Alicia Inez Bowler Lugo

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Alicia Inez Bowler Lugo (1941-2011) was an African-American teacher and civil rights activist known for helping create TeenSight, a program for teen mothers as part of the FOCUS Women's Resource Center. [1]

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Lugo was born on September 21, 1941 in Charlottesville. She took her middle name from her mother, Inez Bowler. She was a student at Jackson P. Burley High School when it was segregated and received a degree from Hampton University. [1]

Lugo became a teacher and served 11 years on the Charlottesville School Board. She also spent several years running a neighborhood store. [citation needed]

During the 1970s, Lugo was the executive director of the Opportunities Industrialization Council in Charlottesville, which aimed to train low-income individuals for jobs through GED programs and apprenticeships. In 1974, she created "OIC Outreach" to target rural area's surrounding charlottesville, like Madison and Orange counties.[2]

She served on several boards including the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, Habitat for Humanity, Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Region 10 Mental Health Board, Planned Parenthood of the Piedmont, the AIDS/ HIV Services Group, the Quality Community Council and Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. McKenzie: Lugo remembered for her passion, dedication, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 30, 2011, retrieved December 22, 2011.
  2. Web. A remembrance: Alicia Bowler Lugo, Kay Slaughter, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, January 2, 2012, retrieved January 18, 2012. Print. January 5, 2012 , 1101,  page 39.

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