Category: Get Involved – Volunteer

  • KNITTING TOGETHER is so happy to be supporting “Bundle Up with Books”

    What a great idea – So glad we could help! For more information about our knitting circle and how you might help Knitting Together spread the warmth in Charlottesville, visit knittingtogethercville.net. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The same teachers who organize Books on Bikes in the summer are helping children “Bundle Up with Books” during winter break. On Tuesday, December […]

  • Nancy Lambert – 2014 Loving With Looms Winner

    Congratulations, Nancy! We could not do this without you. Our 2014 Loving with Looms Winner is … Nancy Lambert inspired her friends and family with her selfless giving through the group Knitting Together in Charlottesville. They united to nominate her for this humble award.  Read what they wrote and join us in congratulating this wonderful lady […]

  • Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    I was very interested in the NPR article quoted below because it answers a question I have long pondered: Why aren’t there  more female programmers? During my 10 years as an IT professional, I never played computer games for very long. Why? Because there were so many things that I could learn about and build, so playing games […]

  • JABA – Volunteer Needs for November

    Current Volunteer Needs: We’re gearing up for Soup for Seniors, our annual food collection drive to benefit low income older adults in our community. Join our event’s team to help contact collection sites, drop off and pick up collection boxes. Commitment is periodic now through January. We need more friendly visitors. Bring cheer to a […]

  • More about the Jackson-Via Computer Club

    The Jackson-Via Computer Club meets in the Scratch Lab in the Jackson-Via Library after school on Monday afternoons.  Club Sponsor:  Bonnie Yoder, Jackson-Via SPED Teacher    ~ with help from Nancy Lambert & Ruth Kastenmayer Our thanks to JV Librarian Jennifer Dixon for giving us such a comfortable home in the Library, and to JV ITRT James Daly for his patience, enthusiasm, and […]

  • Scratch is AWESOME! Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    Scratch is AWESOME!  Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    We had  such a fun and enthusiastic first meeting of our after-school JV Computer Club yesterday! In this meeting we began by reviewing the Scratch community guidelines, and then our eleven members chose their Scratch names: jvtoucan, jvkingrex, jvcool-j, jvpackers, jvsoccer, jvlighteningstrike, jvbre, jvstar, jvbaseball, jvmonkey, and jvkittie. We explored the Scratch interface. We learned how to put […]