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May 08, 2017
Sarad Davenport, the first executive director of Charlottesville’s City of Promise initiative, will leave the community for a new job next week. Davenport will become associate director for culture and connections at Communities in Schools, a national organization based in Arlington that coordinates with community partners to bring resources ...
April 14, 2017
Charlottesville is not alone among small cities with an African-American community in danger of falling behind economically, and the Tom Tom Founders Festival Hometown Summit put a spotlight Friday on solutions being tried in Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. “My hope is that we’ll be able to learn and ...
April 12, 2017
At the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Future Forum on Wednesday, local leaders in business, government and community design spoke about their accomplishments in Charlottesville and their aspirations for the years ahead. “[Charlottesville is] not just about Jefferson, and we are not just about history,” said Tom Tom Founders Festival ...
April 11, 2017
A panel of education experts on Tuesday discussed some of the challenges that educators and policymakers must face to improve early childhood education in America. The “Innovations in Education” discussion at the Paramount Theater was part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s “Future of Ideas” series. The event was ...
January 20, 2016
More than 300 students in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture will focus on Preston Avenue this week, more than 50 years after its current form was created by Charlottesville’s urban renewal. Preston Avenue is the subject of the school’s fifth annual Vortex, a weeklong planning ...
October 09, 2015
As the United States’ demographics diversify, so too do the nation’s youth. How best to engage with these young people was the subject of a conference this week hosted by Youth-Nex, a University of Virginia center promoting effective youth development. This year’s conference — the fifth annual — was titled ...
June 20, 2015
When he began work at age 9 as a dishwasher at the Virginian restaurant on the Corner, Melvin Walker said Saturday he never imagined he would be standing at a podium at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel more than five decades later, receiving an award in recognition of his entrepreneurial and ...
April 15, 2015
Three Charlottesville nonprofit organizations now have a total of $30,000 in new funding that will help them execute their missions. The Local Energy Alliance Program, the Community Investment Collaborative and Charlottesville Ballet each were awarded $10,000 Tuesday during the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s first Nonprofit Pitch Night ...
November 28, 2014
It’s 10 a.m. and four City of Promise staff members already are at work on a day that won’t start for another five to six hours, when students are released from school. Huddled around a conference table, Sarad Davenport and his City of Promise team — who work ...
November 09, 2014
Charlottesville’s redevelopment plan for the 330 acres around the Ix warehouse complex, Friendship Court and several public-housing sites took an artistic turn at a recent community meeting. The conversation starter? A group of animal sculptures strategically placed in 1945 in the courtyard of Valencia Gardens, a San Francisco public-housing ...