A network for the Latino Community in Charlottesville, Virginia

News and Events

Lunch Break Teach-in: A Refugee's Journey

You're invited to join the IRC in Charlottesville for a brown-bag teach-in at the Central Library. Christine Mahoney, Professor at the University of Virginia's Batten School and author of Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced will discuss the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Topics will include where these refugees come from, what displacement looks like, the many components involved in resettlement, and finally, hopes for the process of starting over in America.  

Clases de ESL y GED

¡Las clases del ESL y GED comenzarán pronto!

Cuando: Lunes, 18 de Setiembre, 2017

Donde: En las escuelas de Charlottesville y del condado de Albemarle.

¡Regístrese ahora! Vaya al TJACE ubicado en el edificio del IX. Para más información visite www.adultslearn.org

ESL and GED classes

ESL and GED classes will begin soon!

When: Monday, September. 18th

Where: Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Register now at TJACE in the IX Building. For more information, visit www.adultslearn.org

Child Advocate for an Unaccompanied Immigrant Child Needed!

Bring hope to their journey of a thousand miles and become a child advocate for an unaccompanied immigrant child.

To become a Child Advocate, you must: be at least 21 years old; speak fluent Spanish or French; submit to a background check and health screening; participate in both days of training, and be approved by the Young Center.

How We Serve: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights trains volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration deportation proceedings.

Free DACA Renewal Clinics

The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and Sin Barreras, are offering free DACA renewal clinics in Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you are a current DACA recipient whose status and work authorization expire no later than March 5, 2018, you have until October 5, 2017 to apply for renewal. If your DACA and work authorization expires after March 5, 2018 or if you miss the October 5, 2017 filing deadline, the government will not renew your DACA status.

C-Ville Sabroso Festival

WTJU and the IX Art Park proudly welcome the Cville Sabroso Latin Music & Culture Festival for the third of nine free concerts!
Bring the whole family to this celebration of our Latin American communities. A whole day of colorful events from the traditional to the contemporary. Authentic food, music and dance from many different Latin American countries, kids activities and more.
Kids tent Activities: Arts and craft projects, face painting, and other fun activities.

When: September 16, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Statement from Creciendo Juntos

The past month has been terrifying—the rally in August and today's DACA announcement are symptomatic of a broad and hostile climate for immigrants. As we continue to process this hostility, I want to reaffirm the values Creciendo Juntos stands for and the role CJ will continue to play in our community.

Feria Regional Universitaria y Noche de Planificación para la Universidad

La escuela secundaria de Albemarle presenta la Feria Regional Universitaria patrocinado por el Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) y el College Planning Night.

Cuando: Domingo, Setiembre 17

Hora: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Donde: La Escuela Secundaria de Albemarle.

LVCA Clase de Ciudadanía Otoño 2017

¿Es usted un residente permanente con planes de comenzar su solicitud para obtener la ciudadanía Americana en los siguientes dos años? Esta clase te ayudará a prepararte para el questionario cívico , la lectura, escritura, parte del examen oral, y la entrevista con el oficial del USCIS.

Cuando: Todos los Miércoles del Setiembre 20 al Diciembre 6 

Hora: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Donde: Jefferson School City Center

LVCA Citizenship Class Fall 2017

Are you a Green Card holder planning to apply for U.S. citizenship sometime in the next 2 years? This class will help you prepare for the civics questions, the reading, writing, and speaking parts of the exam, and the interview with the USCIS officer.

When: Every Wednesdays September 20 - December 6

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Jefferson School City Center

             233 4th Street, NW,

            Charlottesville, VA