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Arlene Borkowski, Board President Renee Steffen, Executive Director
The West Liberty University is partnering with the Wheeling YMCA for GEMS training (Girls Educational & Mentoring Service), which empowers commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women.
“West Virginia needs this training now more than ever as we see more and more child sex trafficking victims. The GEMS program is considered the gold standard across the country and we are pleased to be able to bring their founder to our region. Right now we don’t have specific training that assists in identifying and understanding child sex trafficking victims,” said Darrick Brake, WLU professor of criminology and criminal justice, who has spearheaded the initiative.
The training will be held on October 31st and November 1st at WLU’s Highlands Center. The training is made possible thanks to a grant from the Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation, managed by the WLU Foundation.
Healthy lifestyles was the main focus of Pleasant Hill Elementary's track renovation. The track surrounds the playground and green space used during outside physical education activities. It is available for use by staff, students, parents, and the community. We are grateful for the collaboration of the track committee members and for the community support through fundraising efforts. It all enhanced the success of this project! ... See MoreSee Less
You are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting presented by the WV Oral Health Coalition on August 23rd, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. RSVP by August 20th at 304-588-0499 EXT 168 or by emailing Mary Beth Shea at Marybeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
The First Baptist Calhoun County Food Pantry provides essential food for families and individuals fighting food insecurity in Calhoun County. They provide food to over 400 families two times a month. The food boxes provided contain meat, fresh produce, bakery items, canned vegetables, dried beans, cereal, spaghetti and sauce, soup, peanut butter, crackers, and other miscellaneous items. Thank you for making a difference! ... See MoreSee Less
Renee and SHF’s Board Chair, Arlene Borkowski, highly recommend the Nonprofits LEAD Board Chair/Executive Director Retreat. They enjoyed learning with nonprofit partners Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley, American Red Cross West Virginia Region, the O'Neill Center, GoPacks, and Artsbridge. Thanks to Amy and Maribeth for organizing a thoughtful and productive training highlighting the importance of the relationship between the Board Chair and Executive Director. ... See MoreSee Less