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To fulfill our mission, we rely upon a community of individuals and organizations, all working together in a spirit of common purpose.

In our first decade, City of Promise was an incubator for creating an equitable community.  We have identified gaps in access to services, and we pay fees and facilitate enrollments for partner activities.  Most importantly, we collaborate with partners to avoid duplication, to troubleshoot, and to be catalysts for city-wide change.

Our team works inside schools and collaborates with teachers and administrators.

The city of Charlottesville provides our headquarters at 708 Page Street. We also collaborate with the Alliance for Black Male Achievement.

ReadyKids hosts a playgroup at our Pathway Center, and trauma counseling for teens.

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Dreambuilders classes are hosted at the Brooks Family YMCA, and we pay for discounted memberships

We collaborate with Parks & Rec to offer pool passes and camp enrollments.

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Madison House volunteers support numerous program activities.


Wildrock hosts play activities throughout the year.

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UVA Arts Mentors offer students exposure to the fine arts through trips and relationships. 

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The garden adjacent to 708 Page Street is managed by Cultivate Charlottesville whose staff hosts activities for children and families.

Lighthouse Studio has spearheaded the creation of documentary films in which City of Promise youth participated.

One of our Dreambuilder graduates caters meals for the program using the kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church.


 Dreambuilders and other adults are referred to Network2work for job placement services.

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In collaboration with the Emergency Food Network, City of Promise distributes food vouchers and groceries on a monthly basis.

Public Housing Association of Residents determines how best to engage children and parents at local housing sites.

We offer space at 708 Page Street for women to receive counseling.

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Fry's Spring Beach Club offers free camp memberships to City of Promise children during the summer. 

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As a member of the Financial Resiliency Task Force, City of Promise refers families to quality preschool programs and the Envision Campaign.

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We partner with Uhuru Foundation to offer programs for men and boys.

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We partner with the Westhaven Nursing Clinic for events that benefit the community. We also serve as its fiscal agent.

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We partner with Wartime Fitness in developing coordinated fitness and mentoring programs.

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Our team collaborates with the Equity Center's Starr Hill Pathways Program through sharing of personnel, information, and activities.

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We provide use of facilities to CUPE and collaborate on parent engagement initiatives.

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Our friends at Dairy Market offer the use of the Brick Cellar for Dreambuilders Graduation.

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