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Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes Valentine’s Fundraiser

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bike shop in Charlottesville that operates through Virginia Organizing to promote environmentally-sound transportation, recycle bicycles, and make cycling accessible in Charlottesville.

Community Bikes is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, Bake & Bike, on Friday February 12th, when costumed bike couriers will deliver pre-ordered bags of heart-shaped scones around Charlottesville.

Their scones are baked by Sweet Holly’s Desserts, and all deliveries will be sanitary and contact-free. All proceeds from the event will benefit the work they do at Community Bikes. In 2020, they gave away over 650 free bikes to kids and over 200 bikes to adults in need of bikes for reliable transportation. You can learn more at www.cbikes.org.

2021-01-08T14:21:44-05:00January 15th, 2021|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Jubilee Family Development Center

The Jubilee Center has been helping children and adults in the Lynchburg community achieve a path to success for over 20 years. They offer multifaceted opportunities for all age levels – from after-school tutoring, mentoring programs, and summer camps for kids to GED classes, vocational programs, and computer workshops for adults. They have a robust athletics program and a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) center.

We spoke with founder and Executive Director Sterling Wilder for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more on their website.

2021-01-14T15:03:28-05:00January 14th, 2021|Hear Together|

Community Connection: GARCC Foundation Scholarship

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Fishersville, known as the GARCC Foundation, is a nonprofit that serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. Their mission focuses on education, workforce development, quality of life, and community development. Through their Academic Achievers initiative, they’ve awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to local students to help them achieve the first step on their career path for over 11 years.

The application process for 2021 is now open! These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and can be used for vocational or technical school, credentialing programs, or a two or four-year college. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 26th.

You can find information on their website: www.augustava.com.

2021-01-14T12:01:33-05:00January 13th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Girls on the Run Spring Class

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia is celebrating its 15th anniversary with over 10,000 girls served. They forward to helping even more girls reach their limitless potential this year and beyond.
They are currently forming teams in the Greater Charlottesville Area for our Spring 2021 season, and are seeking volunteers! Teams of girls in grades 3rd through 5th or 6th through 8th will meet for eight weeks and engage in lessons that nurture physical and emotional health while training to complete a 5K.

All in-person practices will be implementing the highest CDC standards for safety as the health and wellness of our community remains top priority. Their teams will also have the ability to move online should circumstances require. They also have fully virtual teams for those who prefer!

Teams will begin meeting the first week of March, and space is limited. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, or registering a girl for one of their programs this spring, you can visit  girlsontheruncenva.org.

2021-01-13T14:54:34-05:00January 13th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: BRIMS Virtual Concert

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is presenting a virtual concert and zoom workshop with singer Karan Casey on Friday, January 29th & Saturday, January 30th.

Karan Casey, a founding member of the Irish super-group Solas, has long been recognized as one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan has released seven solo albums as well as an album for children, a duet album with John Doyle and numerous contributions to other artists’ projects. You can find more information online at brimstunes.org.


2021-01-11T16:24:25-05:00January 11th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: The Front Porch Winter Classes

The Front Porch is Charlottesville’s community music school. Their mission is to connect everyone through music. They’re currently registering for their winter session, offering group classes as well as private lessons for all ages on a wide variety of instruments and in tons of musical styles.

They are also planning on opening locations in Harrisonburg and Richmond this year, so please stay tuned for more information! You can learn more at frontporchcville.org.

2021-01-08T14:21:18-05:00January 8th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House is a nonprofit in Lynchburg with a mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. In 2020, they placed 337 of our homeless neighbors into safe and affordable housing. They know that the upcoming need is great and they invite you to get involved with our work of ending homelessness . You can learn more here.

2020-12-18T14:01:55-05:00January 1st, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Project Yoga Richmond

Project Yoga Richmond is a nonprofit dedicated to making yoga affordable and accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay. They operate a yoga studio as well as outreach programs that serve youth, teens, seniors, children and adults with various abilities, individuals in recovery, incarcerated men and women, and domestic violence and human trafficking survivors.

2020 has certainly brought unexpected challenges, making stress management and mental health more important than ever. They’ve moved their classes online to continue to serve the community while we all stay at home.

They invite you to practice with them anytime, day or night, at patreon.com/projectyogarichmond. They have an ever-growing library of on-demand classes including yoga, meditation, sound therapy, Kirtan and more. You can feel great about what you contribute knowing that you’re simultaneously expanding access to the healing power of yoga.

They believe yoga has the power to heal and strengthen individuals and, in turn, transform whole communities. For more information, visit projectyogarichmond.org.

2020-12-11T09:44:40-05:00December 25th, 2020|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Circles RVA

Richmond’s adult poverty rate is nearly double the national average, which means that one in four people in Richmond are living in poverty. Two years ago, a group of concerned citizens created a nonprofit, Circles RVA, to break the cycle.

Circles RVA is a long-term, high-impact program that works with families in the Greater Richmond area, providing them the social network, financial tools, and emotional encouragement that people need to grow.

Participants enrolled in the program are called Circle Leaders, as they are leading their own journeys. As part of the program, they’re paired with Circle Allies, who help them along their path to financial stability and independence. Graduates of the Circles RVA program have celebrated major milestones like improved credit scores, purchasing vehicles, and paying down debt.

We spoke with Circles RVA Community Coordinator Kristin Blalock for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more on their website.

2020-12-21T13:29:56-05:00December 18th, 2020|Hear Together|

Community Connection: SHARE Greater Lynchburg

SHAREGreaterLynchburg.org is a nonprofit based in Lynchburg that offers simple ways for neighbors, nonprofits and businesses to come together in one place. Their website features over 100 local nonprofits and hundreds of ways to volunteer and give.  For more information, you can go to their website, SHAREGreaterLynchburg.org.

2020-12-18T10:50:20-05:00December 17th, 2020|Community Connection|