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Exploring the Power of Civic Engagement & Action

We believe that people are at the center of change.

Join us to explore how people, businesses or organizations can become more deeply engaged in the community and use their influence to advocate for issues they care about most. Our programs – often hosted in collaboration with other community partners – are designed to help participants develop a personal plan for action, join in community conversations that allow for diverse perspectives, or learn how our collective commitment to strong civic culture leads to stronger communities.

Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action

Virtual workshop offered quarterly; Upcoming: August 24 and November 9

There are multiple ways to be an agent of change for your community. We have created Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action to educate and inspire participants to become active and engaged citizens. This 75 minute session will introduce participants to civic engagement, explore a community issues, and help participants develop a personalized plan to community action. When you align your skills and interests to community needs, real change happens, and everyone benefits.

Participants will:

  • Learn 9 ways to be civically engaged
  • Uncover your personal values and motivations
  • Learn about ways to give back with your time, money and voice

This session will be held virtually. A link to the virtual meeting will be sent prior to the date. This event is open to the public so please bring a friend!  HandsOn Greater Richmond is a program of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

Register for one of the following sessions:

August 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

November 9, 4:00 - 5:30 pm


Civic Action Conversation Series

More coming in Fall 2022

Civic Action Conversations are a new RVA Engage series designed to focus on critical regional priorities and possible action steps for every Richmonder. Planning is currently underway for fall conversations and those details will be posted here as they are available. In the meantime, we welcome you to watch recordings from the first two conversations on early childhood education and workforce development.

View past conversations:

Early Childhood Education: Why It Matters & What You Can Do

Coming Soon - Workforce Development: Why It Matters & What You Can Do