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Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. MACAA’s mission, in a nutshell, is to help people move from poverty to self-reliance through education. What need in our community brought about the creation of your nonprofit? Our […]

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The Front Porch

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. The Front Porch is a roots music school in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Front Porch fosters creativity, growth and community-wide learning through music education, performance and the celebration of Central […]

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The Presidential Precinct

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. Our mission is to empower the next generation of global leaders through education, collaboration, and digital networking. We unite two of America’s premier universities, William & Mary and the […]

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The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia promotes visual literacy as part of a broader, comprehensive education for all and seeks to enhance its visitors’ perceptions […]

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The Women’s Initiative

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. The Women’s Initiative provides vital mental health services for women regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide women with effective counseling, social support and education so […]

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Council hears earful on KKK, alt-right rallies

As the sporadic episodes of low-contact social unrest outside of Charlottesville venues continued this past weekend, city residents Monday called upon the city to disallow upcoming public events that will feature the Ku Klux Klan, far-right political activists and white nationalists.   The most recent flare-up happened Saturday night when right-wing activists and members of […]

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Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. The mission of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring […]

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

… In places like Albemarle County, where school officials estimate up to 20 percent of students lack home broadband, all the latest education-technology tools meant to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps can widen them instead. So, rather than wait for reluctant commercial internet providers to expand their reach, the district is trying an audacious solution. […]

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Jefferson Area CHiP

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. CHiP (the Children’s Health Improvement Program) partners with families to create nurturing home environments and promote the health, well-being, and school readiness of children in our community. There are […]