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Welcome to our Community Hubs

  • We are excited for the launch of four “Community Hubs” around the city (one in the city’s East End, two in the city’s Southside, and one in the city’s West End for families in the West End and Northside) to deepen our connection to and partnership with families and community partners. 

What are Community Hubs?

  • Community Hubs are community-based spaces where we can meet families’ needs, build on their strengths, and support ongoing advocacy that informs our divisions’ programs and policies. At its core, Community Hubs are centered around helping families build protective factors that when present, increase the health and wellbeing of children and families. Additionally, Community Hubs will increase our capacity to increase positive and personal communication between the family and the school. 

    Community Hubs recognize that truancy is a community-wide concern and therefore must be addressed both with various community stakeholders working alongside RPS staff and located in the community. The model is designed to serve families and students from a person-centered approach, meeting people where they are based on their location and their needs. 

Why are Community Hubs important?

  • Thirty years of research has consistently linked family involvement to higher student achievement, better attitudes toward school, lower dropout rates, increased attendance, and many other positive outcomes for students, families, and schools (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). Consistent and constant personal communication between the family and the school is imperative. Thus, to drastically improve responses to engagement efforts across the division, we are employing a cohesive and aligned approach to best serve student needs and root causes of absenteeism.

    We believe that our communities already have the assets and power they need for improvement. It is our goal to tap into this power and work to increase additional supports and resources for improvement and sustainability.

Where are Community Hubs located?

    • East End Hub
      • Schools Served: Armstrong HS, Bellevue ES, Chimborazo ES, Fairfield Court ES, Franklin Military Academy, Marsh ES, MLK MS, Woodville ES
      • Neighborhoods Served: Brauers/Peter Paul/Woodville, Chimborazo/Oakwood/Church Hill/Union Hill, Creighton Court, Fairfield Court, Fulton/Fulton Hill/Montrose Heights, Mosby Court, Whitcomb Court/Eastview
      • Number of Family Liaisons: 7


    • Southside Hub 1 (East of Hull Street)
      • Schools Served: Blackwell ES, Broad Rock ES, Boushall MS, Cardinal ES, Francis ES, Oak Grove-Bellemeade ES
      • Neighborhoods Served: Afton/Bellemeade/Oak Grove/Jefferson Terrace, Blackwell/Manchester, Castlewood/Davee Gardens/Cullenwood, Hillside Court, Lafayette Gardens/Rudd Trailer Park, Walmsley Terrace/Cherry Gardens/Hickory Hill
      • Number of Family Liaisons: 5


    • Southside Hub 2 (West of Hull Street)
      • Schools Served: Brown MS, Fisher ES, Huguenot HS, Miles Jones ES, Patrick Henry ES, Redd ES, Reid ES, River City MS, Southampton ES, Swansboro ES, Westover Hills ES
      • Neighborhoods Served: Beaufont/Hioaks/Worthington, Brookbury/Broad Rock/Swansboro, Farms/Chippenham Place, Forest Hill/Westover Hills/Westlake, Midlothian Village, Southwood
      • Number of Family Liaisons: 5


    • Northside/West End Hub
      • Schools Served: Binford MS, Carver ES, Cary ES, Community HS, Fox ES, Ginter Park ES, Henderson MS, Hill MS, Holton ES, Jefferson HS, Marshall HS, Munford ES, Obama ES, Open HS, Overby-Sheppard ES, Richmond Alternative School/ASPIRE, Tech Center 
      • Neighborhoods Served: Battery Park/Edgewood/Ginter Park, Carver/Jackson Ward, Gilpin Court, Highland Park, Randolph/Maymont/Byrd Park, Southern Barton Heights/Brookland Park
      • Number of Family Liaisons: 6 


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