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At Chancellor Street Preschool, every job is filled by a parent of one of the school’s 30 students. Photo: Courtesy Chancellor Street Preschool

Flow of the co-op: Chancellor Street Preschool is owned and run by parents

At the Chancellor Street Preschool Co-operative, the business manager is a parent. The person who refills the supplies and maintenance closet with soap and toilet paper is also a parent. Parents administrate admissions and provide diversity outreach. Parents set the tuition, design the schedule and make strategic decisions about the school’s future. “Every job is […]

Good work: Doing good is good business

Good work: Doing good is good business

Cristine Nardi asks us to imagine Charlottesville without the nonprofit sector. No Paramount Theater or Discovery Museum on the Downtown Mall. No WNRN to listen to in the car. No Thomas Jefferson Foundation to open the doors of Monticello. No Jefferson School to preserve the legacy of the African-American community. No University of Virginia or […]