Our Mission

To strengthen communities from the inside out.

Our Strategy

We train and coach neighborhood and congregational leaders in asset-based community development (ABCD).

Our Core Belief

Great neighbors make neighborhoods great.

About Embrace

Embrace Richmond's mission is to strengthen communities from the inside out.

By training and coaching neighborhood and congregational leaders in asset-based community development (ABCD), we’re growing great neighbors throughout Metro Richmond.

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Students Strengthening Communities – Post #4 Neighborhood Spotlight Series

Students Strengthening Communities – Post #4 Neighborhood Spotlight Series

  “Is my school a community? Because my school needs more help than my neighborhood.” While engaging in the Dream Catcher listening project this summer, talking about the issues facing a community, one young person posed the very poignant question of “Is my school a community?” The question came as a surprise and it was clear that the answer is an obvious YES, of course a school is a community, and a community with strengths and assets and a culture, like any geographically defined community. The question was a call to extend the ABCD model to schools; and so Students for RPS (Richmond Public Schools) was born and the desire to have student voices heard through advocacy was made clear. When advocating for stronger schools, the student voice is important, but not always heard and students don’t know how to organize in a way that ensures they are invited to the table on these issues that so greatly impact them.  Across the country there are a number of organizations like Students Leading Students, who are are seeking to assist students in advocating for policy change at the local school level.  Here in Richmond, The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is one of the organizations seeking to impact school culture.  VCIC holds intensive retreats for High School students to develop an action plan that will be implemented by the students.  However, our research revealed very few opportunities for High School students to engage in a way that impacts their entire school system. Students for RPS grew out of the desire of a group of students who wanted to advocate for...
Mission Shift Training: OC3

Mission Shift Training: OC3

Come join Embrace Richmond for a special series of Mission Shift Training hosted by OC3!   An OC3 Special Event: Mission Shift Training   When: Monday, March 14 Time: 7-9 PM Details: The address for this training session is: Carter G. Woodson Middle School, 1000 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell, VA RSVP today via e-mail:...
Mission Shift Training: Belmont UMC

Mission Shift Training: Belmont UMC

Come join Embrace Richmond for a special series of Mission Shift Training hosted by the Belmont United Methodist Church!   Mission Shift: Overview When: Sunday, February 21 Time: 1-3 PM *Lunch will be served from 12:15-1:00 PM, suggested donation of $8* Mission Shift: Session 1 When: Thursday, February 25 Time: 6-8 PM *Dinner will be served from 5:15-5:50 PM, suggested donation of $8* Mission Shift: Session 2 When: Thursday, March 3 Time: 6-8 PM *Dinner will be served from 5:15-5:50 PM, suggested donation of $8* Mission Shift: Session 3 When: Thursday, March 17 Time: 6-8 PM *Dinner will be served from 5:15-5:50 PM, suggested donation of $8* Persons wishing to participate in the Mission Shift training to be held at Belmont UMC should email their intent to: belmontumcrichmond@gmail.com no later than February 18th for planning...
Mission Shift Training: Union Presbyterian Seminary

Mission Shift Training: Union Presbyterian Seminary

Come join Embrace Richmond for a special series of Mission Shift Training hosted by the Union Presbyterian Seminary! This training is open to Union students, alumni and friends of the seminary. Mission Shift: Overview When: Monday, February 22 Time: 6-8 PM Mission Shift: “Needs” to “Assets” When: Monday, February 29 Time: 6-8 PM Mission Shift: “Working Our Plan” to “Joining God’s Work” When: Monday, March 7 Time: 6-8 PM Details: The sessions will be held in Lake Chapel, Early Center and dinner will be served 5:45-6:00 PM each night. The price of dinner is $5 for non-students.   Click here to register...

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