Jefferson School City Center

Jefferson School City Center is a voice of the nine nonprofits located at Charlottesville’s intergenerational community center, the restored Jefferson School. We are a legacy preserved . . . a soul reborn . . . in the heart of Charlottesville!

Frank Squillace of the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce speaks to the Nonprofit Roundtable group at the Vinegar Hill Cafe

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

The Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce Non-profit Round Table conducted their regular meeting at the Vinegar Hill Café on Wednesday. “We truly appreciate the support of the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce and enjoy hosting the monthly Nonprofit Round Table meeting.  The Vinegar Hill Café and the Jefferson School City Center are a perfect home for this monthly meeting […]

Participants get ready for the  fashion show presented by Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center and Chihamba at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Over 150 women, many in African attire, gathered at the Jefferson School City Center’s African-American Heritage Center for an evening of health updates and fashion.  The event was part Chihamba’s 24th Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival.  The event included information about the Heritage Center, a breast health talk, “Expanding on the basics:  What advances in […]

Volunteer Doris Feldman checks over her students' work at Literacy Volunteers Conversation Corner on Thursday night

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Every Thursday night at the Jefferson School City Center Doris Feldman can be found at Literacy Volunteers leading the conversation. Trained in English as a Second Language instruction, Feldman exhibits the patience and caring to her students as they navigate our complex community systems. Her students are from South Korea, Myanmar, Mexico, and Argentina. “Doris […]

Common Ground’s annual sit-a-thon aims to raise funds to bring the healing arts to many in Charlottesville

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Phoebe Haupt, Program Manager for Common Ground at the Jefferson School City Center, is looking for people who have a talent for sitting.  “Our Sit-A-Thon is the most blissful fundraiser to hit Charlottesville,” she said. “This is an opportunity to invest in your own wellness and expand your mindfulness practice. Or, for beginners, this is […]

Jerod Patterson, Kristin Neff, Alene Meadows, and Jorie Barna from ASG greet visitors at the Jefferson School City Center with free condoms and offers for HIV/Hepatitis C testing.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

The AIDS Services Group (ASG) celebrated National HIV Testing Day at the Jefferson School City Center on Thursday, June 27. In collaboration with Martha Jefferson’s Starr Hill Health Center and using space provided by JABA, ASG expected to test about 50 individuals for the HIV virus and Hepatitis C. ASG provided information on their programs […]

Outreach Coordinator Eboni Bugg plans on celebrating with the women essayists included in the next issue of "Challenge Into Change." The Women's Initiative will host an awards presentation on Saturday.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Women will be celebrating the many ways they have turned their live challenges into positive change tomorrow (Saturday), June 15 at The Women’s Initiative at the Jefferson School City Center. From 4:30 to 6:30 pm, writers and supporters will honor the women essayists who shared personal stories of transformation for the 2013 issue of Challenge […]

Literacy Volunteers Program Assistant Maureen Overstreet helps a student navigate an ESL software program.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Thanks to a Dollar General grant awarded this week to Literacy Volunteers, adult students will be getting more opportunity to study English on computer programs at the Jefferson School City Center. Every student is required to spend approximately four weeks working in Rosetta Stone or a similar language program before being assigned a tutor. The […]

Lisa, a recent college graduate, receives some help with career development at The Women's Initiative.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Finding meaningful work suited for individual personalities is the focus of The Women’s Initiative career development workshop on Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 2 pm at the Jefferson School City Center. “This workshop will go beyond basic skills,” said Eboni Bugg, Outreach Coordinator at The Women’s Initiative.  “While we primarily provide counseling at the […]

Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville tomorrow moderates the City Council Candidates' Forum with Bob Fenwick, Adam Lees, Wes Bellamy, Melvin Grady, and Kristin Szakos at the Jefferson School City Center. Two candidates will be elected in November.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

The auditorium at the Jefferson School City Center was the venue for the forum for City Council candidates co-sponsored by Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress on Thursday night. The event was moderated by Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Executive Director Director, Brian Wheeler. Candidates Bob Fenwick, Adam Lees, Wes Bellamy, Melvin Grady and Kristin Szakos answered questions […]

Nurse Practitioner Miranda Trent prepares for the Pre-Mother's Day event at Martha Jefferson's Star Hill Health Center at the Jefferson School City Center

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

“Here is an opportunity for people to see what’s available in the neighborhood for their care. At this event, people can see what’s physically here at the Jefferson School City Center and learn what we’re all about,” said Miranda Trent, Nurse Practitioner at Martha Jefferson’s Starr Hill Center.  On Saturday, May 11 from 1:30 to 5 […]

Marta Keane (right), CEO of JABA, announces Geraldine Wells as the Volunteer of the Year.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

JABA knows how to throw a party at the Jefferson School City Center. More than 400 local volunteers along with officials from the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson, poured into the Carver Recreation Center for some well-earned praise on Wednesday. JABA supplied non-stop entertainment, door prizes, lunch, […]

Greg Burroughs, Director of Futureworks, helps Bridget stuff envelopes at Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle. Bridget will also be working on the Literacy Volunteers’ database.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

On any particular day at the Jefferson School City Center, Greg Burroughs can be found checking in on “his” employees at the Jefferson School City Center. Through his company Futureworks, Burroughs helps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities find jobs or volunteer positions. “There’s a real sense of community here. Everywhere I go people seem […]

Andrea Douglas, Director of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, points out the many bits of nature that Caesar Morton incorporates into his sculptures.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Driftwood, fish bone and stingray casings never looked so good. Local sculptor Caesar Morton uses found objects from the natural world to inspire his free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures on display at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. The Heritage Center at the Jefferson School City Center will host an opening reception for Morton on […]

Eboni Bugg and friends of The Women's Initiative chart the route for Saturday's launch of "Walk it Out."

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

“Change occurs when there’s an element of community involved and we can support one another,” said Eboni Bugg of The Women’s Initiative Walk It Out campaign. The Women’s Initiative will host weekday walking groups at the Jefferson School City Center. The walking groups will focus on building community and providing mutual support while relieving stress. […]

Eric Swanson, Ankit Tejani, and Pat Antkowiak represented McGrady's Irish Pub in the annual Wordplay competition benefitting Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle.  Photo by Ray East.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Forty trivia teams, including four teams of high-school teachers, squared off last Tuesday in Wordplay, the contest that benefits adults learning to read, write, and speak the English language at Literacy Volunteers. Since moving into the Jefferson School City Center, Literacy Volunteers has seen an increase in the demand for services. Funds raised from this […]

Misty Boos kept communication open between tenant organizations at the Jefferson School City Center and the surrounding neighborhoods in her role as facilitator of the Neighborhood Engagement Team.

What’s going on at the Jefferson School City Center?

A long-standing community tradition in Charlottesville has returned. Roller skating is being offered once again at Carver Recreation Center! This event occurs most Fridays from 5pm–8pm and Sundays from 1pm–6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Skaters are also welcome to bring their own skates or rollerblades to the rink at the Jefferson School City Center.