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October 10, 2014

Budget Beat – October 10, 2014

Registration Now Open: Summit on Race Matters in Appalachia

The WVCBP is a proud sponsor of the Summit on Race Matters in Appalachia, taking place November 10 & 11 in Charleston.

You won’t want to miss the Summit’s two amazing keynote speakers: Dr. Gail Christopher with the Kellogg Foundation, and Michael Wenger, author of My Black Family, My White Privilege. They will join other speakers to lead us through discussion of the powerful film “Cracking the Codes: Social Determinants of Racial Inequality.”

The event costs just $25 which covers registration for both days.

Register today to hold your seat!


Economic Recovery Not Reaching Southern Coalfields

Last week we released State of Working West Virginia 2014: Economic Recovery and Transition in the Mountain State. As cited in the report, recovery from the Great Recession isn’t bringing much relief to the state’s southern coalfields, as noted in the Logan Banner, one of that region’s newspapers. The Beckley Register-Herald also quoted the report in this article, where the headline says it all – Pay Attention: Policy Changes Can Have Major Impacts on People.

SWWV 2014 cover

Development Plan for Early Childhood in West Virginia

Last week we posted here about how the West Virginia Early Childhood Planning Task Force has released a draft of its Development Plan for Early Childhood in West Virginia. The public comment period closes this Sunday, October 12 on the report. Comments can be sent to

For more on this important project, check out Pay for Success Financing and Early Intervention Programs: Recommendations from the Pay for Success Working Group to the West Virginia Early Childhood Planning Task Force. WVCBP Executive Director Ted Boettner is one of this report’s coauthors.

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