100 Black Men of Central Virginia is a membership organization of African American men living in Central Virginia dedicated to improving challenges facing their community.
African American Teaching Fellows provides Charlottesville and Albemarle County with diverse mentorship, experience cross-cultural collaboration and prepare students to become tomorrow’s global leaders. https://www.aatf.org/
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society seeks to study, preserve and promote the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
The Charlottesville Clergy Collective is a group of clergy and interested laypersons who gather regularly to discuss and address the challenge of race relations in Central Virginia.
The Charlottesville-area Immigrant Resource and Advocacy Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations formed to support and protect immigrant neighbors, particularly those facing discrimination, detention and deportation.
The Charlottesville Pride Community Network aims to create a vibrant, visible and inclusive LGBTQ community presence in Central Virginia that promotes equality through events, education, outreach and advocacy.
Cville Education Equity is a parnership among Madison House, Youth-Nex and UVA’s Equity Center to offer resources for teachers and families, such as an anti-racist curriculum, virtual education help for families and food resources for those experiencing food insecurity.
Creciendo Juntos is a network of organizations and people working to support and strengthen the Charlottesville regional community through the integration and development of its Latino/Hispanic members.
The India Association of Charlottesville provides a wide variety of cultural and social activities for the Indo-American and mainstream American communities in Central Virginia.
The International Refugee Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
The Islamic Society of Central Virginia aims to share and advance the teachings of Islam and to serve the Muslim community and community at large in Central Virginia.
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is a cultural arts and history center whose mission is to honor and preserve the rich heritage and legacy of the African American community of Charlottesville-Albemarle and to promote a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, the contributions of African Americans and peoples of the diaspora locally, nationally and globally.
The NAACP Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
PFLAG Blue Ridge is an organization for parents, families, friends and allies united with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender loved ones to support education and advocacy.
The Women’s Initiative aims to provide effective counseling services, social support and education to empower women to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for renewed well-being and personal growth.
Living in Charlottesville
Located just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., and featuring a metropolitan population of more than 240,000, Charlottesville has attracted national accolades for its ideal marriage of urban amenities and a gorgeous natural setting. In 2017, Charlottesville ranked as the No. 3 happiest city in America, according to National Geographic.
Visit the Law School’s guide to Living in Charlottesville.