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Mary and Frances Youth Center receives four capacity-building grants from the United States Tennis Association

The grants will support tennis and college discovery programs at the center through fall 2022.

East End health and wellness center welcomes five community ambassadors

The ambassador program convenes East End residents with diverse backgrounds, lived experiences and perspectives to serve as liaisons between the VCU Health Hub at 25th and the greater East End community.

VCU Health Hub at 25th awards health equity community microgrants to 12 Richmond East End organizations

The Health Equity Community Microgrants Initiative was developed to provide capacity-building funding for grassroots, community-based organizations located in the East End to create new and/or enhance existing programming to address community-identified needs and social determinants of health impacting residents of the East End.

The Toolbox receives a multi-year funding commitment from Virginia Credit Union to expand youth development training opportunities

Richmond youth development professionals celebrate the end of the year Youth Program Quality Intervention at Virginia Credit Union in June 2018. Funds will be used to provide two series of youth development training workshops. The Toolbox at MFYC: A Youth Development Training Community, developed by the VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC), is a […]

Student interns get hands-on experience at the VCU Health Hub at 25th

Gabrielle Levy and Victoria Chege engage with Richmond’s East End residents and bring fresh perspectives to the hub. The VCU Health Hub at 25th has welcomed student interns since the facility opened in 2019. One of the hub’s goals is to be an experiential learning hub for undergraduate and graduate students, providing them with real-world […]

Service-learning student touts connections made in “best class ever”

VCU News round-up features Anna Mitchell and her experience at Live Art A ground-breaking program offered by local arts non-profit, the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past several years, LIVE ART has invited VCU students to work as interns for the program through […]

Taking Science Out of the Classroom

Dr. Marcia Winter and the VCU-CMoR Partnership  If there’s one thing Dr. Marcia Winter knows, it’s that there is a lot we can learn from children. Winter, assistant professor of developmental psychology, is passionate about studying child development and “taking the science out of the classroom” so that families can apply it to their own […]

Service-learning on steroids! CreateAthon returns to in-person collaboration

(CreateAthon students present a proposal to the leadership of Slyderz Baseball, a local youth-development nonprofit) The somewhat generic-sounding course title “Nonprofit Project Development” hides the true nature of one of VCU’s more popular service-learning courses. More commonly known as CreateAthon@VCU, this Mass Communication class culminates in a 24-hour frenzy of unbridled creativity and focused service. […]

VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center’s Lobs & Lessons program inducted into the Richmond Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Lobs & Lessons is a youth enrichment program that strengthens life skills, promotes academics and creates a path to higher education through the sport of tennis.

Little Ram Pantries project, launched via CEnR grant, expands to MCV Campus

The project is part of the iCubed Sustainable Food Access core Five Little Ram Pantries were installed on Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus last fall as part of a pilot project to help address food insecurity among students. Now the project is being expanded, with two new Little Ram Pantries being added on the Monroe Park Campus and […]

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