2018 Priorities – From the Director Wendy McCaig

Before I share where we are going in 2018, I want to give you a brief history of Embrace Richmond’s ABCD organizing efforts to date. 2005 – 2009   Embrace Richmond worked with formerly homeless individuals to start a number of initiatives that were developed and led...
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...
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...

2017 Neighbor Power Campaign!

Support a community in metro Richmond today! GIVE My name is Leroy Jefferson and I am the Executive Director of the Historic Brookland Park Collective. Three years ago, in 2014, I returned to Richmond, Virginia to the home I grew up in as a child.   As I walked and...