Leroy Jefferson: Growing a #NeighboringRevolution

Leroy Jefferson: Growing a #NeighboringRevolution

Three years ago, in 2014, I returned to Richmond, Virginia to the home I grew up in as a child.   As I walked and talked the neighborhood, I heard that many seniors felt forgotten and isolated. My wife, Angela, and I soon met Anita. She had resided in the area for 12...
My journey with Embrace Richmond: From resident-leader to Executive Director of Ignite Richmond

My journey with Embrace Richmond: From resident-leader to Executive Director of Ignite Richmond

My name is Kevin Starlings. I have been a resident of Richmond for over 30 years and grew up in the Brookland Park area. As a father, business owner, music educator and community organizer, I am devoted to restoring democracy at the grassroots level and energizing...

2017 Neighbor Power: Year in Review

For those of you who don’t know us, we are an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) organization that trains, coaches and financially supports youth and adult leaders working to bring about positive changes in their neighborhoods. During the upcoming...
Training Opportunity at Woodlake UMC this January!

Training Opportunity at Woodlake UMC this January!

Our Executive Director, Wendy McCaig, will be leading a 6-week Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) training at Woodlake UMC this January! (Registration and dates below). When is this ABCD Training?  (January 11-February 15th) Thursdays from 7-9pm  Do I need to...
Thanks for staying tuned…we’re back with Deasia!

Thanks for staying tuned…we’re back with Deasia!

Deasia Brown (pictured above with Mrs. Bailey) is originally from Historic Brookland Park and joined our Young Leaders program in August of 2017. Her motivation for becoming a Young Leader was personal and professional development – quite forward-thinking at age...
Keeping Up with Tresean

Keeping Up with Tresean

Tresean Gilliam is one of the youngest Young Leaders to ever join the program at age 13. Initially, he presented himself as a very shy and reserved but respectful, mature young man. He readily admitted he needed to increase his self-confidence, improve his social...