A key part of economic revitalization is empowering Appalachians to share their stories and define the Region’s narrative. Our POWER partner, WV Community Development Hub, is doing just that through “West Virginia Redefined.” The project documents the work of West Virginians who are redefining creativity, media, neighborhoods, and more in their community.
The Monticello Ongoing Revitalization Effort
In Harrison County, West Virginia, residents united to revitalize their community center, the Kelly Miller Community Center. The center offers a garden, supplies for neighbors in need,a computer center, gym, auditorium, yoga, book club, and more. Watch the documentary.
The Vintage Theatre Company
Launched and led by locals, the Virginia Theatre Company (VTC) Academy helps young people develop their talents in performing arts. VTC supports the Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia’s only professional touring Shakespeare troupe; The Fearless Fools, a touring improv troupe; and many other programs in order to provide an outlet for creative expression across West Virginia. Watch the documentary.