Local Congregations Join Forces to Make an "Impact"

By: News Email
By: News Email

April 29, 2013

More than a thousand members of local congregations joined forces inside the John Paul Jones arena to make an "impact."

Every year members of IMPACT, or Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together, focus on finding a solution for one problem.

This year they've been working with the Charlottesville and Albemarle County government along with other local organizations to address homelessness and job training opportunities for young adults.

"We are just really thankful for our community leaders and the...agencies and organizations that have agreed to the solutions we have put forth tonight and we thank them for just coming out and making public commitments to those solutions. So it's been a great night for IMPACT," said Dorothy Jordan, IMPACT Co-President.

IMPACT has also been working with UVa and Martha Jefferson Hospital in an effort to create training to provide jobs to young people. The groups were not at the meeting but have told IMPACT of job opportunities and will be meeting with IMPACT.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205343441 - newsplex.com/a?a=205343441
Gray Television, Inc.