Another Great Neighbor in Brookland Park!

Another Great Neighbor in Brookland Park!

I’d like to introduce you to my “Great Neighbor” – Charles W. Bland, Jr.  I first met Charles when I joined several residents in an effort to clean up our community. The group was RVA Clean Sweep.  Charles walked up wearing his official orange...
Welcome to our new Board Members!

Welcome to our new Board Members!

Remember our Comprehensive List of Programs for 2018? We are aiming high for the new year. Fortunately, in addition to the spectacular residents in our partner communities and neighborhoods, we also have an exceptional Board. Their combined talents and smarts are a...
2017 Neighbor Power Campaign – We did it!

2017 Neighbor Power Campaign – We did it!

We are pleased and grateful to announce the outcome of our 2017 Neighbor Power Campaign. We asked for your support starting on #GivingTuesday and you rallied with us all the way into the new year. To help us achieve this goal, our faithful friends from Financial...
Remembering and Honoring Ethel T. Overby

Remembering and Honoring Ethel T. Overby

In our search for the “unsung heroes” of the Brookland Park community, we stumbled upon the autobiography of Mrs. Ethel T. Overby.  Below are excerpts about her life that demonstrate just how extraordinary she was and why we have chosen to begin our story with her...
Ethel T. Overby and the Counter Resistance

Ethel T. Overby and the Counter Resistance

“Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” – Earl Warren, May 17, 1954. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibited segregation in public education, Brown v. Board of Education. As we shared in Part 1, “Ethel Overby and Citizenship,” in our...