Author: Nathan Ryan

June 9, 2015 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

The WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition is a proud partner, and co-founder, of the Try This West Virginia movement… aimed to knock our state off the “worst health” lists, community by community. Click here to learn more about what we can do in our communities!

June 1, 2015 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

  We are excited to add 3 talented new staff people to our HKFC family in 2017.  Please read each job announcement carefully; they each have different application requirements and deadlines. We are looking for a Northern Organizer:  job-description-northern-organizer We are looking for a Try This Deputy Director: try-this-deputy-director-job-announcement Our partners are looking for a founding director for…

February 11, 2015 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Follow this link to learn more about how you can become a Parent Mentor at Edgewood, Grandview, or Mary C. Snow elementary.  Parents as Mentors is a pilot project and jobs program that offers low-income parents and grandparents a stipend to work in their neighborhood schools.  For more information about the program, and how to bring…

December 13, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Your votes are in…and we have our top 10 issues for 2015.  Download the platform here and get involved.  Sign-up here for Kids and Families Day on January 2014 or contact ckimeshkfc@gmail.com if your interested in organizing a local forum to discuss the platform with legislators in your district.

November 18, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

The 2015 Our Children, Our Future Ballot is ready for viewing.  Visit wvhealthykids.org/publications/ballot to view the ballot.  You can also check out ocofwv.org to cast your vote.  Voting begins Thursday, November 20th and ends at 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 25th.

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Lawmakers restore social services funding by Phil Kabler, Staff writer Legislators restored $1.06 million in funding cuts to several West Virginia family resources and social services programs Wednesday, as they wrapped up a three-day special session. As the House of Delegates was considering a bill (SB2003) to put money into accounts that…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

UPDATE: Lawmakers discuss cuts to child, family programs Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:52 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 25, 2014 3:37 PM EDT By Mandi Cardosi – email UPDATE 3:30 p.m. April 25: A bipartisan group, in conjunction with the Our Children, Our Future Campaign, vocalized their support for restoring cuts to Early Childhood Programs inMorgantown on April 25. Republican lawmakers…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

April 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State lawmakers from both parties are asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to let them consider restoring money cut from programs for children and families. The governor cut $1 million from safety-net budgets, including those for child advocacy, in-home family education and support for victims of domestic violence and child…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Assoc. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition counted several pieces of legislation as victories in the just-completed sessions of the state Legislature, but organizers of the grassroots legislative movement think politics…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Family Resource Network to host review of programs Posted Feb. 24, 2014 @ 1:33 pm KEYSER – The Mineral County Family Resource Network and West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition will be presenting “Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child Poverty” on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Mineral County…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

February 19, 2014 Regional forum on child poverty slated at SALS   The Southern Appalachian Labor School will host an Our Children, Our Future regional forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School Street, Oak Hill. The forum will offer a chance to meet community members, advocates,…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Group asks W.Va. for funding restoration Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:29 PM SHANE ARRINGTON HUNTINGTON — A nonprofit coalition is urging W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tombin to restore $1 million in state funding for early childhood and family resource programs. The Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty discussed the effects of the…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

July 28, 2013 Road trip: Lawmakers to explore N.D.’s ‘future fund’ By Mannix PorterfieldRegister-Herald Reporter CHARLESTON — West Virginia let the balloon go up without it back in the heyday of King Coal by failing to dedicate some taxes paid by the industry to a “future fund” for growth. Now, the big question is, are…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

“Growing Healthy Children” Symposium scheduled Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – Local organizations have joined forces to host an event that centers around the future health and welfare of the children of the Tug Valley area. Last year, the “Our Children, Our Future” campaign held 48 meetings statewide. These community meetings are offered at no charge…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

Group targets childhood poverty Nov. 11, 2013 @ 12:01 AM JEAN TARBETT HARDIMAN HUNTINGTON — Society is filled with controversial issues, but the importance of improving life for children in poverty is not one of them. People from all walks of life will come together and work toward solutions on that one, said Rick Wilson…

May 21, 2014 Nathan Ryan No comments exist

December 25, 2013 Anti-poverty coalition finalizes legislative agenda By George HohmannFor the WVPA PARKERSBURG — After months of meetings and discussions, the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition’s approved 2014 state legislative agenda focuses on issues ranging from increasing the minimum wage to adding 30 minutes of physical activity to each…