How the Entire Community Can Prepare for a New School Year

Youth in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County head back to school on August 21. As a new school year begins, we encourage all citizens who live in our community – whether you have children in the public school system or not – to think about how you can influence change in the coming school year.

  1. Stay informed. Keep up on local news about policy that impacts youth in your community and neighborhood.
  2. Volunteer. Schools and various nonprofits in the city and county often have long- and short-term volunteer opportunities. From mentoring to tutoring, there are various ways you can impact a young person’s life. Search for volunteer opportunities through the United Way, VolunteerMatch, and by visiting the websites of organizations and schools for which you’d like to volunteer to see if their needs are listed.
  3. Participate in community events. Encourage your family members, colleagues and anyone else who you can, to participate in community events and meet kids and their families.
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Back to School Resources

Piedmont Housing Alliance serves families in the City of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. Below are some resources to help start students, parents and community members on their journey for the new school year.

City of Charlottesville

Albemarle County

Greene County

Fluvanna County

Louisa County

Nelson County