What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

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

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 Jefferson School City Center, our mission is empowerment of women in whatever form that takes.”

The workshop will feature Wendy M. Miller, a SPHR-Training and Career Development Specialist.  Lunch is provided. Nicole Royal, a local photographer, will be available to take professional pictures for online employment profiles.

Workshop topics include “Finding Work that Matches your Interests and Personality,” “How to Market Yourself when Re-entering the Workforce or Changing Careers,” and “How to Create a Path to Your Dream Job.”

The event is free; however, space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Eboni Bugg at 434-202-7692 or ebugg@thewomensinitiative.org.

“When women are in financial distress, it is difficult for them to focus on self-care,” said Eboni Bugg of The Women’s Initiative. “This is a time for them to focus on self-care and the next step in their career.”

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids will have the opportunity to see how things cook in the Jefferson School City Center’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen this summer. During the week of July 15 through 19, Mr. Tom Cervelloni, Director of Food and Beverage at U.Va’s Darden School will teach rising third through sixth graders how to prepare a healthy salad, make meatballs, and scoop muffins and cookies. Kids will learn basic rules of kitchen safety and food preparation and practice teamwork skills. Students will create a lunch to share with parents at the end of the week. Space is limited to 10 students. More information is available by calling 434-961-5354, and a registration form available online.

Grillin’ and Chillin’ at Vinegar Hill Café

The Vinegar Hill Café will be creating a party atmosphere at the Jefferson School City Center on Thursday, June 6, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm with backyard style food and fun for the family. The café will be showcasing BBQ Ribs, BBQ chicken and hamburgers with choice of collard greens, baked beans, cole slaw and homemade cornbread with live music, all for $10. All proceeds from food sales support JABA‘s senior meal program.

Roller Skating at Carver Recreation Center

Roller skating, a long-standing community tradition in Charlottesville, is being offered at Carver Recreation Center on the Jefferson School City Center campus. 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 your own skates or rollerblades.)

Coming soon to the African American Heritage Center

The African American Heritage Center at the Jefferson School City Center will be presenting the work of Lola Flash from June 7 to August 30, 2013 in the Contemporary Gallery. Flash’s photographic imagery confronts pigmentocracy, which is a term that relates a slave’s socio-economic position to their skin color. Flash analyzes the impact of this condition on contemporary society in the exhibition, “[sur]passing.”  Flash will speak at the gallery on June 14 at 5:30 pm.

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