“My ultimate goal is to create a space where artists and creators feel comfortable displaying their work and meeting other cool people in the Valley.” Continue reading Faces of Change: Clientele
I dream that one day, I’ll have just enough. My bills will be paid, my kids will be fed, we will have our own space to watch them grow. Continue reading Ashley Ramsden: Poverty in Perspective
I know the people who have dirt under their fingernails from climbing up from the bottom and I have the privilege of throwing them a rope. Rock bottom is the foundation on which I’m building a movement. Continue reading Amy Jo Hutchison: Poverty in Perspective
My ability to serve should never be determined by my gender identity. America is a place where anyone desiring to serve their country can do so and is encouraged to. When did that change?
Exaggerated statements like “This one WEIRD trick will make your accountant worthless.” or pictures that look edited or oddly placed are indicators of fake newsery! Continue reading It’s not just Fake News – it’s Bad Journalism.
Writers Note: I met Jasmyn King years ago through her work at Later Gator restaurant in Wheeling – I immediately admired her spirit and energy. Jasmyn’s story is nothing short of inspiring. She has worked hard to overcome many challenges all without losing her optimism and sense of humor. She is known at Later Gator … Continue reading Jasmyn King: Poverty in Perspective
I first met Ellen in July of 2017 at the inaugural Ohio Valley Pride Parade. I met her again almost exactly one year later as a new addition to the OVP Board. I have been astounded by her courage, wit, and passion for advocacy. Ellen’s community leadership and perseverance have made indelible marks on the Ohio Valley. I … Continue reading Faces of Change: Ellen McCroskey
“I feel that most people believe if you work hard you won’t be poor, but that’s just not the case. When you are born into a certain class, it is very difficult to advance to the next class, especially if you don’t have the proper tools or education.” Continue reading Faces of Change: Stacy Nixon – Second Chance Technology.
“Experiencing poverty has made me a very humble person. I know what it’s like to be at rock bottom and will never forget what that felt like. It humbles you and keeps you in check with what other people’s realities may be.” Continue reading Kasie Chastain: Poverty in Perspective
People think persons in poverty are all drug addicts but that’s not always true. Oftentimes people can’t get a job because they don’t have an address or look presentable. Continue reading Misty S. Poverty in Perspective