Come join the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and numerous other partners to commemorate and rally for a Voting Rights Act (VRA) for today! Let’s call for Congress to restore the VRA and strengthen our democracy! Continue reading A CALL TO ACTION: Restore the Voting Rights Act!
(to Further Smart Beginnings Regional Childcare and Preschool Programs)
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) has awarded a three-year, $180,000 grant to United Way of Southwest Virginia for work to improve the health of young children throughout Southwest Virginia. With this grant, Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia and Smart Beginnings New River Valley will assist regional childcare and preschool programs to offer the Al’s Pals curriculum. Continue reading United Way of Southwest Virginia receives Grant
West End Center for Youth will also participate in the Summer Food Service Program, June 8-July 31 to ensure that all of the students are provided a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack during the summer free of charge. Continue reading West End Center to participate in Summer Food Service Program
by S. Rotan Hale
A sizable crowd packed the corridors of Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) Friday, May 22 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly established Virginia Intercollegiate Anatomy Lab, (VIAL).
The new $2.5-million facility is the result of 8 months of planning and is a collaborative effort with JCHS, Radford University’s Dept. of Physical Therapy and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine with additional support from Carilion Clinic. Continue reading Jefferson College of Health Sciences cuts ribbon to new collaborative lab
Show features Morris Day and the Time and Cameo
Life Ring Foundation along with sponsors: Bright Services, Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., and Magic City Ford announce a performance by legendary R&B artists Morris Day and the Time and Cameo on August 2 in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park Amphitheater.
The Life Ring Foundation is proud to present the Big Lick Summer Concert Series for 2015 as an opportunity to help raise awareness and funding for the meaningful work that the organization does throughout the Valley to contribute to the growing local music scene. Continue reading Elmwood Park to host Big Lick Concert Series
On May 22, during a senior cookout at William Fleming High School, Jamyra Ball and Imari Hamm received Jean Nicholas Watson Scholarship Awards from the Roanoke Chapter of Omnia Bona Club, Inc. Mrs. Valerie Kelso, president and several members of the organization, presented the awards. Continue reading Fleming honor students receive scholarship awards