Struggle to Stay

Two Young West Virginians On The Struggle To Stay

A year from now, Ryan McFarland will don a cap and gown and walk across the stage at the University of Charleston, located along the Kanawha River across from the statehouse's shiny golden dome.The Pleasants County native will then be confronted by two decisions: law school or graduate school? Stay in West Virginia or leave?

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College Students Explore Local Opportunities Through Community Foundation of Ohio Valley

Organizations in West Virginia like the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are working to address youth retention in West Virginia by exposing…

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‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’ -- Derek Akal’s Struggle to Stay, Part Two

This is chapter two of Derek Akal’s Struggle to Stay. In the first chapter, we met a young man from Harlan County, Kentucky, who thought a college…

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How to Put Coalfield Workers Back to Work

"Jobs aren't a silver bullet," says Coalfield Development Corporation CEO Brandon Dennison.But they are a good start.Dennison's social enterprise has…

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