March 19, 2019

Charleston, WV – The Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA) has received nearly $800,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services. The funds are being used to establish a food hub, which will promote community hea...

November 15, 2017

Dunbar, WV The Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) Board of Directors have made the decision to close the Harambee Child Development Center, which is a child care center located in Dunbar, WV.  The closure will be effective as of December 29, 2...

Dunbar, WV

KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.), will launch an Emergency Aid Project to provide emergency needs services to low-income and working poor residents of Kanawha County. Eligible participants will receive assistance to overcome needs...

October 27, 2015

KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.), was recently awarded $1.5 million per year for five years from the Office of Family Assistance in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services to launch the WV ReF...

May 29, 2015

Sandra B. Moss of BeFine Designs is a KISRA business loan customer.  We are proud of her achievements.


BeFine Designs, LLC is a design company whose initial product was The Pocket Clip. Sandra's early concept was just to have a product that solved a common problem,...

January 30, 2015

A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future and believe it can be obtained.  Mentoring is a key strategy that KISRA uses as we strengthen families in West Virginia. 


The new and improved KISRA Second Chance Mentoring Program (SCMP) embodies this strat...

January 30, 2015

Where can you find quality care provided by nurturing, certified staff in a stimulating environment?  The Harambee Child Development is definitely the place and there are actually a few openings available.  


Check out the Harambee Child Development Center page for...

January 30, 2015

Despite an improving national economy, new data released on January 29, 2015 by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) show many West Virginians are barely scraping by.  CFED's 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard ranked the state dead last (51st) for its lar...

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