Maybe they’re not the biggest names in their fields. They’re not the wealthiest—some of them are still paying off student loans (or accruing them). But these 15 Charlottesville locals are young, they’re hungry, and if you don’t know them yet, you will soon.
Undocumented residents across the country are flocking to legal offices to discuss and apply for Deferred Action status, a recently approved administrative program that temporarily protects young immigrants from deportation.
In 2009, Charlottesville’s infant mortality rate was 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live births—more than 25 percent above the Virginia state average. Focus on the city’s African-American population and the rate jumps to 17.5.