Work, Live, and Give in West Virginia

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship invites tomorrow’s leaders to work, live and give in West Virginia by offering yearlong, paid fellowships at some of the Mountain State’s most innovative organizations. During the course of a year, Impact Fellows work four days a week at one of our participating companies, while dedicating one day a week volunteering their brainpower, time, and expertise to projects in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.


WORK

Work for an innovative company, gain professional skills to help propel you into the future, receive hands-on training in your field.

LIVE

Live in the Mountain State, immerse yourself in the culture, explore the region, take on new adventures.

GIVE

Give one day a week volunteering with a local nonprofit, contributing your time and skills to help create positive change in your community.


“Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship has given me the opportunity to do work that I love and forge meaningful connections within my new community, making the Mountain State my home.”

Sam Muller, 2019 Fellow

39

JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED THROUGH THE IMPACT FELLOWSHIP

23

ORGANIZATIONS HAVE PARTICIPATED AS HOST EMPLOYERS

53

ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BENEFITTED FROM VOLUNTEER FELLOWS

10,920

HOURS HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERED BY IMPACT FELLOWS

1,145

PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED TO BE AN IMPACT FELLOW

63%

OF FELLOWS STAYED WITH THEIR EMPLOYERS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

87%

OF FELLOWS RECEIVED OFFERS TO STAY WITH THEIR EMPLOYERS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

80%

OF FELLOWS STAYED IN WEST VIRGINIA AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR FELLOWSHIP


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“This new fellowship program offers a compelling reason to move to West Virginia. In smaller economies, fresh talent can have a big impact.”

Fast Company, March 1, 2017