This spring, the Junior League of Charlottesville awarded three community grants totaling $9,600 to organizations in the Charlottesville community.
Community Investment Collaborative has been awarded $2,000 to allow five women who have completed the Entrepreneur Workshop to participate in the CIC’s Financial Management Program. The program provides one-on-one mentorship to develop new habits and skills to grow these women’s businesses. New skills include financial record keeping, business accounting, Quickbooks training, cash flow tracking, and tax planning.
PACEM (Emergency Shelter for the Homeless) has been awarded $3,000 to establish a Sister’s Circle program. This is a weekly program that will provide psychosocial support, and opportunities for enrichment and healing for women who are currently sheltered or have exited from the shelter. The program includes speakers, community service projects, and other activities such as art and journaling.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program has been awarded $4,600 to establish a Charlottesville chapter of Girls Who Code. The local chapter will meet weekly and support 50 high school aged girls to participate in weekly 2 hour STEM and coding sessions. Additionally, a speaker series will include Charlottesville area women who work in technology. These sessions will be broadcast to other young women across the country who are part of the Guided Pathway Support Program within this organization.
JLC is very pleased to support three projects that align closely to our focus: empowering women through mentorship.