Our Mission

To strengthen communities from the inside out.

Our Strategy

We train and coach neighborhood and congregational leaders in asset-based community development (ABCD).

Our Core Belief

Great neighbors make neighborhoods great.

About Embrace

Embrace Richmond's mission is to strengthen communities from the inside out.

By training and coaching neighborhood and congregational leaders in asset-based community development (ABCD), we’re growing great neighbors throughout Metro Richmond.

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Feedback from Our Latest Cohort

Feedback from Our Latest Cohort

I was at breakfast with my mentor, explaining what asset-based community development is. I put it in the simplest terms I knew how: growing and nurturing assets within a community to help it become self-sufficient and self-reliant; focusing on systemic problems rather...
Meet Essie

Meet Essie

In case you weren’t aware, “Kansas City” is actually two places. Rather, if someone talks about Kansas City, they could be referring to one of two places: the one in Missouri or the one in Kansas. What’s even more confusing is the cities are right next to each other,...
Dream Catcher Grants

Dream Catcher Grants

Last year, Embrace Richmond piloted a community listening project that engaged local youth in the community development process. These local youth conducted 50 surveys of their neighbors and documented the gifts, talents and dreams of the neighbors they met. At the...

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