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Welcome to THE HUB

View THE HUBS 2013 Impact Report

A New Model for Community Development in West Virginia

The West Virginia Community Development Hub is a statewide non-profit organization that works to engage communities and organizations in a system of community development that is locally-determined and directed, continuous, intentional, and aligned across all three sectors of society (public, private and civil). Through that system, the Hub builds the capacity of communities and organizations by pursuing the following goals:

1. Catalyze community development in West Virginia.
2. Act as a liaison to strengthen relationships among community development stakeholders.
3. Build community development capacity.
4. Develop and distribute resources for community development efforts.

The Hub does this by connecting communities with the Network of resource and technical assistance providers they need to succeed; connecting those resource and technical assistance providers with one another in an effort to align those services to reduce redundancies and identify gaps; and connecting communities with one another to share best practices and reinforce one another's community development efforts.

The West Virginia Community Development Hub believes that community development requires:
➢ A continuous, intentional, aligned, systemic approach involving all three sectors of society (public, private and civil).
➢ Local determination that is respectful of local culture, heritage and values, and begins with local investment and commitment.
➢ A foundation of relationships based on optimism, open communication, willing collaboration, and mutual respect.
➢ Diverse leadership that is allowed to take many forms and arise from many sources within the community.
➢ Champions who embrace creativity, innovation, lifelong learning and a willingness to take risks.

Read more: 'Who We Are'
Check out the Events & Opportunities and Employment Opportunities that are shared with us! 

 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:11am

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.

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 1:52pm

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.

See who's been to our past business beats and what we've been up to.

Register here for the next one on Monday, August 11 from 6-8pm at PeppeBroni's Pizza in Morgantown.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:40am

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.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:26am

Learn more about the workshops and register here.

The Our Children Our Future Regional Policy Workshops are co-sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition and the Hub.

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:19am

Shortly after Laura Dice moved back to West Virginia in 2012 and took a job as the Coordinator for Keys 4 HealthyKids  in Charleston, she attended a Kanawha County School Wellness meeting, where a parent came forward to say that his son wasn’t getting any exercise at school.  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.

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.