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For The Ohio Valley, Inc.

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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley announces that its online application for its Civic Leaders Fellowship summer employment program is open now for college aged students in its eight-county service region: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler (WV), and Belmont and Jefferson (OH).

Students are urged to apply early.  CFOV also seeks applications from employers – businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies – interested in receiving an intern at no cost.  Guidelines and Applications for students and employers are at under the Community Leadership tab.  The first-year applicant deadline is extended to March 13, 2015.  Previous interns interested in applying must do so by February 13.  Employers interested in hosting an intern must apply by March 27.

A partnership with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program seeks to improve access to employment for area students and develop civic leadership capacity.  Interns work Monday through Thursday over the course of six weeks.  On Fridays, first year students meet at the CFOV for a program on personal development, workplace ethics, civic leadership, alternative career choices, and much more; second year students work in teams, visiting and evaluating foundation grant sites, and making grants; and third year students will work on career networking skills.

A Civic Leaders participant wrote, “The time spent during this six weeks has been a tremendous experience.  It has been an interesting to actually apply what I have learned in the classroom to everyday work in a corporate office.  The most valuable asset I have gained this summer is how to conduct myself in a business setting.”


Since 1972, The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has connected people who care with causes that matter by making grants to organizations working to improve the Upper Ohio Valley. With assets of more than $30 million, the Foundation assisted in making more than $2 million in charitable grants last year. From strengthening community schools to assisting local arts programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence or natural disasters, the Foundation continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Foundation online at

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Community Leadership – Foundation Center

Community Leadership is a key component of the mission of any community foundation. Our constituency expects us to be an expert on the non-profit environment in the community we serve. Local residents and non-profit organizations should feel comfortable turning to the Community Foundation for advice on local philanthropy, ongoing projects, and emerging needs. The Community… Continue Reading

Civic Leaders Fellowship Program

Program Background The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program provides summer employment opportunities and a program of civic leadership development for college students who are from and graduated from a high school within the Foundation’s service area of the following counties in West Virginia: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler and the following counties in Ohio: Belmont,… Continue Reading

Barnesville High School Class of 1979 Establishes Scholarship

BARNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP December 15, 2014 For Immediate Release   Wheeling, WV – Beginning in the spring of 2015, academically accomplished students at Barnesville High School (BHS) will have the chance to apply for a new scholarship to attend one of our nation’s top colleges or universities. Made possible through… Continue Reading

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