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Circles RVA

As the saying goes, It takes a village to raise a child. Darshee Clarke knows this better than most. Born into generational poverty, she has been working her entire life to navigate the complex path out. Her determination is clear:…

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RVA Masks 4 Health

When she heard a CDC spokesperson say crisis medical workers could use a bandanna or scarf over their faces as a last resort, Julie Kratzer knew she needed to do something to help healthcare workers. That’s the moment RVA Masks…

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Visit for guidance on conducting a safe food drive in your neighborhood. _________________________________________________________________________________ As a single mom, Sheila Jamerson doesn’t worry about herself. She worries about taking care of her two children. That anxiety recently turned to fear when…

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Safe Harbor

Many people imagine human trafficking as something out of a Liam Neeson movie. A predator snatches a woman in a parking lot. He ties her up. He gags her and throws her into a van. But that is rarely how…

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Bridging RVA

by Tom O’Donnell Seven-year-old Jake sleeps on his aunt’s couch one week and on his grandfather’s floor flanked by two of his cousins the next. Jake and his mom are in between stable housing, although his mother is on several…

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Arthritis Foundation of Virginia

Use promo code RVAJBR to save $5 on your registration for the 19th Annual Richmond Jingle Bell Run.   The summer before she turned two, Reagan took her first steps. They were small and shuffled, and she resembled her grandmother…

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Celebrate RVA

At the Bellemeade Community Center in South Richmond, a fifth grade student had a message to share with the world. “That’s my birthday twin!” Niq-Niq called out across the room.  On the receiving end of the greeting was Julia Warren,…

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JA of Central Virginia

Grace Hessberg, a junior at Glen Allen High School, is one of three recipients of the JA Future Laureate scholarship, awarded last year through JA of Central Virginia. Grace’s experience in the JA Finance Park program – sessions in savings,…

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James House

Marie whispers her story with tears in her eyes. “I was walking on eggshells all the time. I never knew what mood he would be in when he walked through the door. I was afraid of what he would do…

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