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    Resources: Bridges to Progress

    Below are resource links with additional information, research, assistance, etc. 

    Beacon of Hope - (434) 515-5082

    The purpose of Beacon of Hope is to instill in ALL Lynchburg City Public School students the aspiration to pursue AND to provide them with the tools and resources to attain a post-secondary education.

    Bridges of Central Virginia - (434) 515-2509​

    BOCV is a Bridges Out of Poverty organization. Its goal is to be catalyst to break the cycle of poverty through the collective work of community partners resulting in sustainable progress for everyone.

    Central Virginia Community College - Workforce Solutions - (434) 832-7607

    The resource of choice for comprehensive employment and workforce education throughout the Lynchburg region.

    EmpowerLynchburg.com - (434) 455-3986

    Empower Lynchburg is a simple, easy to use web platform that connects citizens with opportunities to take action toward the City’s goal of reducing poverty. Using this website, citizens can complete action tasks. Every task is recorded and measured, leading back to a goal for reducing poverty in Lynchburg.

    Goodwill Industries of the Valleys - (434) 200-9920

    Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment. 

    Old Dominion Job Corps - (434) 929-4081

    Job Corps is the largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16–24.


    Lynchburg City Schools – Career Tech Program - (434) 515-5000

    Lynchburg City Schools offers a wide array of career-tech courses beginning in middle school.

    Lynchburg Community Action Group Employment Training(434) 455-1601

    Employment Training program offers training in job search skills, resume writing, certified nursing assistant training, medical technician training, and basic computer skills.

    TechHire – Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (434) 455-4490

    TechHire provides a path to expand training opportunities that prepare under-skilled workers for careers in Lynchburg’s middle and high skill jobs. 

    Virginia Career Works (434) 363-5563

    The Workforce Development Center is co-located with the Virginia Employment Commission and offers a free assortment of career planning services.

    Social Services   Juvenile Services  (434) 455-5850

    Lynchburg's division of Social Services administers Virginia's state-supervised, locally-administered public social services including federal, state and local public assistance and social work services programs.

    Juvenile Services serves at-risk youth and families who are before a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court by providing a continuum of assistance that include prevention, early intervention, residential services, home- based services, and secure detention.  

    Call 211

    2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.