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Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or explore local, national, or global issues ...

Help Cville Neighbors in Need have a Great Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 370-E Greenbrier Drive (Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry)

Looking for a simple way to give back this Thanksgiving? Start your Thanksgiving Break by helping your Charlottesville neighbors in need. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for our last food distribution before Thanksgiving. Many families in the community depend on food from food pantries to help them get have a good holiday meal. What better way to show THANKS than to GIVE? Contact Nancy at


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The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership was founded in 1993 to bring together diverse individuals with a passion for politics and public service. All have a wide variety of viewpoints and backgrounds but want to work together for the common good. Their non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia.