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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Become a Community Partner

VCU ASPiRE community partners are part of a growing network that connects VCU with community organizations to address community-identified needs.

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ASPiRE Open Houses

If you're interested in joining VCU ASPIRE, please consider attending one of our upcoming Open House events! Hear from program staff and current students to determine if ASPiRE would be a good fit for you!

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