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Two Morgantown residents a part of third cohort for management initiative

The West Virginia Neighborhood Growth Hub has introduced the third cohort for its Teaching for Transformation Fellowship program. 9 individuals from throughout the state will take part on this management growth initiative to catalyze progress and make a constructive distinction in West Virginia communities.

Fellows will give attention to particular person management and progress, collaboration on neighborhood or financial development-focused initiatives and useful resource growth as a part of this intensive nine-month fellowship. With assist from skilled coaches and friends, fellows improve cross-sector data and construct up a private community by a spread of accomplice engagements, studying alternatives, neighborhood visits and peer relationships.

By the fellowship, the cohort will determine funding sources, collaboration alternatives, overcome challenges and develop partnerships. This fellowship is rooted in uplifting West Virginia leaders and communities that align with The Hub’s core values. They may even improve their data of the neighborhood growth area and construct up private networks.

“These fellows are West Virginians who’re targeted on build up our state’s communities utilizing modern, collaborative management. We’re honored to be part of their journey,” stated Stacy Thomas, neighborhood teaching program coordinator and fellowship program lead.

The 2023-24 cohort:

  • Evan McWreath, Morgantown. McWreath serves because the director of conservation analysis on the Avian Conservation Heart of Appalachia and is a grant author for the Human Animal Bond, each primarily based in Morgantown. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in environmental geoscience (2016) and a grasp’s diploma in geography from West Virginia College (2019).
  • Courtney Summers, Morgantown. Summers is initially from the higher Seattle space and got here to West Virginia to function an AmeriCorps VISTA for 2 years beginning in 2021. She is now the household useful resource community supervisor with United Manner of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Additionally becoming a member of the cohort

  • Laura Anderson, Weston. Anderson serves because the AmeriCorps program director for the Metropolis of Weston, answerable for constructing and creating a brand new, distinctive AmeriCorps Program.
  • Kristina Culp, Grafton. Culp volunteers as govt director for the Tygart Artisans Guild in Grafton and is an worker of the Taylor County Public Library.
  • Jenna Grayson, Fayetteville. Grayson is engaged on a “Micro Masters” program in Provide Chain Administration by the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (MIT) and was launched to West Virginia as an AmeriCorps VISTA with WVU Science Journey College.
  • Tina Ladd, Romney. Ladd is the manager director of the Hampshire County Conference & Guests Bureau and oversees main native occasions, such because the Hampshire County Farm Crawl and the Potomac Highlands Sportsman & Out of doors Present.
  • Erica Marks, Hillsboro. Marks is the founder and director of the Yew Mountain Heart in Pocahontas County.
  • Robby Moore, Beckley. Moore’s present place with West Virginia State College’s Extension Service, in partnership with Tamarack Basis for the Arts, makes Moore the primary Artwork Extension Educator within the state of West Virginia. His new position within the group permits Moore to work statewide, strengthening neighborhood and financial growth in West Virginia’s arts trade.
  • Beth Salvo, Frametown. Initially from New Jersey, Salvo the proprietor of Bigfoot Braxxie’s Bikes in Gassaway and volunteers with senior residents in Braxton County.