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Bus Brings Tech Skills to Youth

Bus Brings Tech Skills to Youth

When STOP, Inc.'s Vice President Michelle Bryant attended the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in 2014, the birth of a great idea was born. At the conference, a representative with Google told Michelle about a special initiative the company was implementing to address the lack of representation of African-American males in the field of comp ...

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation's (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down ...

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors and county leaders from across the nation will honor and celebrate National Service on April 4th for the fifth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. As the nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges, this event highlights their ...

Recognize the Power for Good!

Recognize the Power for Good!

Do you know someone who powers good in Richmond? Nominate someone or several someone’s (in 20 words or less—easy!) by March 31st! Here are a few ideas of who you could nominate: Nonprofit Executive Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, program heads, and employees: tell us who is showing up! Churches: whose name is always on the sign-up lists? Par ...

Welcome Tashiara Scott!

Richmond's Tashiara Scott is the latest appointment by Governor McAuliffe to the Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. Tashiara is a visual communications designer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (BGCMR) where she creates collateral to support donor, parent and youth communication; manages BGCMR's digital presence; and refines and ...

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Virginia Department of Social Services home office staff joined together to volunteer for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) at two locations on Friday, March 3rd. More than 20 staff members served at the RPS Teacher Supply Store  and the the McKinney Vento Center which serves homeless public school students and families. One team sorted school supplies and ...

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

Kim Mansaray, acting CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service, celebrated AmeriCorps Week by serving as "member for the day" on March 9th at two Virginia program sites. Kim's first stop was at Huguenot High School in Richmond where she spent time with Virginia College Advising Corps members and students. She enjoyed the afternoon at J ...

Red Cross Month

Red Cross Month

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on the community's support to make a difference across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” Check out the stori ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

Teach It Forward! Challenge

Teach It Forward! Challenge

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University started the Teach It Forward! Challenge (TIF!)  in the spring of 2016 as a way to meet an ongoing need for consistent tutors in the Danville community. The CCECC saw an opportunity to meet this need because Averett students identified tutoring as one of the m ...

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