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January 17, 2018
Participants will learn construction, maintenance skills in new partnership If all goes according to plan, 20 units of affordable housing in Charlottesville that are currently uninhabitable due to disrepair will be brought back to life in a collaboration between two local nonprofits, the area’s community college and the city ...
November 19, 2017
As housing prices in Charlottesville continue to rise, some in the community are calling on local officials to take steps to create more affordable living choices for households with lower incomes. “We need to do something affirmatively and intentionally to correct the market, which is not providing $700 apartments for ...
November 17, 2017
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has partnered with local media outlets to create ParadigmShifters, a series of interviews with leaders— particularly new leaders— who are working to make our community stronger. Rachel Lee, Director of Client Solutions at Tech Dynamism, recently led the development ...
July 10, 2016
The Charlottesville Works Initiative, an effort to connect people and their families with living-wage jobs and job training, has gotten a boost since it moved from the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce to become a part of Piedmont Virginia Community College. The effort, headed by Ridge Schuyler, has worked to ...
September 23, 2015
Nearly one in five families in Albemarle and Charlottesville do not make enough money to be considered self-sufficient, but city officials and Chamber of Commerce representatives spent Wednesday morning explaining their efforts to address the issue. The city’s economic development department is working with the Chamber on the Charlottesville ...
September 21, 2015
WATERSHED “ORANGE DOT PROJECT REPORT” UPDATED – 5,661 ALBEMARLE & CHARLOTTESVILLE FAMILIES (18%) LACK SELF-SUFFCIENCY – PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY NOTES INITIAL PROGRESS; MORE WORK AHEAD TO “REALIZE THE DREAM” (Charlottesville, Virginia – September 21) The Greater Charlottesville Area Development Corporation affiliate of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, today released a 2015 ...
November 29, 2014
For Ridge Schuyler, the quest to eliminate poverty in the city of Charlottesville begins with a question. “How do we find the people who are being left out and engage them in a process that leads them to a meaningful job?” Schuyler asked. Schuyler is the director of the Charlottesville ...
July 06, 2012
The Charlottesville City Council took up an important question at a work session on Thursday — what can local government do to encourage more employment to lift more people out of poverty? “It requires a community to foster the infrastructure needed for job creation,” said Ridge Schuyler, the co-author of a ...