Marketing and Communications Openings

Embrace Richmond seeks to strengthen communities by training, coaching, and connecting neighborhood and congregational leaders who desire to be agents of change in neighborhoods across metro Richmond. We believe that the neighborhood residents themselves are the primary building blocks for a healthy neighborhood. We believe faith communities can play an important role in strengthening neighborhoods…

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From the Director: 4 Outcomes of ABCD

  Recently a friend asked me why  asset-based community development matters. I often have a difficult time stating succinctly what the outcome of our development approach is. I don’t think my friend intended to use the “5 why technique” on me but essentially that is what he did. Here is how the conversation unfolded. My Friend:   Why…

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Mission Immersion Success!

This past week, we had the pleasure of “immersing” five students from Baptist Theological Seminary into urban ministry opportunities across Richmond. Here are a few highlights from our amazing week together with our partners: Hillside Court Partnership, Richmond Hill, Cornerstone Revitalization Center, Chesterfield Department of Social Services, Brandermill Church, Real Talk Youth Ministry, CARITAS, and…

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Upcoming Training Opportunities – Winter / Spring 2015

We are excited to announce that we have these Shift Training events currently scheduled for 2015.  All events are sponsored by local congregations or denominational partners but are open to individuals from all faith traditions who would like to participate.   Brandermill Church :  Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:15pm throughout February and March (except Ash Wednesday).  For…

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Peace and Justice Circle

In the spring of 2012, Embrace Richmond began listening to the hopes and dreams of the residents of the historic Brookland Park community. As in all of our community building efforts, we knew that prayer would be the most important thing we could do together. It has been nearly 3 years and we are still…

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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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