We are so excited to be able to take part in this celebration on Wednesday April 18 at Feast! launching the Charlottesville Institute. Dave Norris, former Mayor of Charlottesville and currently on Charlottesville City Council, established this non-profit in January of this year. The mission of the Charlottesville Institute is to “…harness[ing] the tremendous intellectual resources of the University of Virginia for the betterment of the Charlottesville community.”
This “coming-out” event is free and open to all who can make it. There will be tasty snacks and wine as well as some accoustic entertainment by Clarence Green, talented singer/songwriter from the Downbeat Project.
“By fostering innovation and inviting collaboration by UVa students and faculty in the arena of civic engagement and public policy, The Charlottesville Institute will strengthen our community’s ability to address a wide variety of critical issues – from generational poverty to struggling schools to environmental challenges and beyond.”