The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia (100 BMOCV) is to improve the quality of life within the community and advocate eliminating the achievement gap of African American (AA) male students through mentoring by the members. The organization is inclusive in its efforts for public involvement. 100 BMOCV is a non-profit organization and non-partisan.
Abundant Life demonstrates God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood. We believe in whole-family, holistic ministry, with incentive-based programming that spans from Kindergarten to senior citizens. Through long-term, lasting relationships with parents, children, and residents, we demonstrate the love of God and encourage positive community development.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Our one-to-one mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of our local youth. Now more than ever, we are stepping up to find innovative ways in serving our communities to #KeepKidsConnected. Service areas: Charlottesville City, Albemarle County, Nelson County, and Fluvanna County.
Black Women of Central Virginia
Our mission is to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment, ultimately building pathways to sustainable self-sufficiency, for women and girls of African descent. The Black Women of Central Virginia is actively involved in Charlottesville community and surrounding counties. We partner with local organizations and host various events including: health and wellness fairs and youth civic engagement forums. Our organization has also provided black girl joy care packages and most recently distributed 10k masks and hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer.
Boy Scouts of America Monticello District
The Monticello District serves youth in Charlottesville City, Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Madison County, and Orange County.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia offers a lineup of nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues. For 30 years, our core programs have engaged young people in activities with adults and peers, building our kids’ self-esteem and helping them reach their full potential. With locations in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Madison, and Orange, our Clubs now serve more than 2,000 kids annually. The Club provides an after school and summer program for children and teens ages 5-18, comprised of diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Our goals are to ensure that all teens graduate from high school with a plan for their future, that all members develop a healthy lifestyle and strong character and citizenship. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. These five core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. In addition, Club staff develop and implement meaningful programs based on the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of youth in our own community.
Brothers United to Cease the Killing
Brother’s United to Cease the Killings, a local nonprofit organization that works to address conflicts before they lead to gun violence.
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is a resident-centered organization committed to excellence in providing affordable quality housing, revitalizing communities, supporting resident involvement and promoting upward mobility and self-sufficiency through partnerships in the public and private sectors. CRHA’s Vision CRHA strives to build exemplary communities that integrate essential services empowering our most vulnerable population to thrive in the City of Charlottesville.
City of Promise
Our mission is to end generational poverty, and to foster a culture of achievement in which all children in our community graduate from high school, ready for college or career. We accomplish this through partnerships with our parents, neighbors, organizations, schools and community.
Come As You Are Cville
Come As You Are Cville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization geared towards serving the homeless and less fortunate by incorporating them into group activities, supporting them with prayers, fellowshipping with a meal, and providing disaster relief. Facebook-f Youtube
We combine mentoring and technology to prepare youth for brighter futures! Our members come to C4K to explore their passions and learn new skills. We customize our programs to each members’ unique interests and skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), so that every member can get the most out of their time at C4K.
Culinary Concepts AB
We offer a more inclusive training model that teaches both life skills and occupational skills. Our 5-week Go Cook Program is offered multiple times a year. Over 60+ employer partners give graduates an opportunity for employment. And student scholarships are available thanks to partners like the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development and the Albemarle County Office of Economics. Each week we offer unique and fun cooking classes. We also offer private and custom classes. In addition to being a great way to learn new skills, our cooking classes are also a wonderful chance to build connections, in the kitchen. So, support our mission by signing up for a class, inviting others, and by following us on social media to spread the word. As we like to say…reach one, teach one!
Cultivate Charlottesville engages youth and community in building an equitable, sustainable food system through garden-based experiential learning, growing and sharing healthy food, amplifying community leaders, and advocating for food justice.
Emergency Food Network
The mission of the Emergency Food Network is to provide food for three days of balanced meals, on the same day requested, to individuals and families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. We receive no government funding; our operation depends exclusively on the generous support of individuals, schools, businesses, area churches, and civic groups. Our operating expenses are minimal, so approximately 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to program services.
FREE Piedmont Family YMCA Teen Membership
YMCA members age 13+ can have full facility access without a parent present to basketball court(s), where you can shoot hoops, play volleyball, and more. | Wellness floor features weights, cardio machines, and other workout equipment | Unlimited, fun group exercise classes, including Hip Hop Step, Zumba, and more | Access to indoor pool with diving board.
Families Helping Families
Families Helping Families works to ensure that each child receives what they need to reach their full academic and social potential while removing obstacles to learning in ACPS. Just before the launch of our fund, Dr. Bernard Hairston, recently retired ACPS Assistant Superintendent shared, “the thinking behind the Families Helping Families initiative originated because of an imbalance in funding support provided by outside agencies school by school. We know that extra resources allow expanded learning opportunities that occur inside and outside the classrooms. These funds are intended for families and schools to address teaching and learning barriers. The funds will also help meet our equity mission statement. Our goal is to end the predictive value of which students are successful based on their race, social or economic status, and special capacities by creating stronger working relationships with families and communities to ensure each student's success.”
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
OUR MISSION is to equip our refugee neighbors with the network and skills needed to move from surviving to thriving in Charlottesville. We realize this mission through our programs that are focused on four essential areas: Home, Health, Community, and Career. Of course, the needs of refugees who have fled their home countries are enormous. In many cases, our work with them from their arrival through achieving U.S. citizenship is all-encompassing and can’t fully be captured here. Learn more about these four program areas and how they directly aid our refugee neighbors.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Charlottesville and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
JMRL fosters personal growth and life-long learning for all by connecting people with ideas, information, and each other. Our goal is to deliver exceptional service and honor our place at the center of the communities we support. We are committed to offering you qualified and well-trained staff equipped to meet your information needs. We appreciate diversity and are mindful of the culture and history of our organization, our region, and our communities.
Legal Aid Justice Center - Youth Justice Program
LAJC’s Youth Justice Program envisions a Virginia where all young people have access to high-quality public education, evidence-based community supports, mental health services, and a truly restorative youth justice system. We partner with youth, their families, and their communities to achieve racial justice, social justice, and economic justice for all young people by dismantling systems that create and perpetuate poverty. Our strategies include individual legal representation for youth with unmet needs in the education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, impact litigation, community education and organizing, and statewide policy advocacy. We promote public policies and system reforms that keep young people in school, out of the youth justice system, and living successfully in their communities.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
This is where Loaves & Fishes steps in. By providing free groceries once per month to low-income households, we help them stretch their food budgets farther as they try to get on their feet financially. This is where Loaves & Fishes steps in. By providing free groceries once per month to low-income households, we help them stretch their food budgets farther as they try to get on their feet financially. We work with many area partners including student groups, scout troops, church groups, the United Way, local businesses, and others. We are also the largest distribution partner of the Charlottesville branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Love No Ego Foundation, Inc.
The Love No Ego Foundation provides positive development for youth and young adults ages 10-24, helping them to overcome challenges, live with purpose, and go beyond fears and daily pressures, helping them to develop a foundation within that is not easily shaken by the egotistical world.
Madison House serves as the volunteer center for students at the University of Virginia. We coordinate volunteers, develop leaders, build community partnerships and promote lifelong volunteer service. Madison House organizes service programs to address the needs of the community as well as the educational and personal growth objectives of students.
Monticello Area Community Action Agency
Since 1965, Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) has led the effort to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of low-income people in Central Virginia. We provide programs that benefit preschool-aged children, teens and adults in our communities.