Stepping Stones: A Report on Community Well-Being of Children & Families in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Area

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones was created by the Charlottesville Department of Human Services to chart the health of children and their families in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The report includes data on 38 indicators chosen to measure child and family well-being. Topics addressed include community characteristics; conduct in community, discipline in schools; education; family characteristics; finance; housing; and infant and youth health. View the January 2019 report »

Stepping Stones is intended to provide accurate data and stimulate community dialogue and action regarding regional trends in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community.

5th Annual Albemarle County Coat Drive: There’s Still Time to Contribute!

5th Annual Albemarle County Coat Drive

Albemarle County’s last four coat drives have resulted in more than 2,200 coats, jackets, and assorted winter clothing items going to community members in need. This year’s drive opened in November and will continue accepting donations through the end of February. As of last week, we were only 57 coats short of 2,500 donations in five years! Continue reading

“Virginia Loves Teachers” License Plate – Support the Effort by Jan. 31

Virginia Loves Teachers

Driving through Virginia, one can see over 200 different personalized license designs, recognizing everything from sports teams to special interests. Delegate John McGuire, who represents the 56th House District, which includes Louisa and parts of Goochland, Henrico and Spotsylvania counties, has partnered with Louisa County Public Schools to recognize teachers statewide.

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Are You Registered for Community Emergency Alerts?

CodeREDThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. By registering, residents may receive alerts about critical situations, such as weather warnings and emergency events, and necessary actions. Subscribers can select the type of alerts they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »

A Note From Jeff Richardson, County Executive & Matt Haas, Superintendent

Albemarle County - Albemarle County Public SchoolsOn Friday of last week, members of the Albemarle County Local Government Leadership Team and the Albemarle County Schools Superintendents’ Cabinet had the opportunity to meet and talk about our shared values and objectives and how we can work more closely together to build upon our community’s quality of life excellence.

At the top of our lists when we were discussing mutual strengths are the highly talented and dedicated employees who do such an outstanding job in serving the residents of our county on a daily basis. Continue reading

Important Message About School Operations for Aug. 10-12

Clare KeiserDear Colleagues:

This weekend marks the anniversary of the illegal and traumatic events that brought so much pain and damage to our community one year ago. Although it is unclear what may happen, you should know there is no higher priority at all times in our school division than safeguarding the safety and security of every student and every member of our staff.

For the past several months, our division has been closely working with local government, law enforcement, public safety and regional partners on several preparatory measures to ensure that everyone is safe this weekend.

This Friday, all non-essential school staff will have the option of leaving their offices at 1 p.m. and concluding their workday from home. Continue reading

Employee & Community Resources for August Events

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During the summer of 2017, the events in Charlottesville impacted our community and all of us living and working in the surrounding area. It is important to recognize that the anniversary of these events may be a challenging time due to traumatic memories and lingering stress. There are resources available for community members and County employees to help us through these and other difficult events. Continue reading

An Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson

Albemarle County LogoAn Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson Addressing the Upcoming Weekend of August 10-12

Dear Members of the Albemarle County Community,

We are less than a month away from the somber anniversaries of the violence that took place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County last August.

While the region anticipates individuals gathering in and around Charlottesville, as well as several community groups to hold events throughout the weekend of August 10-12, the safety and well-being of our community is paramount. Continue reading