Projects that have reached maturity and ownership has been transferred to community members.

ABCD in Action: Snapshots of Past CommUNITY Strengthening Initiatives
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Wendy McCaig Tue, 08/16/2022 - 13:15

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 thankful they allowed Embrace to join them in bringing thier commUNITY dreams to life.  For more stories like these visit and subscribe to our Youtube channel. 


Together We Rise
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garza Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:59

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 the “Together we Rise” project. In 2018, we discovered that the integration of Chandler is a “key” to open “doors” of understanding related to each decade of this communities on-going saga.

Unsung Heroes
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garza Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:38

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 have wisdom and experience. Senior adults are the unsung heroes of our neighborhoods. They have persevered in some of the most challenged communities and have the wisdom to help our cities regain thier historically strong understanding of what it means to be a community.

The Historic Brookland Park Collective
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garza Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:59
Brookland Park in Richmond VAThe Community Foundation in Richmond VA
Hillside Court Partnership
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garza Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:43
Hillside Court

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% single female head of household.