We are working to change the narrative about West Virginia to show residents that it is possible to make a positive change in their communities, and that it is happening today.
In The Hub’s work with West Virginia communities, we often find that a stumbling block to growth is the perception of residents about what is possible for their area – and also who can be the leader in making the changes that they want to see.
Hub stories center the experiences of West Virginians who are thinking differently about how to collaborate and innovate in their communities and who are leading efforts to make change for the better.
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This is a new story about West Virginia. It’s a story where we acknowledge that there are significant challenges to building up communities and local economies, but there are people who are waking up every day with their heart set on giving back and making a difference – and they are making positive progress. We tell the stories of the people who are doing this work, and then we figure out strategies to share the lessons learned coming out of their work so that others can do the same.
It’s inspirational, and it’s innovative.
The project that I have been most proud of this past year is our Redefined West Virginia campaign. We produced 5 short documentary videos, 5 community case studies, and shared these stories with more than 400,000 people in the region. The WV-based agency JJN Multimedia helped us with the work. You can check out the project here. This has been our most ambitious campaign to date, and part of this job is an opportunity to co-create the next steps of what we do with this work.