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The video's below capture the stories of community members who have used thier gifts to strengthen thier communities from the inside.  They are the heroes we have all been waiting for.  We are…
Acewall Scholars has been investing in the leaders of tomorrow through individual tutoring, mentoring and community building activities since 2006. Acewall is partnering with Embrace to grow its…
April is a community-builder, storyteller, artist and connector who blends ground-level practices of asset-based community-driven development with writing, photography/video, teaching, and network-…
Wendy McCaig, Embrace Executive Director, serves as a member of the ABCD Institute training team in her capacity as a Faculty/Steward of the Institute.  These trainings are offered periodically by…
Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a 2015 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. The BGAV is a missionary movement unleashing the power of the resurrected Christ through the local…
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) is a 2015 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. For nearly three decades, BTSR trained women and men for ministry in the 21st century church and…
Beautiful RVA is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. They are a regional coalition of public and private agencies and organizations invested in improving the quality of life in greater…
Belmont Community Resource Services has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2018 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. They started a food and…
Beulah United Methodist Church is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. To learn more about this sponsor, visit their website here. 
The Brandermill Church is a 2015 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. They are a unique union of the Presbyterian Church USA and The United Methodist Church, and their disciples come from a…
Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is a 2016 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. BHITC is focused on the renewal of urban Cleveland. It uniquely links local congregations and volunteers with…
Centenary UMC has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since January 2022. CUMC is one of six downtown churches, partnering in the Downtown Community Ministry, providing a…
Chesterfield County, Virginia has been a Training Sponsor and Coaching Client with Embrace Communities since 2015.  To learn more about this sponsor, please visit their website here. 
Church of the Reconciliation is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. Part of thier mission is to serve one another and their neighbors, respecting all of Creation. To learn more about…
The City of Richmond, Virginia is a 2016 Consulting Client for Embrace Communities. To learn more about this client, please visit their website here.    Initiatives   ABCD and Sustainability  
Coastal Bend Neighborhood Empowerment (CBNE) has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2017 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. They are…
Like many faith-rooted non-profits, Common Grace Ministries has a long history of mercy based activities including providing a financial safety net for families experiencing financial challenges, a…
Communities In Schools Chesterfield has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2019 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. Communities In Schools' (…
Concerned Citizens of Ettrick is a 2016 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. They promote the cultural, spiritual, economic, educational, physical and social well-being of the Ettrick community…
Cornerstone Revitalization Center (CRC) is a 2014 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. CRC is a non-profit organization in Central Virginia whose mission is to: Share Christ, Empower people,…
Crosswinds International has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since July 2022 and joined the Empowered Communities Network in September of 2022. Crosswinds serves an…
Gayton Baptist Church is a 2018 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. Gayton has a rich history of engaging with the community around them. And as they move forward as a church family,…
The Hillside Court community is a 446-unit public housing complex operated by Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA). Hillside Court is 99% African American and 1% Caucasian, 90%…
Kaleidoscope Collaborative RVA LLC is a founding member of the Empower Communities Network, and Embrace Communities has been partnering with Cheryl Groce-Wright, the founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope, …
Allison Crews is a cultivator of community networks through wellness, food & education. Her home base of natural pHuel, located in Farmville, is an extension of her mission, a space dedicated to…
OC3 is a 2016 training sponsor with Embrace Communities. They are a grassroots organization of churches and concerned citizens, uniting for the restoration of hope, healing and well-being of the city…
The Pace Center has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2017 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. Their mission is to equip and empower students…
The Pamplin Community Market is seeking to bring together the rich agricultural assets of the Pamplin area and surrounding counties to provide healthy food and opportunities to deepen community…
Partnership for Families Northside is a 2016 training sponsor and coaching client with Embrace Communities. They are system of coordinated services for Families with the purpose of preparing north…
To learn more about this partner, visit their website here.    Initiatives   The Southwood Collaborative, Richmond Virginia This collaborative effort is a joint venture between Belmont Community…
The Staunton District of the United Methodist Church is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. The 77 United Methodist Churches of the Staunton District tend mission fields of unparalleled…
As an Asset-Based Community Development Organization, we train, coach and financially support youth and adult leaders working to bring about positive changes in their neighborhoods. We want to…
The James River District -- here to empower their 83 United Methodist Churches to make Disciples of Jesus Christ. To learn more, please visit their website here.    Initiatives   Petersburg…
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, Virginia is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. They believe that by using love, wonder, and connection, they can transform…
Was integration in Richmond, Virginia a failed social experiment or is it a dream yet realized?  Are we at end of that story or is this just the beginning? Answering these questions is the goal of…
Union Presbyterian Seminary is a 2016 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. Union Presbyterian Seminary equips Christian leaders for ministry in the world — a sacred vocation that requires deep…
The Brookland Park Story Our asset-mapping often reveals two of the most overlooked assets in community transformation – the young people, who have passion and energy – and the senior adults, who…
The Virginia Community Health Workers Association (VACHWA) has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2019 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network.…
Virginia State Parks Association is an active training client and a key partner in community building efforts across the South Central Virginia region.  Learn more here. 
We Understand Youth (WUY) became a coaching & training client of Embrace in June of 2022.  WUY is seeking to strengthen the Farmville Community by investing in our future community leaders - the…
Woodlake United Methodist Church has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2019 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. Woodlake is a support partner…
The vision of St. Francis Episcopal Church is to "invite the surrounding communities into the family of God." To learn more, visit their website here.  Initiatives St. Francis Episcopal church…
Chester United Methodist Church is a 2015 training sponsor with Embrace Communities. They are a community in Christ who joins with other United Methodists in the mission to make disciples for Jesus…