Great Neighbors in Hillside

All summer our team has explored what is means to be a great neighbor. One team member, Lindsay Gullatte, shared with her husband Tony, what she learned about neighboring. The results were amazing! Lindsay and Tony formed the Hillside Soldiers football team and the Hillside Superstars cheer squad  as a way of caring for their neighbors….

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Dante

My name is Dante Ericka Johnson, and I am a College Sophomore at Spelman College. I am studying Political Science with the hopes of becoming a Lawyer. I love children, shopping, reading and volunteering in general. My hopes for this summer are to be a part of something that is bettering my community. I want…

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Roger

This summer, Roger is excited about meeting new community members and introducing them to Embrace Richmond.  Roger is a member of this community, so he is hoping to develop stronger relationships with his neighbors. He is also looking forward to engaging in the community activities for the youth. Roger’s dream for the Brookland park neighborhood…

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Rudy

Rudy was born in the east end of Richmond (Church Hill). He started doing drugs at the age of 13, (marijuana), and it continued until he turned 46 years old. During this time he lived in abandoned houses, was constantly arrested, and lost his self-respect along with the respect of the people who meant the…

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Darron

Although Darron was born in Newark, NJ, he was raised in Norfolk, VA. Recently, he moved to Richmond, where he connected with Embrace Richmond. One fun fact about Darron is that he is a Christmas baby; he was born on December 25. Darron proudly states that he comes from a great family. He loves to…

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Victor

I was born in Vietnam during the war.  While my family lived there we experienced a period of poverty and hunger.  After numerous attempts, we finally escaped Vietnam and came to the Atlanta in 1983. I attended Presbyterian College in South Carolina and graduated with a degree in Biology.  After college, I worked as a…

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Lindsay

Lindsay was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. She came to Richmond, Virginia in Sept of 2008. She was married in December 2010 she has 5 wonderful children, 4 girls and 1 boy. Before working with Embrace Richmond, she coached cheerleading for 7 years and mentored youth groups. While she teaches dance and…

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