(434) 979-0919|info@wnrn.org

About Jaclyn

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Jaclyn has created 150 blog entries.

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Future Homeowners

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for partner families for their next 2 builds in Arrington, Virginia. If you have lived or worked in Nelson County for at least one year, you can visit their website at www.nelsonhabitat.org to see if you qualify to become a homeowner or leave a message at 434 361-0201. The partnerships between Habitat for Humanity and our homeowner families aim to be true collaborations, grounded firmly on mutual respect and a core belief that everyone should have an opportunity to live in a safe, decent and affordable home. Their partnerships with families are sound investments in the future, made by people who believe strongly in one another and in the greater good.

February 10th, 2018|Community Connection|

Hear Together: The Women’s Initiative

The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville is a non-profit dedicated to making sure women have the mental health services they need, regardless of ability to pay. They have walk-in clinics, groups, social support, and more in order to enable women to find healing. Listen to our conversation with Executive Director Elizabeth Irvin to find out more about their mission and work in our community:

You can find out more about their mental health services by calling  (434) 872-0047 or going to their website http://thewomensinitiative.org/

February 10th, 2018|Hear Together|

Hear Together: Shelter for Help in Emergency

The statistics for teen dating abuse are startling.  1.5 million experience dating abuse of some form each year, but only 33% ask for help. The Shelter for Help in Emergency is working to educate young adults about what healthy relationships look like and to spot red flags that in unhealthy and abusive relationships.

Listen to our interview with the Shelter for Help in Emergency here to find out more:

Shelter for Help in Emergency 24-hour Hotline: 434·293·8509

Shelter for Help in Emergency Community Outreach Center: 434·963·4676

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474




February 8th, 2018|Hear Together|

Cville Time Bank Hosts Repair Cafe on March 17th

Cville TimeBank will be holding a Repair Café on Saturday, March 17th, from noon to 4pm at The Habitat Store on Harris Street.Things like chairs, fans, and lamps usually end up in a landfill when they break. But volunteers at the Repair Café can fix broken stuff and make it useful again. They are  inviting the whole community to bring household items like clothing, toys, bikes, small appliances, furniture and jewelry. The volunteers will be happy to fix your stuff and even show you how it’s done.

More information is at www.CvilleTimeBank.com.

February 5th, 2018|Community Connection|

Building Experiences Hosts “Prom” Celebration

Building Experiences invites our greater community to an intergenerational “prom” celebrating Building Experiences at McGuffey Arts Center. Building Experiences (BE) is a local, grassroots non-profit that helps young adults be successful in college and career. Founded in 2014, BE has served over 180 young people. On February 24, be prepared for a night of the arts including Rich Tarbell’s Kool Booth Photo Booth and Glass Blowing with Frozen Motion Glass. Attendees will meet members of Building Experiences and strengthen community ties, while trying to outbid one another for our silent auction items. With food donations from The Local, Harvest Moon Catering and Blue Moon Diner, and music from DJ Cadybug, they hope to have something for all. For more information, you can go to their website, buildingexperiences.org 

February 5th, 2018|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) in Charlottesville believes that strong nonprofits create a strong community, and as a nonprofit, they achieve their mission when nonprofits are connected to the resources they need to thrive. They offer tools, training, workshops and consulting for all things nonprofit in Charlottesville and the surrounding community They have nearly 250 nonprofit member organizations – and when an organization is a member, board, staff, and volunteers are all members as well – so you may be a member without realizing it! You can contact them to see how they can help support you and your nonprofit or help you get more engaged in the nonprofit community. To learn more, you can visit their website at www.thecne.org.

January 31st, 2018|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Working to Support During Foster Care and Beyond

There is so much more to foster care than taking in kids that need a place to stay. We sat down with experts from different programs that deal with foster care to learn about what’s being done to create a sense of community and network as they grow into adults.

For these Hear Together profiles we talk to Community Attention Foster Families, Foster Care Awareness Coalition, and Virginia representative for Foster Care Alumni America:

January 30th, 2018|Hear Together|

Virginia Festival of the Book To Be Held March 21-25

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days in Charlottesville each March. The 24th Annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. The Festival’s annual attendance reached more than 30,000 in March 2017. For information on the event and how to attend you can go their website, www.vabook.org

January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|

East End Cemetery Needs Volunteers for Clearing Land

East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. It is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century. Decades of neglect obscured their graves and thousands of others beneath tangles of ivy, brush, and illegally dumped trash. Since June 2013, a small group of regular volunteers, students and Richmond-area residents have been working to reveal them, slowly uncovering not just long-buried headstones but an entire community. So, if you like whacking weeds, lopping branches, and discovering the history of Richmond, then Friends of East End invite you to join them in their goal to restore East End.  For more information, including progress on the restoration and a calendar of upcoming volunteer work days, their website is www.eastendcemetery.wordpress.com. You can also email me at jshuck@rocketmail.com or call 804-728-9475.

January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|

Richmond Symphony Welcomes Mason Bates

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He will be at the Carpenter Theater on May 12 at 8pm.  The Richmond Symphony invites you to join them an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear. To find out more about the concert, you can click here.


January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|