What is VCU ASPiRE?

VCU ASPiRE is a living-learning community promoting community engagement through academic coursework and co-curricular activity. The mission of VCU ASPiRE is to enrich and deepen students’ understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities and address critical societal needs through long-term sustainable partnerships. Specifically, VCU ASPiRE is dedicated to making an impact in the following areas: (1) pre-k-adult education; (2) accessible and affordable housing; (3) leadership development; (4) economic development; (5) youth mentoring; (6) healthy living; (7) environmental sustainability; and (8) urban revitalization.

Program Requirements:

  • Reside in the West Grace South Residence Hall for Two-Years
  • Complete all academic coursework on time for the Community Engagement Certificate of Completion
  • Complete a minimum of 100 hours of co-curricular activity

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