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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 […]

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.

VCU Service-Learning Office publishes triennial community partner impact assessment report

The assessment aims to understand the impact of service-learning on community partner organizations in order to ensure reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships.