People are doing great work in our community.
Click on the + sign to find local organizations in each category.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cultivating leadership, stimulating cultural and educational awareness, and contributing service to the college & local community.
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.
Commision on race, memorials, and public space.
+Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Works toward empowerment of sexual assault survivors to make decisions that will help them recover.
Offering shelter to the victims of domestic violence and provides counseling for victims of abuse.
Working to improve educational & developmental outcomes of children & youth in the 10th & Page, Westhaven, & Star Hill neighborhoods.
Assistance to age where we choose and how we choose. Continuum of caring to support an individual's continuum of living.
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.
Protecting the land, air, & water of the central & southern Appalachian region, focusing on reducing coal’s impact and advancing a cleaner energy future.
Bring communities together and encourage the public to learn about and value the environment, with the goal of creating strong, engaged stewardship.
A diverse neighborhood of energy efficient homes and community facilities in a park-like environment within walking distance of downtown Charlottesville.
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.
Protection of Rivanna River & tributaries through involvement, conservation, education, recreation, restoration, monitoring, & reporting.
Using the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast.
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.
A grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Virginia’s national forests through education and advocacy.
Offering assistance to ex-offenders in dealing with the barriers related to criminal history.
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.
Dedicated to fostering feminist community and promoting activism for gender equality at UVA and in the greater Charlottesville community.
To bring women into full participation in American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities in equal partnership with men.
Offers leadership programs, mentoring services, counseling and career support for community members, students, staff and faculty.
+Hate Crime Prevention
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.
Provide a health support system that offers high-quality and compassionate care to the low-income underserved in our community.
Partners with families to create a nurturing home environment and promote the health and well-being of children in our community.
Mama Baby Task Force to address disparities in perinatal mortality facing women of color.
The nation's leading sexual & reproductive health care provider & advocate has been providing trusted health care for nearly 100 years
Provide women with effective counseling, social support & education so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth.
Temporary emergency assistance to families threatened with homelessness, loss of power or fuel, or other temporary financial crises.
Offers Partner Families the opportunity to earn “sweat equity” building their homes and those of their neighbors.
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.
"Resident advisory board (RAB)” for public housing in Charlottesville, made up entirely by and for people living in public housing.
Works to reduce homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services.
To act as an advocate for justice & equal opportunity by providing citywide leadership and guidance in the area of civil and human rights.
Exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities.
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.
Provides safe space, improves experiences, informs the UVa & Cville community about the unique issues undocumented students undergo.
Ensuring diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, developing student leaders, & promoting a welcoming, pluralistic community at UVA.
Support Latino families in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties through education, advocacy and direct services.
Serves as the representative voice of the Hispanic/Latino community inside and outside of UVA.
Dedicated to serving the needs of the Hispanic community and eventually expanding to address the needs of all immigrants in our area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safe, welcoming, & confidential environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer individuals in the community.
A home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.
Provide one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy & English as a second language to adults living or working in Cville & Albemarle.
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
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
Mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information, & referral services for individuals with mental illness.
Connections, education, and advocacy for individuals, family members, and clinicians to promote mental health and support recovery.
Self-help programs, substance abuse outpatient program and community outreach program.
Umbrella organization of ASU, BSA, FIFE, LSA, MELC, NASU, QSU & UFUSED, advocating for inclusion of minorities & diversity at UVA.
Sharing & advancing the teachings of Islam. Serving the Muslim community & community-at-large in Cville/Albemarle & beyond.
A community for Muslim students at the University, open to all interested in sharing community and learning about Islam.
A grassroots response to the threat of nuclear war and to promote alternatives to violence, encouraging education and action for 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.
Military veterans, military family members, & allies dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.
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 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.
The County's Democratic Party group
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.
The City's Democratic Party group
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.
Seeking to build a party & government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites—with policies serving broad public interest, not just private interests.
Central VA's Democratic Socialist Group
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.
A progressive social club
Bringing together concerned citizens from all over the Commonwealth to re-energize forces for fair, non-partisan redistricting.
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.
That everyone could see past the illusion of race.
Local chapter of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
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.
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.
Serving refugees/Immigrants, networking support services, people, & opportunities that will foster self-sufficiency & productive citizenship.
Provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America.
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.
Provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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.