's our passion - watching what the people of West Virginia can create, with just a little encouragement and some can-do spirit!

Amanda Workman and The Hub Staff.

Hub Founder to Retire: Search Begins for New E.D.
Our fearless leader, and the founding Executive Director of the W.V. Community Development Hub, Kent Spellman, announced this week that he would be retiring in 2016.

What does this mean for The Hub, and for community development across the state?

Ritchie County Mom Tackles Lack of Physical Activity Options in Rural WV
Not content with shedding 90 pounds and going from not being able to run 1 mile to training for the New York Marathon, Meggan Hostuttler now wants to take on the obstacles that make it hard for people in rural counties to be active and healthy.


Reimagining the Guyandotte River
A local effort is building steam in Wyoming County to clean up the Guyandotte River and turn it into a kayaking and recreational attraction.

What they need: some good ol' fashioned elbow grease.

CreateWV 2015: This Month!
World-changing speakers...
Can't-miss workshops...
Fun networking events...
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Cuisine, arts & adventure activities!


Gazette-Mail: Tobacco Tax Could Fund College
Sen. Jeff Kessler is proposing raising tobacco taxes to fund college for some WV students.
What did Ciera Pennington say at Our Children, Our Future in Huntington?
Wondering what news editors are looking for? We found out for you. Here's the cheat sheet. 
 
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