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Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center send their students in need home with bags of food for the holiday break

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, in partnership with the Emergency Food Network, is giving out packages of food to some of their high school students and families over the holiday break.   During the pandemic, teachers at the technical education center saw an increasing number of their students’ families were struggling to get enough food. So, last […]

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If you’re looking to donate food this holiday season, here’s what you should look out for before you hit the food pantry

The holiday season calls for giving. Food pantries across the country are receiving donations in droves, but what should you be giving? One in six people in Charlottesville are considered food insecure, according to the PB&J Fund. The city exceeds the state average at 11.9% or over 1 in ten people. Food banks are a […]

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Charlottesville kicks off the holiday season with the Charlottesville Grand Illumination — here’s what you need to know

Oatmeal, the 30-foot, 30-year-old Norway Spruce tree, will light up the Downtown Mall on Friday evening.  The city of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia Community Credit Union will be presenting the city’s Grand Illumination on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ting Pavilion. The tree will stand in the middle of City Hall […]

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Students with Google Career Certificates are eligible for a scholarship to finish their four year degrees at UVA

In a partnership with Google, the University of Virginia will offer any current or former students with a Google Career Certificate a $5,000 scholarship to continue their education. Students with a Google Career Certificate in one of its five programs may receive a one-time  $5,000 scholarship to UVA’s Continuing Schools of Professionals and Continuing Studies […]

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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence discusses climate justice and local efforts during its annual Philanthropy Day

Climate change is fast approaching, and it’s hitting marginalized communities at alarming rates, said Heather McTeer Toney, keynote speaker at the 14h annual Philanthropy Day seminar hosted by The Center for Nonprofit Excellence..  More than 100 guests and organizations gathered at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville on Tuesday to celebrate efforts against climate change […]

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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will host its annual Philanthropy Day on Tuesday and it’s all about climate justice — here’s how you can watch

Heather McTeer Toney will give the keynote address at this year’s Philanthropy Day seminar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  The organization will host its 14th annual Philanthropy Day on Tuesday. This year’s seminar will be focused on environmental action and climate justice.  “It’s an opportunity for leaders all across the sector…to come together […]

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While last week’s election drew record turnout statewide, Albemarle County was especially high. Here’s why.

While last week’s governor’s election drew a record voter turnout statewide, Albemarle County’s turnout was even higher. Albemarle County saw its highest turnout in almost 30 years, with 62% of registered voters headed to the polls. In the last governor’s race in 2017 saw a 56% turnout. Statewide, roughly 55% of registered voters cast a […]

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USPS promises to prioritize mail-in ballots as officials fear mail delays will result in thousands of votes not being counted

The U.S. Postal Service has promised it will prioritize delivering mail-in ballots from now until Election Day in Virginia after the Democratic Party of Virginia sued the federal agency over undelivered ballots earlier this week. The Virginia Democrat’s suit states that as of Oct. 19 thousands of mail-in ballots in Albemarle, Portsmouth and James City […]