Current Projects

Brookland Park Demo Project

In October of 2017, we received funding from The Community Foundation to demonstrate the effectiveness of our “Inside Out Community Strengthening Model”. We approach all community development from a “strengths” perspective in line with our roots in Asset Based Community Development methodology. Our model focuses on both process and outcomes and results in resident-driven teams that mobilize citizens around neighborhood defined priorities and lead to stronger more resilient communities. Our partner in this demo project is Richmond’s Historic Brookland Park community. Learn more here>>

Brookland Park Young Leaders Program

The Young Leaders Program was created to engage youth ages 13-24 in community strengthening efforts in their neighborhood. Our goal is to help youth develop marketable skills and advance toward their long-term goals as they help make their community a better place to live. Our current partner community is in Historic Brookland Park. Learn More>>>>

Unsung Heroes Project

This project is funded by Culture Works Foundation. The goal of the project is to use storytelling and the performing arts to help build community unity.  Through the project youth are discovering the “unsung heroes” who have shaped their community and retelling those stories in a way that will help shape the future of the community.  During the project we will create an oral storytelling team, a drama team and a music team. These teams will combine their gifts and share the stories of our neighborhood unsung heroes through public performances in the summer of 2018. Learn More>>>>