Category Archives: Grassroots Organizing

Black student and police chief partner to end racism and improve community relations.

Community Members, Charleston Police Department Unite to Address Racism & Increase Community Partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephen Smith at Stephen@OurFutureWV.org Click here to contribute.  “Community Members, Charleston Police Department Unite to Address Racism & Increase Community Partnerships” Plan includes trainings, youth engagement, arrest tracking, and body cameras  CHARLESTON, WV – On Tuesday October 4th at 11am in Charleston City Hall, Charleston community leaders are joining with the Charleston Police Department to unveil an ambitious … Continue Reading ››

Stephen Smith in The Journal: Bi-Partisanship On Display Here in West Virginia

America used to believe in an ideal called statesmanship.
The notion was that a public leader would be responsible not to one party, but to the public good - that it was more important to solve problems than to win political points.
But we now live in a divided era, … Continue Reading ››

Charleston Summit a Preview of West Virginia’s Bright Future

leaderOne in four children in West Virginia lives below the official poverty line. That’s why the Our Children, Our Future campaign does what it does. That’s why we travel around the state listening to what West Virginians tell us what concerns them; that’s why we help them develop … Continue Reading ››