Ongoing projects for which the training has been completed and partners are now implementing the Empowered Communities Model.

Rebekah Scher, Independent Consultant

Rebekah Scher was trained in the Empowered Communities Framework in Summer 2021 and joined the Empowered Communities Network in Fall 2021. In her independent consultant work, she uses ABCD to help her build and facilitate spaces of inquiry where groups and communities can explore topics that are important to them and create new possibilities together. Rebekah is also the Storytelling and Communications Manager for Embrace Communities. 

Belmont Community Resource Services

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 clothing pantry in 2004 to address food and clothing insecurity in the Belmont and Broad Rock area of South Richmond. In 2016, they established Belmont Community Resource Services, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Chester United Methodist 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 Christ for the transformation of the world. Their vision is to be rooted in God, growing in Christ, and bearing fruit in the Spirit.

 

Initiatives

 

Virginia Community Health Workers Association

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. They are a space for community health workers (inclusive of all titles) to network and grow personally and professionally through education and advocacy. We want to see Virginia communities having better health outcomes so that individuals and families can live healthier and happier lives.

Communities in Schools – Chesterfield County

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' (CIS) mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For 25 years, CIS  of Chesterfield has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for Chesterfield County students and families in need.