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Impact Awards in Abingdon

Impact Awards in Abingdon

United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSV) celebrated the companies and individuals whose contributions to the organization in 2016 had a direct impact on the lives of working families in Southwest Virginia on March 16, at the 2017 Impact Awards in Abingdon. UWSV acknowledged volunteers, individuals, employee groups and corporations who lent their outstan ...

Students Explore Global Culture

Students Explore Global Culture

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps members partnered with the staff of English Language Learners (ELL) to host the 10th annual Multi-Cultural Festival on March 9, 2017, at Oakland Elementary School.  Approximately 250 people attended the event at which the ELL students presented a play in English and in Spanish and performed dances from Ireland and Mexi ...

Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities Grants

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017, and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Li ...

County Health Rankings Are Out!

County Health Rankings Are Out!

The new 2017 County Health Rankings are now available! You’ll find updated data for your county, along with new resources and tools such as the 2017 Key Findings Report which points to rising rates of premature death, notably among our younger generations. New data and features displayed for your county’s snapshot: A new measure on Disconnected ...

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 ...

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