This fall, the Junior League of Charlottesville awarded two community grants totaling $6,000 to organizations in the Charlottesville community.
Reclaimed Hope Initiative has been awarded $2,000 for their Racial Advocacy and Mentorship Program. The program will offer a same race mentor to girls who have been adopted or are being fostered by a parent of a different race and provide educational training for the parents to help them better understand systemic racism, trauma, and how to best advocate for their child.
Sin Barerras has been awarded $4,000 for their LADYS Mentoring Initiative. LADYS stands for Leadership, Advancement, and Development of our Young Sisters and will provide mentoring for young Latin women ages 14-18. The project will fund virtual field trips, apprenticeships, and $200 college scholarships for up to 16 young women.
JLC is very pleased to support these projects that align closely to our focus: Empowering Women Through Mentorship.