TNCC Student LeShania Blue Receives Car from Virginia Caribbean American Cultural Association


TNCC Student LeShania Blue Receives Car from Virginia Caribbean American Cultural Association The Virginia Caribbean American Cultural Association Inc. (VCACA) is a community based, traditional, performing cultural art, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Our organization is making a difference in the Greater Hampton Roads area by bringing world-class Caribbean artistry, building our neighborhoods' appreciation for the arts and creating a legacy for our communities. Simply put, we are building a "bridge between cultures."

VCACA believes that we have a responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good in our communities. All too often we see others looking away and doing nothing has become all too easy in our society. We want to change the mindset and make it commonplace to reach out to others. We feel so strongly about this, that it's been a continued practice since our inception to offer a variety of outreach programs that serve low-income community residents in the Hampton Roads area. Supporting our communities gives our members a pleasant feeling of connectedness and the satisfaction of at least trying to make the world a better place.

Recently, a member of our organization brought to our attention an individual in our community who is experiencing some challenging times and is in dire need of reliable transportation. This individual is a single parent of three children, one of which has a disability. To make matters worse, she has difficulty getting to and from work, and school - where she is obtaining an undergraduate degree at Thomas Nelson Community College, getting her children to school and to the babysitter each day. As a result, our members decided that we should assist her in getting reliable vehicle.

Le’Shania Blue started out as a work-study at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in 2005 and in 2007, she gained employment (part-time, P-14) with the Career Services and Cooperative Education Department at TNCC as a e-Recruiting Specialist. Le’Shania will be receiving her Associate’s Degree in Political Science on May 13, 2008.

On 8 May 2008 at 5:00pm at the Peninsula Workforce Center on 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VCACA will hand over keys of a Dodge Neon to Ms. Le’Shania Blue. We extend an invitation to her coworkers and others to witness the presentation of the keys and to capture the emotional moment. It is often during the holiday season, more than at any other time; our hearts go out to others. But there are always those who are less fortunate than we are and will appreciate our help all year round.

VCACA challenges businesses and others in the community to frequently give whatever you can to charities in your local communities, so that they may continue to make a difference in the lives of those that are in less fortunate. You may be surprised at the benefits you reap!