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Community Health Workers in WV Learn New Tech Skills

In December at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley, three community health workers from southern West Virginia learned how to use a free online project management tool called Trello. The instructor, Sheila Blake, a consultant from Beckley, provided everyone instructions on such things as how to use and create boards to manage tasks, post comments, and upload and attach work reports.

Future Generations Fall Newsletter 2013

Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
October, 2013

This Fall 2013 newsletter of Future Generations and Future Generations Graduate School features photos and stories on:

  • New President, Everett Ressler
  • Graduation of the Inaugural Kathryn W. Davis Peacebuilding Class
  • Success Mapping and Peer Exchanges in Haiti
  • Partnership-Based Approach for Peru Community Health
  • West Virginia Veteran Friendly Communities
  • Women's Self-Help Groups in India
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West Virginia Veterans Center in Logan County Opens Computer Lab

HENLAWSON — The Logan Veterans Center hosted a grand opening of a new computer lab and associated learning opportunities for rural vets Tuesday, July 9. The lab, equipped with 10 computer stations provided by Future Generations Rural America and Mission WV, will assist vets in accessing a wide range of learning opportunities and available resources.

Discounted Broadband and Training for Rural West Virginia

Frontier Offers Discounted Broadband Service to Lifeline-Eligible Customers

FCC Pilot Project Gives Households Access to Internet, Training

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., May 1, 2013 – Lifeline-eligible customers in eight West Virginia counties served by Frontier Communications can subscribe to broadband service for discounted rates through a limited-time Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pilot program. 

WV Broadband: Stories of Impact - How Broadband Changed My Life

Authors: 
Future Generations Rural America
Publisher: 
Future Genrations
Date: 
January, 2013

From 2010-2013, Future Generations Rural America trained over 170 local computer mentors to offer broadband and computer training, as well as a range of customized and tailored classes, to the residents of 37 counties across West Virginia.

This eight-page booklet features the stories of computer mentors. These passionate voices tell true stories of how Broadband access has made a difference in the lives of the mentors that manage the centers, as well as the patrons that they help educate to use computers and high-speed Internet.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Hosts Media Training for WV Computer Mentors

During a two-day training workshop hosted by the New-York based Jacob Burns Film Center, 26 computer mentors from 21 fire and rescue stations across West Virginia learned how to create captivating videos to tell the stories of their communities. Held in Charleston, the media empowerment training focused on digital storytelling, video creation, and photography lessons.

Two Decades of Global Impact Report

Authors: 
Future Generations
Authors: 
Future Generations Graduate School
Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
September, 2012

The Two Decades of Global Impact report highlights the role and achievements of Future Generations since its founding in November 1992. The report highlights key achievements in community-based learning, health, conservation, peacebuilding, and higher education for development practitioners. A summary of key achievements include:  

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Forbes.com features Future Generations Graduate School

On July 20, 2011, a press conference on Capitol Hill announced a Microsoft donation of $2 million in software for non-profit organizations in Appalachia. The Future Generations Graduate School received approximately $70,000 in software donations to be used in public computer centers based in volunteer fire departments across West Virginia.

PC World Blog highlights the innovation of the WV Broadband Program

PCWorld.com features a blog article about Future Generations work in the West Virginia Broadband Program. 

Read the article below, or click to read the article on their website.

"Computer Centers in West Virginia's Volunteer Fire Stations"

By: Phil Shapiro

West Virginia Fact Sheet

Authors: 
Future Generations
Date: 
January, 2012

For updates on activities in West Virginia, download this two-page fact sheet.

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