Representatives from a Charlottesville-based business hub are asking for your help to map out a two-month cross country trip. C'ville Central is going on the road to visit different groups that help people become self-sufficient.
The group won't embark on their journey until July, but needs help in terms of information and funds. Organizers hope they can bring back some of America’s best business practices to Charlottesville.
C'ville Central CEO Toan Nguyen has already begun to map out locations to visit across the nation. The stops include a Cleveland laundry facility that helps employ the homeless and a Los Angeles based-organization that helps former gang members get jobs.
The inspiration came from a trip to a community kitchen in Washington, D.C. last summer.
“If we can do a national tour, just how much more information, inspiration that we can bring back and we can really bring the community together to solve the unemployment problem,” said Nguyen.
C'ville Central is looking to raise $40,000 for the road trip. Half will be raised through private donations and corporate sponsorships. They will also begin a Kickstarter campaign in February.
The Virginia Film Office has donated $5,000 for C’ville Central to make a documentary of the trip. Videographers, photographers, and a blogger will be part of the traveling team.
Nguyen says they need help gathering contacts, couches, and cash for the road trip. You can also contribute by emailing Toan@CvilleCentral.com.
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