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Current JPC Students

Information for Students:

Current JPC Students, please put these dates in your calendar. To earn recognition on your transcripts as a Jefferson Public Citizen, your group will need to publish its work and present its findings. We have created two venues for you to accomplish this:

UVA Student Travel Restriction: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua:


JPC Projects and Students Highlights

Winners of the 5th Annual JPC Presentations Announced!



“reCOVER: Primary School in Mayira District, Uganda”presented by Roshni Mahtani, Sapna Rao, Marcy Wheeler, Saman Zomorodi. A $500 award will go to Building Tomorrow, Inc. to continue supporting the students’ JPC work.

“Field Testing of the Maildrop in Limpopo, South Africa:” presented by Thy Nguyen, Chloe Rento, Lizzie Wallace, Lark Washington. A $300 award will go to The University of Venda to continue supporting the student’s JPC work.

“Women’s Agribusiness Education to Increase Food Security in Ngongongare, Tanzania” presented by Emily Marshall, Porter Nenon, Cameron Thum . A $200 award will go to the Jifundishe Free Library to continue supporting the student’s JPC work

Student Testimonials

"We have been able to participate in a one of a kind research experience and are excited to pursue many publication opportunities both in the United States and South Africa." JPC Group in South Africa

"A special word of appreciation from us (Venda partners) on the way you conducted yourselves working with other local students and community members. Overall, I thought you were able to seek and listen to local advise, adapt and adjust, with some level of sensitivity. These all are important indicators of good collaborative community work - never perfect, very intricate but worth doing and doing better the next other time!! " Community Partner in South Africa

"This summer has been the best of my life, and I owe it to JPC! Thanks for the help!" Daniel, JPC Group in Honduras

"The JPC program is a vital community outreach, because not only does it empower UVa students, but it also helps empower those without the voice to do it themselves." JPC Group in Nicaragua