ASP first worked in Kanawha County in 2018. We are so excited to return, further partnerships in the area, and meet unmet needs in the county.
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Tyler Vicidomini (Center Director), Daphne Spencer (Finance Coordinator), Ryan Jubb (Operations Coordinator), Sarah Govert (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned gymnasium and gym classrooms. You will need to bring your own air mattress or cot, pillow and sleeping bag.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a large dining hall next to the kitchen in the church.
Showers: There are locker room showers located in the gymnasium.
Recreation Space: The gym will be available for some use. Other recreation will be limited to the parking lot on the church grounds. “Magic Island” riverfront park is just a few blocks away.
Closest Medical Facility: Med Express Urgent Care: 1416 Maccorkle Ave SW, Charleston, WV 25303
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous, Urban, River Valley
County Seat: Charleston, WV
Major Employers: Hospitals (CAMC), restaurants and food service, healthcare, and government
Per Capita Income: $29,253
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 17%
Interesting Facts: Kanawha County hosts the state capital in Charleston. The county is very spread out geographically and therefore very diverse. The county was named for the Kanawha River running through the county, which in turn was named by a local Native American tribe. Find out more on the county website here.
On the tourism side, check out some highlights of the area here.