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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:14pm

With three children, Jamie Gudiel knew the value of family resource services for the health and development of children, so she became a member of the board for the Family Resource Network in Monongalia County. While on the board, she was working two jobs. Her husband was working too.

But three jobs weren’t enough to keep the family with three children off of food stamps. Gudiel feels like legislators often think people just want to take advantage of the system, but in reality her story is more the norm for people relying on government assistance.

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 3:07pm

 Fresh produce is a great way to practice healthy eating.  Here are a few things in season now in West  Virginia

1.     Blackberries – Perfect for blackberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

2.     Blueberries – Blueberry pancakes, muffins, scones . . . Enough said.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 3:02pm

On August 23, last year, Martha Snider from Caldwell, just outside of Lewisburg, found herself at the Our Children Our Future policy workshop in Bridgeport, listening to West Virginia Senator John Unger (D – Berkley) tell the story of visiting his wife’s third grade classroom. He said he asked students if they would rather have more recesses or two lunches. One student told him he wanted two lunches, so he could take one home to his brother, who didn’t have any food at night.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:12pm

The West Virginia Community Development Hub works to improve the economic, civic, social and physical health of communities all over the state of West Virginia. We work in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of different communities. Our work can be difficult to explain in words, so we thought we would show you.


Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:59am

The Local Business Beat!  A place where local business owners come together to network, share information, and enjoy good food and drink in one of our locally owned businesses.  Our first business beat was held at the Joe n' Throw in Fairmont.  

Some of our business attendees were:

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:31am


No really.  What would you change?

The Our Children, Our Future Regional Policy Workshops, held throughout the state from July 17 – 29 are designed to actually help you do it. The workshops bring concerned West Virginians together to create legislative policies that solve real problems - problems that community leaders have submitted in advance because they believe solutions will start us down the road towards ending child poverty in West Virginia.