Across Virginia, thousands of students live in unstable housing situations, making it difficult to stay in school, graduate and enter college. In part two of our series on homelessness, Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp looks at some of the support systems helping youth who don’t have a place to call home.
Each January, advocates across Virginia conduct the annual homeless census. Part of the population that’s often difficult to count are people who are doubled-up with relatives or living in hotels. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp spent time with one family who experienced this kind of homelessness and brings you their story.
In the last year, Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs have grown substantially. Free and open to anyone with an internet connection, MOOCs provide an opportunity for professional development and personal enrichment.
It’s the New Year and many people are setting goals to accomplish in 2015. For Richmond-area non-profits, their projects may get a little easier with the opening of the city’s Community ToolBank. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.
More than 50 musicians and eight years of work went into The Christmas Project, a new recording from Samson Trinh and the Upper East Side Big Band. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp has more on the collaborative effort to create new holiday classics.
Listen to the broadcast version of this story on 88.9 WCVE on Thursday, December 25th at 8:44 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.