Our grantees have been busy this fall! Their hard work and efforts have drawn attention from UVA and Charlottesville news outlets. Check out the articles below:
Peer Financial Counseling was established to offer students free, one-on-one advice from a trained peer counselor on everything about money, including student loans, personal credit, budgeting. Read more about the program, a 2018 grant recipient, in this UVA Today article.
COVID-19 Pandemic Education and Support: Children’s Book Collection received a flash grant in 2021 to build a catalog of children’s books addressing loss, trauma, and anxiety due to the pandemic. Learn more about their work in this UVA Today feature.
The Holsinger Studio Portrait Project exhibit launched in September and is on display in the Main Gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library until June 2023. The project has been featured in multiple publications since its release: The Daily Progress, UVA Library, NBC29, UVA Today, C-ville Weekly, and Cavalier Daily. Community engagement opportunities and events are being planned.
High-school students explored public policy and leadership through the Policy Leadership Advocacy by Youth (PLAY) Program’s week-long summer workshop. Read more about the student’s and their experiences in this Batten School article.