What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Members of JABA's Mary Williams Community Center are walking to raise funds to support the community center's programming. Members of JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center are walking to raise funds to support the community center’s programming.

Mary Williams Community Center Walking Fundraiser in February

This February, the JABA Mary Williams Community Center is hosting a “walk-a-thon” fundraiser at the Jefferson School City Center. Community members, businesses, and organizations can sponsor a senior member’s efforts to reach his or her walking goal for the month. Funds raised will support the activities and services provided by the Center.

Members will commit to taking an intentional gentle walk for exercise each day they attend the Center during February. Members will also seek donation pledges from family and friends. The suggested donation is $1.00 for every five minutes walked. Flat donations are also accepted.

Community and business organizations are encouraged to “sponsor a week” of the fundraiser by contributing the suggested $1.00 for every five minutes walked per member during the week. Community members can sponsor a day using the same format.

“The Center is scheduled to be open 16 days during the month of February,” said Kelly Carpenter Mary Williams Community Center Manager. “and we hope to have over 1,000 minutes walked!” Carpenter and the rest of the staff are particularly excited about this fundraiser as it serves the dual purpose of raising needed funds and encouraging a daily exercise routine for members. Questions can be directed to Carpenter at kcarpenter@jabacares.org or 434-987-8433.

Pancakes = Internships Tomorrow at Vinegar Hill Cafe

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (AAHC) will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Vinegar Hill Cafe tomorrow (Feb 8) from 8:00am-1:00pm. The cost of the breakfast is $8.00 and includes pancakes, bacon, topping, and beverage.  A portion of the proceeds from the breakfast will go to support internships. The AAHC offers internships to promising rising High School juniors, seniors, undergraduates, graduate students or career changers who are considering careers in the arts, history, education, nonprofit management and promotions and marketing. Through administrative and project-based activities, interns have the opportunity to research, conceptualize and implement programs and initiative that advance the Heritage Center’s mission. The AAHC is currently taking application for Summer/Fall 2014 internships. Deadline to submit an application is April 21, 2014.  Email admin@jeffersonschoolheritagecenter.org to receive an application.

Family and Friends CPR with Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Center

Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Center is hosting Family and Friends CPR workshops on Saturday, February 15 for those interested in learning CPR but do not need it for their job. Participants will learn CPR for adults, children, and infants; AED use in adults; and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants.

The workshops will be held at the Starr Hill Center from 10:00am-11:00am, 2:00pm-3:00pm, or 6:00-7:00pm. Participants must be 12-years-old or older, and registration is required and limited to ten participants per session.

For more information, and/or to register, call Martha Jefferson Health Connection at 434-654-7009 or 1-888-652-6663.

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