CIG 2016 Top 5 Spotlights

CIG 2016 Top 5 Spotlights We’re excited to announce this year’s CIG top five finalists! Congratulations to the following organizations: 50CAN: A Platform to Advance Structural Solutions to Public Education With the CIG funding, 50CAN would launch VirginiaCAN — Virginia’s first comprehensive K-12 education advocacy organization. VirginiaCAN will transform how the Greater Richmond region and…

What can Richmond learn from Communities in Schools?

We kicked off this year’s Lora M. Robins Speaker Series with a great discussion and presentation lead by Dan Cardinali, President of Communities in Schools (CIS). CIS, founded in 1977 is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization which serves more than 1.3 million students each year, including students in the Richmond metro area. CIS Richmond supports students in 41 Richmond City and Henrico County high poverty neighborhood schools, by working with 160 partner agencies in our area to eliminate barriers to success and keep kids in school.

The Education Continuum – 2016 Focus Area Grants

This year, Travel + Leisure ranked Richmond # 3 on its Best Places to Travel list, and National Geographic included our region on its list of Where to Travel for Food in 2016. But where you won’t find Richmond is on the list of the best public school systems in America. That’s why we’re renewing and expanding our focus to support the education continuum on the micro and macro levels here in RVA.