2021 Richmond History Makers and Community Update
Tuesday, March 9th (5-6p.m.) | Online Event
Over more than a year, the Richmond Region has undergone tremendous change, witnessed historic transformation and taken strides to confront our complicated history. Trailblazers across Central Virginia have faced these challenges with strength and resolve.
For the 2021 Richmond History Makers & Community Update Program, our six honorees remind us that amidst these difficulties, there are still so many things we have to celebrate. The Valentine and the Community Foundation are excited to partner for this event, and we look forward to seeing you (virtually!) on March 9 to celebrate our honorees and to learn about our community’s progress.
Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action
Wednesday, March 24th (4-5:30 p.m.) | Virtual Event via Zoom
There are so many different ways you can get involved in your community, which means that getting started can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action – an hour and a half long, choose-your-own-adventure experience – that helps participants develop a personalized plan to community action.
Learn 8 ways to be civically engaged
Explore core community issues
Uncover personal values and motivations
Learn about ways to give back with their time, money and voice
Register - Civic Life Today
The Power of Purpose: Exploring the Basics of Corporate Social Responsibility
Thursday, March 25th (9-11a.m.) | Online Event via Zoom
If you aspire to greater social impact and more purpose – where do you start?
Join us for a new program offered by the Community Foundation and ChamberRVA to learn how your organization's purpose can drive your corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. We'll share basics and best practices, providing you with the knowledge and resources to begin developing programs that engages employees, aligns with your business strategy and strengthens your community impact.
This program is designed to support:
- Individuals interested in spearheading a CSR program within their business;
- Individuals who are new to community engagement practitioner roles; and
- Business leaders who want to think strategically about how to engage their employees – and leverage their resources – in the community.
Civic Circle Discussion Series
Thursday, March 25th (4-6p.m.) | Virtual
Monthly cohort gatherings on the last Thursday of each month
Every person has the power to lead, lend support, and take action for causes they care about.
If you're interested in discussing the full spectrum of ways you can drive change in your community with other people who are passionate about civic engagement — join us for the 9-month Civic Circle Discussion Series.
Participants will come together for nine monthly virtual gatherings, where we will take a deep dive into one of the nine elements of the Civic Circle using toolkits provided by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Each participant will also create a personal action plan that outlines how to direct your civic resources to community issues that matter most.
If you already know you would like to be involved, firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up.