Please Support the Embrace ABCD Training Institute

The Embrace ABCD Training Institute equips congregations to use asset-based community development (ABCD) practices in community ministry and mission. We do this by offering extensive training and coaching services to congregations in order to expand their impact in neighborhoods across Metro Richmond. This fall Embrace launched our Shift Training series in partnership with Cornerstone Revitalization Center as they successfully began…

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Help Young People Become Neighborhood Change Agents!

This past year Embrace Richmond focused on mobilizing neighborhood youth as the leaders in the development effort. Embrace partnered with local resident leaders to successfully pilot two youth leadership projects: the Young Leaders Project and the Roving Listeners Project. These neighborhood youth engaged over 100 residents in community building activities and were instrumental in launching…

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Please Support our Great Neighbor Program

Over the past ten years, Embrace Richmond has helped launch more than 40 neighborhood initiated and led projects – from food co-ops to sports teams to support groups.  This coming year we hope to continue to offer micro grants, coaching, group facilitation and training to an additional five neighborhood leaders and their neighborhood projects through…

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Office Administrator – Open Position

EMBRACE RICHMOND: serves a growing number of communities around the city by training and coaching leaders from within communities, congregations, and faith-based organizations in Asset Based Community Development principles and practices. Communities get stronger when residents begin doing what they can with what they have and doing it together. Churches and faith-based organizations bring essential…

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Embraced by Wings expands it’s reach into the northside

  Embrace Richmond is proud to support “Embraced by Wings” ministry as they expand into the north side. Here is a brief write up about this ministry: Established in 2008, Embrace By Wings is a well-rounded program designed to uphold the gifts, talents, and abilities of the youth through praise dance glorifying god, art such…

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Bumps in the Road

Our new Youth Development Coordinator, Alexandria Smith,  shared this praise report during last week’s prayer meeting: Bumps in the Road Recently I experienced a real life reflection of the saying “a bump in the road”. Traveling home from the CCDA conference, things were going smooth as butter until the vehicle in front of me swiftly…

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Sentralized Conference

Wendy will be speaking at the Sentralized Conference on September 26th in Dallas, TX. We are thankful and excited to have an opportunity to share ABCD principles that Embrace Richmond has been applying from a Christian perspective for more than a decade.  Please pray for travel mercies and for this wonderful missional conference.

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CCDA National Conference

    Wendy will be speaking at the Christian Community Development Association National Conference on September 25, 2014. We are thankful and excited to have an opportunity to share ABCD principles that we have been applying through the work of Embrace Richmond for the past decade.

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Roving Listener Project Outcomes

With our pilot of the Roving Listener Project now concluded, we are happy to announce that it was a wonderful success and that we will be making this project a recurring opportunity for youth in the Historic Brookland Park area.  If you know of a young person between the ages of 13 and 16 who…

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CBFVA General Assembly

    Wendy McCaig, founder and Executive Director of Embrace Richmond,  will be leading a workshop titled “Doing Ministry “With” the Neighbors:  Joining God in the Neighborhood”, during Cooperative Baptist Fellowships annual Virginia gathering on Friday October 19th at First Baptist Church at 3:00pm.    This is a great opportunity to learn more about how…

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