WV HUB http://wvhub.org/ en Seven things WV legislators say you need to know to make your idea state policy http://wvhub.org/news/seven-things-wv-legislators-say-you-need-know-make-your-idea-state-policy <p>On Tuesday, July 22, about 125 West Virginians gathered in Clarksburg at the Our Children Our Future Northern Regional Policy Workshop to learn about state policy advocacy and get advice on how to advance their ideas to help end child poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/seven-things-wv-legislators-say-you-need-know-make-your-idea-state-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:11:34 +0000 kent 878 at http://wvhub.org WV First Local Business Beat http://wvhub.org/news/wv-first-local-business-beat-0 <p>Save the date for the next Local Business Beat- the event where local business owners network with one another to strengthen the voice of local ownership across West Virginia.</p> <p><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ijVRxJZluoLKFV3aorTtqXvv_FM2zE5fwuHgVMlJPGo/edit?usp=sharing">See who&#39;s been to our past business beats and what we&#39;ve been up to</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&amp;oeidk=a07e9klcigcf9d72d09">Register here for the next one on Monday, August 11 from 6-8pm at PeppeBroni&#39;s Pizza in Morgantown</a>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:52:55 +0000 kent 871 at http://wvhub.org Morgan County woman works to keep family services in Eastern Panhandle http://wvhub.org/news/morgan-county-woman-works-keep-family-services-eastern-panhandle <p>Morgan County sees about 20 pregnancies in young people between the ages of 10 and 19 every year. For each of the last two years, the Middle School has had a pregnant student.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/morgan-county-woman-works-keep-family-services-eastern-panhandle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:40:18 +0000 kent 870 at http://wvhub.org Our Children Our Future Regional Policy Workshops: Inviting you to help end child poverty in WV http://wvhub.org/news/our-children-our-future-regional-policy-workshops-inviting-you-help-end-child-poverty-wv <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ThAcMYlpBNs?rel=0" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>Learn more about the workshops and register <a href="http://www.wvhub.org/news/what-if-you-were-charge-decision-making-wv">here</a>.</p> <p>The Our Children Our Future Regional Policy Workshops are co-sponsored by the <a href="http://www.wvpolicy.org">West Virginia Center on Budget &amp; Policy</a>, the <a href="http://wvhealthykids.org">WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition</a> and the Hub.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:26:18 +0000 kent 868 at http://wvhub.org How regular physical activity for youth became WV school policy http://wvhub.org/news/how-regular-physical-activity-youth-became-wv-school-policy <p>Shortly after Laura Dice moved back to West Virginia in 2012 and took a job as the Coordinator for <a href="http://keys4healthykids.com">Keys 4 HealthyKids </a>&nbsp;in Charleston, she attended a Kanawha County School Wellness meeting, where a parent came forward to say that his son wasn&rsquo;t getting any exercise at school.&nbsp; His complaint was just one of many that Dice was hearing. Keys 4 HealthyKids advocates physical activity for children, so Dice began to really look at the claims.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/how-regular-physical-activity-youth-became-wv-school-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19:33 +0000 kent 867 at http://wvhub.org WV mother of three became spokesperson for increasing minimum wage http://wvhub.org/news/wv-mother-three-became-spokesperson-increasing-minimum-wage <p>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.</p> <p>But three jobs weren&rsquo;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.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/wv-mother-three-became-spokesperson-increasing-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:14:57 +0000 kent 864 at http://wvhub.org 10 Fresh, In-Season Now, Things At Your Local Farmers Market In WV http://wvhub.org/news/10-fresh-season-now-things-your-local-farmers-market-wv <p>&nbsp;Fresh produce is a great way to practice healthy eating.&nbsp; Here are a few things in season now in West&nbsp; Virginia</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Richardsonsfarmers.jpg" style="width: 345px; height: 230px;" /></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blackberries &ndash; Perfect for blackberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blueberries &ndash; Blueberry pancakes, muffins, scones . . . Enough said.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/10-fresh-season-now-things-your-local-farmers-market-wv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:07:04 +0000 kent 862 at http://wvhub.org Meet Martha Snider: Community Health Activist in the Lewisburg Area http://wvhub.org/news/meet-martha-snider-community-health-activist-lewisburg-area <p>On August 23, last year, Martha Snider from Caldwell, just outside of Lewisburg, found herself at the <a href="http://www.wvhub.org/news/what-if-you-were-charge-decision-making-wv">Our Children Our Future policy workshop</a> in Bridgeport, listening to West Virginia Senator John Unger (D &ndash; Berkley) tell the story of visiting his wife&rsquo;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&rsquo;t have any food at night.</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/meet-martha-snider-community-health-activist-lewisburg-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:02:39 +0000 kent 859 at http://wvhub.org What does the WVHub do? We help build stronger communities. http://wvhub.org/news/what-does-wvhub-do-we-help-build-stronger-communities <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jhYvQ5IVWyY?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:12:05 +0000 kent 855 at http://wvhub.org WV First Local Business Beat http://wvhub.org/news/wv-first-local-business-beat <p>The <a href="http://westvirginiafirst.org/event/local-business-beat-meet-n-greet/">Local Business Beat!</a> &nbsp;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. &nbsp;Our first business beat was held at the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/joe.n.throw">Joe n&#39; Throw</a> in Fairmont. &nbsp;</p> <p>Some of our business attendees were:</p> <p><a href="http://wvhub.org/news/wv-first-local-business-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:59:31 +0000 kent 854 at http://wvhub.org