Connecting our students with a wide world of opportunity is just one reason why access to high speed internet is critical to the future of West Virginia.

Our friends at Generation WV are urging lawmakers to pass a bill in 2016 to improve broadband access.

Learn more, and get involved, with this important campaign!
Turkey Trot Time! Here's a few things happening this month...

"Honoring the human spirit in the outdoors through short films."

Entries are now being sought for the First Annual Appalachian Outdoor Film Festival! 

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It really feels like one of those "anything is possible" moments right now.

The Hub, and West Virginia as a whole, is on the verge of a new era. To me, that future looks very exciting.

As I look ahead to my retirement in 2016, we, as a community, have begun searching for that new leader who will build upon all we have achieved over the past six years.

We're also hoping our friends and peers (that's you!) can help inform what direction our work should take, and tell us what is most urgently needed to bolster your work. 

So, talk to us. Click the image above and take our short survey. You'll be making an important contribution to community development across the state.

Kent Spellman and The Hub Staff.

Kickstarting Hope: Turn This Town Around 
The passionate local volunteers in these two "communities on a mission" have been working hard since Turn This Town Around began for them back in January.

Now, $2,500 mini-grants are enabling them to turn their great ideas into action.

Is Your Local School a "Shared Use School?"
Schools across West Virginia are becoming "Shared Use" schools by making their gyms, sports fields and play areas available to the general public. This is a great way to increase physical activity options in places where facilities are lacking.

Is your local school a Shared Use School? The American Heart Association in WV wants to know about it!

Seeking: West Virginia's Working Artists
Our friends at the Tamarack Foundation are gathering information to help West Virginians better understand the value of our creative communities.

Grants Available to Tackle
Rural Design Challenges
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design has issued a request for proposals to rural communities interested in applying for funding to host a community design workshop in either 2016 or 2017.

How to Turn Good Ideas into Great Laws
Your community has the power to change the laws that govern you.
Learn how.

Race to become WV's first gigabit city all about competitive advantage.
Our economic drivers of the future receive huge boost from federal agencies.
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