Staff contact: Laura Lawver or 757-428-7727
Care by Community is an after-school program for homeless and "at-risk" students from our neighboring schools. On Mondays and Wednesdays, students who participate in the program come to VBUMC to receive help with homework, school projects, reading, and any other academic needs. They then have some recreation time to play games and just have fun! The students are then fed a hot meal and then taken home. The program was created to help not only the students but to allow their parents to work later into the evenings. This is a great way to reach out and make a positive and lasting impact on our community! The CBC program has proven to help improve students' grades, behavior, and over all self-esteem! It also helps families help themselves and pull themselves out of homelessness.
Donations of snacks should be clearly marked "CBC After School Program" and left in the church office. Financial donations may be placed in an envelope and in the CBC After School Program mailbox in the church office.
This outreach after-school program for children runs from mid-October through May on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-5:30PM.
To check out our video with the City of Virginia Beach, Partners in Education, click here.
Be a part of the CBC family and help where you can, by volunteering, baking, cooking, serving, or buying presents.
Volunteers are needed to work with children one-on-one with homework, reading, school projects and playing games. Volunteers may work one day a month or more. The schedule can be flexible. Two volunteers per day are desperately needed. The program operates from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday from mid November until mid April. Scheduled volunteers are needed, but walk-ins are also welcome. Training is provided. Click here to volunteer (please provide your name and Email address).