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!

Students from St. Anne's-Belfield interview members of the Mary Williams Community Center for an oral history project. Photo courtesy of NBC29.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

JABA Members Share Stories with Local Students Ten eighth-grade students from Saint Anne’s-Belfield (STAB) interviewed seniors at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s Mary Williams Community Center last week, according to NBC 29. The students are studying the civil rights era in their history class and partnered with the Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) to put […]

Brian Campbell, Graelyn Brashear, and Courteney Stuart appeared as "The C-Villains" at Literacy Volunteers' seventh annual Wordplay event. Photo by Ray East.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Literacy Volunteers’ Wordplay Delights and Challenges for the Seventh Year On Wednesday night, nearly 400 team members, scorekeepers, and audience members filled the Paramount Theater for a night of trivia in support of Literacy Volunteers’ mission to provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults learning English or working to improve their basic literacy. For the seventh […]

Bruce Penner shares his knowledge of music along with a drumming demonstration for JABA members at the Mary Williams Center.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Drums & “Swingin’ Senegal” Lecture at Mary Williams Community Center Last Friday, JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center was filled with tapping feet and smiles as members enjoyed an afternoon with Bruce Penner, a local musician, who shared his knowledge of music along with a drumming demonstration for JABA members. Penner shared his knowledge of the […]

Attendees at PVCC's Culinary Arts information sessions will tour the facilities and meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff and other students.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Culinary Arts Info Sessions at Jefferson School City Center Piedmont Virginia Community College is hosting information sessions about its Culinary Arts associate degree program. The free sessions will be held at the PVCC Jefferson School Center location, 233 Fourth St. NW, in downtown Charlottesville on the following dates: Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. in room […]

Common Ground's Integrative Wellness Program begins in January, 2014. Photo by Robinson Imagery.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Common Ground Healing Arts Launches Integrative Wellness Program Common Ground has started recruiting participants for its Integrative Wellness Program, which will provide three months of coordinated care for 20 individuals. The program will support individuals struggling with anxiety/depression through integrative wellness services using mindfulness-based counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. The goal of the […]

Bianca Johnson and Devyn Wildy of the YMCA Intergenerational Learning Center celebrate with the children

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Halloween Extravaganza Offered Frights and Delights at the YMCA Intergenerational Learning Center Halloween spirits arrived the YMCA Intergenerational Learning Center, with costumed creatures gathering for family fun at the First Annual Halloween Extravaganza on October 31st. Approximately 60 guests attended the evening event at the Jefferson School City Center, which featured activities for a wide […]

The Jefferson School receives award from Preservation Virginia on October 21.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Jefferson School City Center Receives Statewide Award For Exceptional Restoration Projects at Preservation Virginia Conference The restoration of Charlottesville’s historic Jefferson School received one of two statewide community preservation awards from Preservation Virginia, the state’s premier historic preservation organization, at their annual conference in Roanoke, VA on October 21, 2013. Martin Burks, President of the […]

Members of JABA's Mary Williams Community Center enjoy company and lunch on the river

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

JABA Members Enjoy Chilly But Lively Lunch Cruise on the Rappahannock River Eighteen JABA members, their guests, and staff, enjoyed a “City of Fredericksburg” Lunch Cruise on Wednesday, October 9. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation’s Recreation Specialist April Baber provided JABA’s group with transportation and assistance throughout the day. The two-hour trip down the Rappahannock River […]

Sister Sophy Mathew, originally from India, was honored for completing the Literacy Volunteers ESL program.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Literacy Volunteers Students Celebrate Success at Achievement Ceremony On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, a crowd of over 50 Literacy Volunteers students, their families, tutors, and staff gathered in Vinegar Hill Café at the Jefferson School City Center  to celebrate the achievements of 34 Literacy Volunteers students. Executive Director, Ellen Osborne, kicked off the celebration, followed […]