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Mission

Co-creating and sustaining supportive systems for Richmond families so that they and their children are healthy and realize their dreams and potential.

Theory of Change

We believe that providing effective supportive services, investing in individual transformation and building collective power serves thriving families, which yields community change.

Approach

Policy, Community Engagement and Advocacy: We do this by supporting leadership skill development among families and adult residents, developing and implementing advocacy strategies that are informed by residents and, engaging residents and organizations in the translation of programmatic work into policy recommendations. Read more >>

Techquity: The absence of strong digital literacy and STEM skills compounds existing challenges faced by local parents and their children as they are unable to harness the power of 21st Century tools to address their needs. Read more >>

Convening and Action Planning: Ensure strategic alignment across partners at all levels, provide facilitation to help guide the development of work around outcomes, build resident and partner capacity to assess and request relevant services; support residents, providers and policymakers to pursue, support and engage practices that get results. Read more >>

Pipeline to a Livable Wage: Nationally, the nonprofit sector employs about 1 of 11 U.S. workers, it is the third largest employment industry in our nation and generally offers competitive, livable wage salaries. Nonprofit organizations based in Richmond employ a significant number of individuals, though a small percentage of those employees come from or presently live in Richmond or the communities being served by nonprofits. Read more >>