A network for the Latino Community in Charlottesville, Virginia

Community Announcements

2015 VALHEN Scholarship Program

What: Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) scholarship for Virginia high school graduates of Latino/Hispanic heritage going to a degree-granting college or university in Virginia.

Deadline: July 20, 2015

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-valhen-scholarship-applications-tickets-16962405010

Entrepreneurship Workshop Program with CIC

What: The entry point to the Community Investment Collaborative's entrepreneurship program is a 17 week training program. Designed for new and existing entrepreneurs, this hands-on course enables entrepreneurs to assess and address the technical needs of their businesses.

When and Where: The next Charlottesville workshop will begin on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015. The next Fluvanna and Louisa Workshop in Zion's Crossroads will begin on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

Deadline: Apply by July 3, 2015.

Contact: http://www.cicville.org/training/application-for-training

Mental Health First Aid Trainings

What: Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youth, offered by Region Ten Community Services Board

When: Monthly 

Where: Region Ten Community Services Board, 500 Old Lynchburg Rd. Conference Center Room 500A, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact: Jane Lewis, 434-970-1282 or MHFA@regionten.org

Citizenship Application Services

What: Low cost legal immigration services - accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals

Contact: Call the IRC at 979-7772 for an appointment

Citizenship Classes

What: Citizenship classes 

When: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, July 7 - August 20

Where: Albemarle County Adult Education, 907 Henry Avenue

Contact: To register call 296-3872, x 6

Refugee/parole program for minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

What: The U.S. Department of State has announced a special refugee/parole program for minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with parents who are lawfully present in the United States. Access to this program must be initiated by the Qualifying Parent through an existing refugee resettlement agency such as the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville (IRC). There is no charge for this service.

Contact: Nada Aladhami, Immigration Specialist at the IRC. She can be reached at Nada.Aladhami@rescue.org or at 434-979-7772 ext. 110.