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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Expanding through Strategic Partnerships

We are thrilled to share that we have entered into a partnership with Cornerstone Revitalization Center to provide training to their volunteers as they seek to build on the work they have been doing for the past 12 years in the Shady Hill community. We had 47 individuals join us for the first workshop sponsored…

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Meet Anita and Alex – The Dynamic Duo

As our work in the historic Brookland Park area has expanded, so has our team.  We are thrilled to have Anita L. Johnson serving in the role of Community Connector and Alexandria Smith joining us as our youth development coordinator.  Anita is a proud resident of the North Central neighborhood and Alex lives in the…

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Amazing Community Connections Event Outcomes

On September 6th, we wrapped up our Roving Listeners project with a wonderful celebration.  Our Rovers revealed the five areas that they discovered our neighbors care most about – community connectedness, youth empowerment, crime reduction, beautification and economic revitalization.  The 50 neighbors who attended the celebration then cast their votes for the top 3 areas of…

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Partnership with Cornerstone

Over the past year, an increasing number of congregational leaders have contacted Embrace Richmond requesting training for their congregants in community development best practices.  This fall, we will begin offering a number of workshops and learning communities to help to address this growing need for additional training and engagement tools.  Our training efforts will begin…

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