BY KAYCIE STUSHEK, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NETWORK COORDINATOR, THE HUB
Join us in congratulating the West Virginia Center for Civic Life for being a finalist for the Civvys, a national awards program honoring organizations doing great things for communities in the country! Finalists were selected from a competitive group of submissions, and we are happy to say that the West Virginia Center for Civic Life emerged as one of the final 23.
This is the second rendition of the Civvys, the first national awards program to highlight civic collaboration and collective action putting community and nation first. The Civvys will be hosted in Washington D.C. at the National Conference on Citizenship on October 18, 2018. A well-respected committee of reviewers will select a winner from each of the four categories of the Civvys. The West Virginia Center for Civic Life is a finalist in the Local category; the other categories the 23 finalists were divided into are Political, National, and Youth.
The West Virginia Center for Civic Life is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps create community dialogue about important issues that affect our state and nation. By bringing everyone to the table regardless of affiliations and viewpoints, The Center for Civic Life generates holistic conversations that shift the burden of responsibility to the people in the room: “What can we do to make a change?” The “What’s Next, WV?” initiative heads this charge as a statewide initiative led by The Center for Civic Life that facilitates community conversations geared to strengthen local economies. This mission helps enact the long-term change in civic engagement that the Civvys seeks to honor.
A full list of the finalists and honorable mentions for the Civvys can be found at www.civvys.org. Congratulations again to the West Virginia Center for Civic Life, an organization setting an example for others across the state and country and one of The West Virginia Community Development Hub’s proud partners!
To learn more about the West Virginia Center for Civic Life and ways to get involved or support their mission, check out their website at http://www.wvciviclife.org/.