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23 08, 2016

Charleston Ballet receives TGKVF grant for learning programs

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photo courtesy of Charleston Ballet

photo courtesy of Charleston Ballet

The Greater Kanawha Valley Board of Trustees has approved at its June 15, 2016 meeting the distribution of 19 Second Quarter grants totaling $425,616.  One of the recipients was Charleston Ballet.

Funding will support the Charleston Ballet 2016-17 Season. Assistance will include guest artist expenses including the October program, December’s NUTCRACKER with the WV Symphony, and a full-length February performance with Columbia Classical Ballet. All performances exhibit educational and cultural diversity components and include BALLET FOR ALL and 21st Century Learning Programs.

“My daughter’s posture, stance, and walk have changed. She is also learning discipline and structure. She has learned how to be part of a team.

For more information please visit www.thecharlestonballet.com

Charleston Ballet receives TGKVF grant for learning programs2017-04-17T17:55:16-04:00
2 09, 2016

Charleston Gazette-Mail: Include youth in workforce development

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Lincoln Co High School College Fair 4

Photo courtesy of Lincoln County High School

By N. Truhe, J. Giovannitte/Daily Mail

The most promising cornerstone for a national workforce agenda is one that offers prosperity for 5.5 million Americans aged 16-24 who are currently out of school and out of work.

These youth are an increasingly vulnerable population commonly referred to as “opportunity youth.”

Opportunity youth face considerable challenges to their educational and economic mobility. Many of them are counted among the estimated 1 million students who drop out of high school each year.

Nearly a quarter have exited college without a degree and the credentials they need due to financial constraints.

Workforce development programs are often geared toward adult workers. But thinking about workforce development efforts as individual investments in human capital suggests that targeting younger people may yield high returns.

Read more at Charleston Gazette-Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail: Include youth in workforce development2017-04-17T17:55:15-04:00
26 08, 2016

Child care providers receive training in TGKVF’s six county region

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photo courtesy of River Valley Child Development Services

photo courtesy of River Valley Child Development Services

River Valley Child Development Services and the Apprenticeship Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program, which was developed in WV for child care providers, is based upon the U. S. Department of Labor apprenticeship model and provides college credit.

This project will update the curricula and provide trainings in TGKVF’s six-county region as well as provide resource boxes for instructor use within the service area.

“I recommend this to anyone who has a passion for working with children and would like to further their knowledge as they also further their career as a childhood specialist.”

More information at www.rvcds.org

Child care providers receive training in TGKVF’s six county region2017-04-17T17:55:16-04:00
1 12, 2016

Children’s Therapy Clinic receives 3rd Q funding

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photo courtesy of Children’s Therapy Clinic

Children’s Therapy Clinic $35,500 (Health) The second year of collaboration between Children’s Therapy Clinic and Bright Futures Learning Services will continue to provide appropriate therapy services for children with disabilities who have insufficient insurance coverage and/or income. Bright Futures Learning Services will provide behavioral treatments to children with autism and related disorders. Funding will support staffing, collaborative workshops, and materials.

“Without this support these children may not receive the therapy services they need to help them increase skills and become more independent.” – Valicia Leary, Executive Director, Children’s Therapy Clinic

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

Children’s Therapy Clinic receives 3rd Q funding2017-04-17T17:55:14-04:00
7 12, 2016

Coalfield Development Corp. receives 3rd Q funding

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Photo courtesy of Coalfield Development Corp.

Photo courtesy of Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation $55,500 (Health) Coalfield Development Corporation’s initiative, Refresh Appalachia, will receive a grant to continue its second year of regional economic and workforce development work in Lincoln County. By working with Unlimited Future and Lincoln County Schools, the project aims to strengthen local food systems, support novice farmers, increase access to healthy food, and aggregate and distribute produce to meet regional markets. Funding will support staffing, training, and building materials.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to build a local food economy in southern West Virginia – an economy that supports living wage jobs and provides fresh, healthy food to communities in need.” – Ben Gilmer, President, Refresh Appalachia

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

Coalfield Development Corp. receives 3rd Q funding2017-04-17T17:55:14-04:00
26 01, 2018

Community Connections December 18, 2017

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Jane Powell has a conversation with Jennifer Waggener, Director of Faith in Action. They discuss their services offered to the growing population of older West Virginians.

Community Connections December 18, 20172018-01-26T15:43:07-05:00
26 01, 2018

Community Connections November 22, 2017

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Jane Powell has a conversation with Karen Henson-Bibbee, a long time volunteer with Tyler Mountain/ Cross Lanes Community Services.

Community Connections November 22, 20172018-04-18T19:38:11-04:00
27 11, 2019

Community Connections November 27, 2019 with Step by Step, Inc.

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Jane Powell has conversation with Michael Tierney of Step By Step WV. They discuss the program and how it has grown from afterschool care to now include working within the schools.

Community Connections November 27, 2019 with Step by Step, Inc.2020-01-15T14:57:27-05:00
30 10, 2019

Community Connections October 2019 WV 211

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Jane Powell has a discussion with Barb Mallory of WV 211. They chat about the statewide program and the services offered.

Community Connections October 2019 WV 2112020-01-15T14:52:51-05:00