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Sharing the Love: Helping the Community Mask Up for Safety

The VCU Health Hub at 25th was featured in VCU’s Valentine’s Day round-up of ways the VCU community is “sharing the love” to create thoughtful moments during the pandemic. Last year the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact held three mask-making kit assembly events at the VCU Health Hub at 25th to benefit the community. The last one […]

Cold Weather Kits and Continuing to Serve During the Pandemic

After reading about a service opportunity with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority in the 32 with VCU newsletter, Kelly Harrell, Ph.D, MPT, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the VCU School of Medicine, used her Community Service Leave to make cold weather kits with her family. By Jenny Pedraza “As my husband […]

Restoring Oyster Populations in the Chesapeake Bay with VCU Service Hours

By Jenny Pedraza If you’ve ever eaten oysters at a restaurant in Central or Eastern Virginia, your discarded oyster shells may not have ended up in the trash when your plate was cleared.  Since 2013, the VCU Rice Rivers Center has facilitated the collection of waste oyster shells from 50 restaurants and returned them to […]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Professional Fraternity Organizes (Socially-Distanced) Community Clean-Up in Honor of George Floyd By Jenny Pedraza “We got the idea for a community clean-up because we thought actions speak louder than words, and with everything that’s been occurring throughout our community, this was one way to show support,” said Will Burns, ’21, a Virginia Commonwealth University homeland […]