charlottesville organizations host back to school event
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Charlottesville organizations host back-to-school event on Sunday

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The Charlottesville Alliance for Black Male Achievement and several other local organizations will partner Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, to host a back-to-school bash.

All are welcome for free haircuts, braids and raffle prizes at the Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville from 2 to 7 p.m.

The event is also hosted by the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, House of Cuts Barber Studio, The Uhuru Foundation, Peace in the Streets and the Boys and Girls Club Central Virginia.

Prolyfyck Running Creww will give out free shoes to high school students. De-La-Roll will provide free skate lessons for anyone interested.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.