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City of Promise Finds New Home

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville group that's guiding children from cradle to college is becoming a neighbor to the families it serves.

City of Promise runs academic coaching programs and after-school tutoring across town for children in the Westhaven, Tenth and Page, and Starr Hill neighborhoods.  Right now, City of Promise works out of offices near downtown Charlottesville. It plans to remodel and move into a home on Page Street in late January.

City of Promise director Sarad Davenport stated, “We hope that proximity will increase outcomes. Outcomes will change academically, socially for our young people we're working with because we're so close. Being far away can sometimes introduce some challenges, so, us being in the community really makes us accessible.”

About 300 children live in the communities served by City of Promise. Grants, foundations, and donors fund its programs. Click here for more information or click here to donate to City of Promise.

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