Brookland Park Boulevard Update

The Embrace Richmond sign is up on our new location at 113 W. Brookland Park Boulevard and our wonderful team of neighborhood volunteers is hard at work painting and making repairs to the facility.  To the 85 donors that supported our “30 Days of Embrace Campaign,” we want to say “thank you” for your generous support.  We raised $10,130 which will cover the rent, utilities, furnishings and repairs for the next year. While we have not moved our offices into the new space yet, several of our group have begun meeting in the new building.  One of the first teams to use the space is our Brookland Park Prayer Team which gathers every Thursday at 12:30 to pray for our neighbors, area businesses, and the growing health of the Brookland Park corridor. In the past few months on Brookland Park we’ve seen many changes.  One of the most heartbreaking realities that we have witnessed is the number of businesses that have opened and closed in a short period of time.   This is a very difficult place to do business but the long-term health and vitality of the entire north side is impacted by the health of this commercial corridor.   We are working with the area merchants association to discern how we can support local businesses and the overall vision the merchants have for this commercial district. You can join this prayer team in three ways: 1.  Join us on Brookland Park at 12:30 any Thursday. 2.  Sign up to receive the weekly prayer requests via email by contacting jimmy@embracerichmond.org. 3.  Visit our Facebook page every Friday for a list of this...

The Southside Superstars Have a Dream

While celebrating Martin Luther King Day with our friends from Hillside and Brandermill Church, the Superstars dance team shared their dreams with us.  Here’s just a few of them: Kyerra: To Heal Others Erykah: To stop Violence Aja: For people to be less judgmental Ladeja: to be respectful of others Kanye: to help the homeless Shanaya: for all to finish school and graduate Join us in praying for these future dream...

Hillside MLK Celebration

Monday we joined our friends from Hillside court and Brandermill Church to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day together. We shared fantastic food put together by the Hillside Cooking Team, watched the Southside Superstars cheer, and listened to a dramatic reading of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech. It was a fantastic to join together and celebrate the great stuff going on in Hillside and the life of Dr....

Embrace at Hope Thrift

  On January 26 we’ll be Hope Thrift’s ministry of the day. 100% of proceeds on that day will go to support Embrace. We’ll be there from9:00 AM-5:00 PM helping shoppers and sharing about Embrace’s mission. Hope Thrift is a ministry of Hope Church located at 11260 Patterson Ave. We’re so excited to partner with this fantastic church. Come visit us at Hope Thrift and help support...