+Activist Support

Wayside Center for Popular Education

A movement resource center which aims to foster social change through training, rejuvenating, and connecting activists and organizers with an emphasis on directly affected communities.

+African American Community

100 Black Men

Mission as advocates for eliminating the achievement gap of African-American males in grades K-12

Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons while eliminating racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Black Student Alliance

UVA affiliate stimulating cultural and educational awareness, representing the social and political concerns of the African-American student body, and establishing a more perfect union between the African-American community, multi-cultural community, and the UVA community.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Mission to honor & preserve the rich heritage and legacy of the African-American community of Cville-Albemarle, and to promote a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, the contributions of African Americans and peoples of the Diaspora locally nationally, and globally.

PVCC Black Student Alliance

Cultivating leadership, stimulating cultural and educational awareness, and contributing service to the college & local community.

Young Black Professionals Network

An aim to expand the connections of ALL members of the African-American community in order to promote social, economic, and educational development and growth within the greater Charlottesville area.


Blue Ribbon Commission

Commision on race, memorials, and public space.

+Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

Works toward empowerment of sexual assault survivors to make decisions that will help them recover.

Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)

Offering shelter to the victims of domestic violence and provides counseling for victims of abuse.


City of Promise

Working to improve educational & developmental outcomes of children & youth in the 10th & Page, Westhaven, & Star Hill neighborhoods.


JABA (Jefferson Area Board of Aging)

Assistance to age where we choose and how we choose. Continuum of caring to support an individual's continuum of living.


350 Central Virginia

A movement to solve climate crisis, tackle big polluters in central VA, and focus on solutions to bring the clean, sustainable energy choices we need.

Appalachian Voices

Protecting the land, air, & water of the central & southern Appalachian region, focusing on reducing coal’s impact and advancing a cleaner energy future.

Charlottesville Earth Week

Bring communities together and encourage the public to learn about and value the environment, with the goal of creating strong, engaged stewardship.

EcoVillage Charlottesville

A diverse neighborhood of energy efficient homes and community facilities in a park-like environment within walking distance of downtown Charlottesville.

Piedmont Environmental Council

Works with our nine-county region to conserve land, create high-quality communities, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air & water quality, build smart transportation, promote sustainable energy, restore wildlife, & improve access to nature.

Rivanna Conservation Alliance

Protection of Rivanna River & tributaries through involvement, conservation, education, recreation, restoration, monitoring, & reporting.

Southern Environmental Law Center

Using the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast.

Transition Charlottesville/Albemarle

Promoting our community’s ability to respond and adapt to challenges posed by an uncertain economic, environmental, and energy future. Inspiring and supporting individuals, organizations, and communities working toward sustainable local systems of food, goods, energy, communication, and culture.

Wild Virginia

A grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Virginia’s national forests through education and advocacy.

+Ex-Offenders/Crime Reduction

Offender Aid and Restoration

Offering assistance to ex-offenders in dealing with the barriers related to criminal history.

GRACE (Gang Reduction through Active Community Engagement)

Local non-profits, school board members, city council members, and law enforcement officials with a goal to solve the underlying problems that give rise to gang activity in the Charlottesville/ Albemarle area.

+Gender Equality

Feminism is for Everyone (FIFE)

Dedicated to fostering feminist community and promoting activism for gender equality at UVA and in the greater Charlottesville community.

National Organization for Women-Charlottesville

To bring women into full participation in American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities in equal partnership with men.

The University of Virgnia Women's Center

Offers leadership programs, mentoring services, counseling and career support for community members, students, staff and faculty.

+Hate Crime Prevention

Eliminate the Hate

It's time to stop the name calling, the hurt, the bullying. It's time to Eliminate the hate. Each person can make a difference.


Charlottesville Free Clinic

Provide a health support system that offers high-quality and compassionate care to the low-income underserved in our community.

Jefferson Area Children's Health Improvement (Jefferson Area CHIP)

Partners with families to create a nurturing home environment and promote the health and well-being of children in our community.

Mother Health International

Mama Baby Task Force to address disparities in perinatal mortality facing women of color.

Planned Parenthood Charlottesville

The nation's leading sexual & reproductive health care provider & advocate has been providing trusted health care for nearly 100 years

The Women's Initiative

Provide women with effective counseling, social support & education so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth.


Alliance for Interfaith Ministries

Temporary emergency assistance to families threatened with homelessness, loss of power or fuel, or other temporary financial crises.

Habitat for Humanity Charlottesville

Offers Partner Families the opportunity to earn “sweat equity” building their homes and those of their neighbors.

The Haven

Works to end homelessness by operating a day shelter for the homeless in Charlottesville & administering housing-focused programming.


Grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless.

Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR)

"Resident advisory board (RAB)” for public housing in Charlottesville, made up entirely by and for people living in public housing.

Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless

Works to reduce homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services.

+Human Rights

Human Rights Commission

To act as an advocate for justice & equal opportunity by providing citywide leadership and guidance in the area of civil and human rights.


Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities.

Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville

While the gardens are the most visible part of UACC’s work, when people who would not otherwise meet work side by side in the garden, they begin a conversation that helps break down the social barriers that separate them.

+Immigrant Community

DREAMers on Grounds

Provides safe space, improves experiences, informs the UVa & Cville community about the unique issues undocumented students undergo.

+Jewish Community

Jewish Leadership Council

Ensuring diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, developing student leaders, & promoting a welcoming, pluralistic community at UVA.

+Latino Community

Creciendo Juntos

Support Latino families in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties through education, advocacy and direct services.

Latino Student Alliance

Serves as the representative voice of the Hispanic/Latino community inside and outside of UVA.

Sin Barreras

Dedicated to serving the needs of the Hispanic community and eventually expanding to address the needs of all immigrants in our area.

VOCOLAO - Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations

Serve as a working alliance among organizations in Virginia that serve or support the interest of the Latino communities in order to empower the community and secure equal treatment, equal opportunity and equal representation for Latinos/Hispanics in Virginia.

Legal Aid Justice Center

Providing legal representation for low-income individuals, seeking equal justice for all by solving clients’ legal problems, strengthening the voices of low-income communities, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty.

+LGBTQ Communities

Cville Pride

Creating a vibrant, visible, and unified presence in Charlottesville and its surrounding community that promotes equality and integrates group and individuals through events, outreach, resource-sharing, networking, and communications initiatives.

PVCC Gender Equality Club

Promoting gender equality by educating the community about gender inequality & providing a forum to discuss gender related issues.


Fostering a sense community and awareness of the lives and issues faced by people with diverse sexualities and gender indentities.

Queer Student Union

Safe, welcoming, & confidential environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer individuals in the community.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)

A home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.


Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Provide one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy & English as a second language to adults living or working in Cville & Albemarle.

Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education

Serving adults in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna,Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties, providing quality services and convenient access to adult education, including GED Preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages—ESOL instruction

+Living Wage Advocacy

Living Wage Campaign

Advocating for workers rights at UVA, drawing attention to issues of inequality, poverty & the fact that worker’s rights are civil rights.

+Mental Health Support

On Our Own

Mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information, & referral services for individuals with mental illness.

Partner for Mental Health

Connections, education, and advocacy for individuals, family members, and clinicians to promote mental health and support recovery.

Region Ten

Self-help programs, substance abuse outpatient program and community outreach program.

+Minority Rights

Minority Rights Coalition

Umbrella organization of ASU, BSA, FIFE, LSA, MELC, NASU, QSU & UFUSED, advocating for inclusion of minorities & diversity at UVA.

+Muslim Community

Islamic Society of Central Virginia

Sharing & advancing the teachings of Islam. Serving the Muslim community & community-at-large in Cville/Albemarle & beyond.

Muslim Student Association

A community for Muslim students at the University, open to all interested in sharing community and learning about Islam.


Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ)

A grassroots response to the threat of nuclear war and to promote alternatives to violence, encouraging education and action for peace.

Clergy and Laity United for Justice & Peace

An interfaith group who believe that the voice of the religious right on crucial issues of justice, peace, and the common good has gone effectively unanswered, therefore seeking to help build a more faithful community of conscience and to stimulate action in the arena of public policy.

Veterans for Peace Charlottesville

Military veterans, military family members, & allies dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

Westminster Presbyterian Peace, Justice, and Inclusion Committee

A connection to work in ending gun violence, violence against women, the movement for Black Lives, immigration, refugees, & LGBTQ equality.

+Political Action/Social Justice

Activate Virginia

Activate Virginia was established to support Democratic candidates in the 2017 VA elections. They are committed to educating, organizing, & mobilizing the Commonwealth citizenry, while simultaneously helping candidates secure the resources necessary to win.

Albemarle County Democratic Party

The County's Democratic Party group

Casa Alma

An intentional, multi-racial, inter-faith community; practices include hospitality, reconciliation, work for justice & peace, simple living, and care for the earth.


Our vision for a Better Charlottesville is one that works collaboratively and proactively to effect change on three particular fronts: Economic Opportunity and Quality of Life; Social and Racial Equity; and Open Accountable Government.

Charlottesville Democratic Party

The City's Democratic Party group

Charlottesville Gatherers

Planning a local indoor event to coincide with the Women's March on Washington Sat., Jan. 21, to support women's health, inclusion, and human rights.

Charlottesville/Albemarle Progressive Democrats of America

Seeking to build a party & government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites—with policies serving broad public interest, not just private interests.

Democratic Socialists of America Charlottesville

Central VA's Democratic Socialist Group

HEARTful Action

To fight and resist. Or not.


IMPACT’s mission is to empower the faith community of greater Charlottesville to create significant social change through unified direct action.

Keg Party VA

A progressive social club

One Virginia 2021

Bringing together concerned citizens from all over the Commonwealth to re-energize forces for fair, non-partisan redistricting.

Virginia Organizing

Dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect quality of life. By building relationships with individuals & groups throughout VA, Virginia Organizing strives to get people to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.

+Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter

That everyone could see past the illusion of race.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Local chapter of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.

Sustained Dialogue

Founded in response to several incidents of racial intolerance on grounds, creating an outlet to discuss race related tensions within the UVA student body. An avenue for students of different backgrounds to connect with each other and engage in productive conversations.

University Community Action for Racial Equality (UCARE)

Listen, learn, effectively communicate, and raise understanding of this legacy within UVA as well as impacted communities. Be a catalyst to generate commitment and actions that promote racial justice, equity, and reconciliation.

+Refugee Community

International Neighbors

Serving refugees/Immigrants, networking support services, people, & opportunities that will foster self-sufficiency & productive citizenship.

International Rescue Committee

Provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America.

+Volunteer Services

Madison House

UVA center to coordinate volunteers, develop leaders, build community partnerships and promote lifelong volunteer service. Organizes service programs to address the needs of the community as well as the educational and personal growth objectives of students.

+Youth Support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge

Provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central VA

Enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.


Opening doors to bright futures for kids so every child is learning ready, relationship ready, life ready & has a future rich with possibilities.