Community Educational Outreach Service

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The CEOS LOGO West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) has a strong tradition of education, service, and community development, dating back to 1914 when the first club (Farm Women’s Club in Ohio County) was established. The West Virginia University Extension Service provides support to the organization through county and state faculty. Extension faculty members serve as advisors to local groups and the state board and develop WVCEOS program topics on timely issues. Program areas of emphasis include: preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence. Additional resources, by subject matter, can be found at Publications. A Memorandum of Understanding is in effect between WVCEOS and the WVU Extension Service. Prior to the start of each calendar year, the County Council and their Extension Faculty Advisor should complete the Responsibilities Agreement.


The primary purpose of the WVCEOS is education.


The vision of the WVCEOS is to be leaders in strengthening individuals, families, and communities to become productive contributors to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society.


The WVCEOS believes it is important to:

  • strengthen families
  • promote lifelong learning
  • instill honesty, integrity, and respect
  • preserve heritage
  • recognize and respond to diversity
  • be open to change


The mission of the WVCEOS is to strengthen individuals and families through:

  • continuing education
  • leadership development
  • community involvement
  • for the betterment of all.

For more information about the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service:

  • Contact your county WVU Extension Service office
  • Contact Kimberly Straight, WVU Extension Service at 304-293-8587
  • Read & print CEOS Brochure , (PDF), 3-fold brochure, (128K)