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Stay tuned for our September workshop...

Also, this month's newsletter has informative articles, community events and announcements, job opportunties and more! 


CJ is working diligently to bring you the workshops you want. Please, fill out our surveys. We would like to hear your requests. Now, in English and Spanish.

Help Happens Here
This campaign was started with the sole purpose of creating awareness and providing help to those who are struggling and are in need of mental health and wellness services. The campaign is a community effort by a large group of people from different organizations who are committed to improving the lives of the people in the community of Charlottesville. The Help Happens Here campaign does referrals and connects people to the different services available to them; which in many cases can be free of charge or at a low cost. If you wish to learn more visit their website: www.helphappenshere.org or call at (434) 247-0641.

New Hope for DREAMers
Under the Bipartisan Senate Bill as many as 1.5 million people who were brought to the U.S. as children could be on the road to acquiring a legal status, all thanks to a new bill that has been presented to the House. If this bill was to be enacted DACA recipients and DREAMers could finally apply for a green card that would allow them to gain documents. To learn more follow this link

Gates Scholarships
The Bill and Melinda Foundation will be awarding 300 scholarships to students of color each year for the next 10 years. The mission is to grant 3,000 scholarships to High-School seniors. There is a variety of requirements such as an essay, letters of recommendation, interviews, academic records, among other criteria. The Gates foundation's purpose is to aid students who are high-achieving but are low-income. To know more about how and when to apply click on the following link.

Signing a Humanitarian Petition

The boarder patrol in Arizona raided a camp called No More Deaths that aides immigrants and refugees who cross the boarder on what is a typical 105 degree weather. Now, the organization is asking for your help and requests for people to sign their petition to ask the governmental agencies to stop the raid on humanitarian camps that provide help to immigrants and refugees in need of medical help, food and water; which are basic human rights. If you would like to sign this petition or would like to learn more about it, click here


Charlottesville Classical Guitar Concert Series 

Come to enjoy classical guitar music every month in Charlottesville. You wil listen to preludes, suites, chansons, plus a premiere piece.

When:  August 3rd, 2017
Time: 7 PM
Where: The Haven

           112 Market St.,
           Charlotteville, VA 
For more info or if you wish to know the dates for the next concerts visit the following link

Suggested donation at the door per person (No one will be turned away)


New Spanish Center!

A new Spanish Center in Charlottesville has just recently opened its doors. It is called "Arriba! Spanish". The center offers Spanish classes both to private parties and to groups, at all levels. To find out more you can visit their website: www.arriba-spanish.com 


High Impact Coalitions: A Practical Guide

In partnership with the MAPP2Health core group, the Thomas Jefferson Health District is hosting a free 2-day training on "High Impact Coalitions: A Practical Guide." Parking, lunch and light snack will be provided.To register click here.
Training topics include:
· Policy, systems, & environmental   change (PSE)
· 5 stages of coalition development
· Coalition challenges and strategies to address them
· Sustaining momentum


When: August 7th - 8th
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: Fontaine Research Park Ivy                          Translational Research Building
560 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

For more information contact Putnam Ivey at (434) 972-6241 or Putnam.Ivey@vdh.virginia.gov 



Credit and Credit Reports

2017 Financial Education Series
Piedmont Housing Alliance’s HUD approved Housing Counseling staff members provide community classes to help you better understand your monthly spending habits, your income, credit report and how to save.  Each class focuses on a different aspect of personal finance so we encourage you to attend more than one.  At this course, learn about increasing your credit score!

When: August 9th
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Carver Recreation Center,

Classes are FREE, but you do need to register. To register for these financial education classes, please call 434-422-4848 or email info@piedmonthousing.org to let us know you are coming



Charlottesville Back to School Bash 2017

Join us for a fun event to help Children of all ages prepare to go Back to School!

When: August 19th, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: Sprint Pavilion

​Parent/guardian and child must be present to participate and receive school supplies. Registration is now open!


Citizenship Information Session

Presented by the International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.

When: August 30th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Northside Library

                 705 Rio Rd W,
           Charlottesville, VA, 22901

For more information: (434) 973-7893

For more events visit our website!

Job Opportunities

For more jobs visit our website!
  • Head Start Family and Community Engagement and Health Manager, (Full-time - w/benefits, $40,000/yr.), MACAA: For more information about he job click here.

  • Head Start Family Advocate, (Full-time w/benefits, $25,000/yr.), MACAA: For more information about he job click here

  • Chief Operating Officer (Full-Time), Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia: For more information about he job click here

  • Family Coordinator (Temporary, 15 Hrs/Wk), Readykids: For more information about he job click here

Volunteering Opportunities

For more volunteering opportunities visit our website
  • Piedmont CASA: Information sessions First Thursdays of every month. Noon and 6 PM. If you've been thinking about becoming a Piedmont CASA Volunteer, this is a great opportunity to learn more about it. Registration is requiredCall (434) 971-7515 for more details. 
  • Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle: August New Tutor Training. Sign up today to change a life through literacy. Next tutor training will be Saturday, August 26 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM For more information, or to register, call 434-977-3838. 

August 2017

Be on the lookout for our Roundtable meetings!
Attend a CJ Roundtable to network with other service providers, educators, non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and community members working with the Latino population. Share your Latino-oriented initatives and services and discover new connections, solutions and resources that benefit Latinos in and around Charlottesville.

For Jobs:
If you wish to know more about the jobs' description visit our website
To Volunteer:
For more info visit the following link

For more information, and to view additional upcoming community events click here.
For announcements here.


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