Community Engagement Program Visits Partner Sites

Collegiate 9th Graders boarded buses for the second of six visits to Richmond-area nonprofits as part of their grade-level service learning program, Community Engagement 2019-20, through which all 9th Graders volunteer once a month from now through April (excluding December) at Richmond-area nonprofits. The program builds upon the experiences provided to students through the 7th Grade service learning program, Connect Richmond, and the 8th Grade Capstone program, Envision Richmond.
Community Engagement encourages students to consider their responsibility toward others as they begin to understand local community needs, whether learning more about autism and elder care, or the obstacles that organizations and individuals face.  
Sites students will visit this year are Adams Elementary School, Circle Center Adult Day Services, Children’s Museum of Richmond, The Faison Center, The Hermitage, Lakewood Manor, Linwood Holton Elementary, Ridge Elementary School, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, St. Francis Home, St. James’s Children’s Center, St. Mary’s Woods, The Virginia Home and the YWCA - The Sprout School.