Communities In School
In partnership with Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools, Communities In Schools of Richmond identifies the most critical needs of students K-12 and their families and locates and coordinates community resources, dedicated volunteers and agencies to serve in partnership with the schools. CIS ensures that the work of these outside agencies and volunteers is interconnected and integrated, providing the support students need the most.
Kaboom is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.
Kaboom Playground build at Abner Clay Park November 17
Volunteers and donations needed contact Bryan McNamera email.
Blessings in a Backpack
Hunger Doesn’t Take Weekends Off
What Do We Do?
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
Why Do We Do It?
There are more than 16.2 -million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.
Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 93,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Beta Gamma Lambda has facilitated a mentoring program at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Richmond, “7 Leaders, 7 Scholars”, for the past four years. Here, we have targeted 4th and 5th grade students to establish a foundation for academic success and effective leadership skills. This program is building upon the foundation established at George Washington Carver Elementary School. We do this with the hopes of preparing Albert Hill students for high school, the fraternity’s Young Achievers and Leadership Development programs for high school students, and life in general. The relationship that is formed between the boys and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha can be a lasting and positive one. The opportunity is available to continue to build upon each year as the boys matriculate through middle school and beyond.