Carver Recreation Center

Carver Recreation Center features over 33,000 sq. ft. of recreational space including: a gymnasium; fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment; drop-in fitness classes with offerings such as spinning and zumba; plus a free hi-tech teen center. Carver is also home to a variety of special events like roller skating, dances, concerts, and even birthday parties. We offer a wide variety of educational programs in the areas of arts & crafts, gymnastics, and dance for both youth and adults. More >

Common Ground Healing Arts

Common Ground is a nonprofit wellness center committed to engaging the whole community in healthy living. Our practitioners teach and inspire you to take charge of your health through proven practices such as yoga, acupuncture, herbalism, meditation, massage therapy, and mindfulness-based counseling–offered on a sliding scale basis to be accessible to all. More >

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

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Jefferson Area Board for Aging

The Mary Williams Community Center is a place to learn, play and age successfully for all generations, with a special emphasis on independent adults 60 and over. The center is a hub of activity offering programs including tai chi, yoga, meditation, arthritis relief exercise, art classes, memory works, intergenerational activities with children, devotional groups, music, presentations by community resources and, of course, socializing and fun. The center is open four days a week and provides a lunch time meal to all members. More > Vinegar Hill Cafe >

Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center

Programs offered by The Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center focus on improving the health of children, teens and families in the City of Charlottesville. Overweight and obesity are particular problems in our community that are risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma, and certains types of cancer. In an effort to create a healthier community the Center's Nurse Practitioner designs individual, step by step plans while the Hospital's Community Outreach Office, also located at the Starr Hill Center engages the community. Services are free of charge. More >

Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle uses over 200 volunteer tutors each year to help adults improve the reading, writing, math, and English speaking skills of approximately 275 adults. Through our one-to-one tutoring sessions and small group lessons, we help our city's residents improve their standard of living by making them eligible for job-training programs and continuing education. Approximately 9000 residents in our community need our services, and the population of adults with a limited English proficiency is growing. Gaining the ability to read, write, and speak English enables our students to become self-sufficient, productive citizens in our community. More >

Piedmont Family YMCA

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Piedmont Virginia Community College

Since January 2013 when the Jefferson School City Center opened to the public, hundreds of PVCC students have taken general education credit classes, such as English, history, math, psychology, information technology, business, religion and sociology, which are offered in PVCC's Jefferson School Center on the first floor of the building. PVCC's space consists of four state-of-the-art classrooms, offices, a 2,500-square-foot commercial-grade teaching kitchen and a 700-square-foot culinary classroom. Opening of the PVCC Jefferson School Center enabled the College to fulfill a goal of launching a new Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts, starting with the fall 2013 semester. Forty students are currently enrolled in this program of study that prepares them for careers in the foodservice industry. More than 100 students have enrolled in an array of PVCC noncredit cooking classes also offered at this Center. These are taught by chefs and hospitality experts from the Charlottesville area. More >

The Women's Initiative

The Women's Initiative provides women with effective counseling, social support and education so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth. We reach out to the Jefferson School City Center's surrounding communities and create a welcoming environment where women can engage in a range of activities devoted to health and wellness. More >
Vinegar Hill Cafe

PVCC culinary classroom

Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center explorers

Piedmont Family YMCA