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Flexible funding, big thinking help curb homelessness
By KateGibson / February 12, 2019
Homeward’s New Lease on Life Fund helps people who fall into the service gap. Local shelters can access flexible funding to help clients who only need a “light touch” to regain housing stability.

Building a strong, inclusive afterschool system
By KateGibson / January 30, 2019
One major initiative in development is the creation of a citywide system of afterschool programs, with the goal to provide every elementary and middle school student in Richmond Public Schools (RPS) with access to high-quality, full-service afterschool programming by 2020.

Q&A with new board chair, Dr. Pamela Royal
By KateGibson / January 30, 2019
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Royal as our new board chairman, a role she will hold through 2020. Recently, we had the chance to ask her about her inspirations and what fuels her optimism for our future.

Building deeper engagement in 2019
By KateGibson / January 22, 2019
We are thrilled to begin a new year with a heightened focus on bringing awareness to key issues our unique and vibrant communities face — and advocating for the many ways we all can get involved and make a difference.

Make MLK Day 'a day on, not a day off'
By KateGibson / January 10, 2019
For this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we encourage the Richmond community to not only reflect on his inspirational teachings, but also to recommit to serving and bettering our community. Here are four ways you can get involved.