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...

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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 Clean Sweep...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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