Veteran Friendly Community Initiative, Ongoing
For information on our work with West Virginia veterans, read a recent press release. The goal of the project, which is funded by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and spans four southern WV counties (Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone), is to promote housing stability among low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Community Health Worker Network, Ongoing
In another program, to improve health behaviors, Future Generations Rural America trains local leaders as Community Health Workers (CHWs). Read more about this program.
West Virginia Broadband Opportunities Program, 2010-2013
In 2010, the Future Generations Graduate School launched the West Virginia Broadband Opportunities Program to make computers and the internet more accessible and useful to West Virginia's families. This program partnered with one of the state’s strongest volunteer networks--local fire departments.
With support from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this three-year program set up 60 public computer labs in the community centers of local fire departments.
Each fire department selected a computer mentor to offer basic computer classes to their communities. Other training partners, including the Monongahela National Forest, Mission WV, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, West Virginia Library Association, and the WV Partnership of African American Churches, offered additional classes to make broadband more useful for families.
Other Organizational Information
Future Generations Graduate School is based in Pendleton County, West Virginia, offering a Master’s Degree designed for community leaders worldwide. The Graduate School is an outgrowth of Future Generations, an organization based in West Virginia since 1992, specializing in community-led development. More details are available at: www.future.org and www.future.edu.
The Future Generations Graduate School, a 501(c)3 non-profit institution of higher education, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org, ph: 800-621-7440).